Quirks And Quarks Complete Show From Cbc Radio

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CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks covers the quirks of the expanding universe to the quarks within a single atom... and everything in between.

Episodios

  • New climate war tactics, lizard burrows are wildlife condos, sleep lunacy, blind naked mole-rat dialects, male mantises don’t go down easily, and how do astronauts float?

    New climate war tactics, lizard burrows are wildlife condos, sleep lunacy, blind naked mole-rat dialects, male mantises don’t go down easily, and how do astronauts float?

    29/01/2021 Duración: 54min

    Prominent climatologist behind ‘hockey stick’ graph talks about the ‘New Climate War’; Australian monitor lizards build underground condos used by dozens of other species; Phases of the moon could be playing with your bedtime without you knowing it; Naked mole rats learn their 'language' from their queens and speak in dialect; Scientists find male praying mantises taking a stand against cannibal females; Why aren’t astronauts affected by gravity or centrifugal force in the space station?

  • A pandemic of boredom, dinosaur’s nether regions, a giant telescope on the moon, greenhouse gases and a mussel’s shell game and cancer ‘sleeps through’ chemotherapy

    A pandemic of boredom, dinosaur’s nether regions, a giant telescope on the moon, greenhouse gases and a mussel’s shell game and cancer ‘sleeps through’ chemotherapy

    22/01/2021 Duración: 54min

    Pandemic boredom research is thrilling and — and might even be helpful; A dinosaur's 'butthole' was a swiss-army-knife of orifices; Building Earth's largest telescope on the far side of the moon; Mussels play a 'shell game' to deal with increasingly corrosive ocean waters; Cancer cells 'hibernate' to hide from chemotherapy.

  • Introducing: Tai Asks Why Season 3

    Introducing: Tai Asks Why Season 3

    20/01/2021 Duración: 23min

    Fourteen year-old Tai Poole returns with Season 3 of Tai Asks Why to ask: What’s happening in my teen brain? How is the Universe going to end? Why do humans dance? And how much screen time is too much? Join Tai as he boldly goes where no 9th-grader has gone before to find you answers you never knew you needed. His conversations with everyone from NASA experts, to physicists and dancers, to his little brother Kien will expand your mind, no matter how old you are! More episodes are available at http://hyperurl.co/taiaskswhy

  • Snake lasso climbing, detecting gravitational waves with pulsars, coping with soil compaction, what land should we protect to reach 30% and electric eels hunt in packs.

    Snake lasso climbing, detecting gravitational waves with pulsars, coping with soil compaction, what land should we protect to reach 30% and electric eels hunt in packs.

    15/01/2021 Duración: 54min

    Snakes tie themselves in knots to climb up slippery poles after endangered prey; Spinning stars act as cosmic lighthouses to help detect gravitational waves; Heavy machinery is compacting agricultural soils. Can we persuade plants to put up with it?; Canada committed to protecting 30% of our territory by 2030. Which 30% should it be?; ‘Shocking’ electric eel pack-hunting behaviour discovered in the Amazon.

  • COVID-19 and fighting viral evolution, ice-age wolf pup, how jellyfish swim so efficiently and how to do online learning to make education better

    COVID-19 and fighting viral evolution, ice-age wolf pup, how jellyfish swim so efficiently and how to do online learning to make education better

    08/01/2021 Duración: 54min

    New COVID variants: what’s driving the virus to evolve, and what we can do about it; A 60,000 year-old frozen wolf cub paints a picture of ice age life; Jellyfish are the ocean’s most efficient swimmers - here’s how they do it; An online learning expert explains how the COVID crisis might help change education for the better.

  • Listener question show — we answer your science questions, like: Where are the missing dinosaurs? Why does cold make you pee? Do insects feel pain? And much more.

    Listener question show — we answer your science questions, like: Where are the missing dinosaurs? Why does cold make you pee? Do insects feel pain? And much more.

    01/01/2021 Duración: 54min

    The Quirks & Quarks annual Question show, ten questions, ten answers.

  • Our producers favourite stories of 2020. Tickling rats, the power of swearing, amazing awakening, squat dont sit, woodpecker wars and more

    Our producers' favourite stories of 2020. Tickling rats, the power of swearing, amazing awakening, squat don't sit, woodpecker wars and more

    25/12/2020 Duración: 54min

    The 'best of' Quirks 2020 season as selected by the show's producers

  • Quirks  Quarks holiday book show. Chance and human evolution, surviving a black hole, new insights about Neanderthals and more...

    Quirks & Quarks holiday book show. Chance and human evolution, surviving a black hole, new insights about Neanderthals and more...

    18/12/2020 Duración: 54min

    Do you feel lucky? A biologist explains we exist because of ‘A Series of Fortunate Events’; A ‘Black hole Survival guide’ and your brief life in a paradox of space and time; A new book about our ‘Kindred,’ the Neanderthals, puts to rest the brutish image.

  • Spotting STEVE, superbolts and megaflashes, hyperventilating sober, bees use poop as insect repellent and a spider research and racial equity in science.

    Spotting STEVE, superbolts and megaflashes, hyperventilating sober, bees use poop as insect repellent and a spider research and racial equity in science.

    11/12/2020 Duración: 54min

    Citizen scientist help reveal new features of the mysterious aurora-like STEVE; Superbolts and megaflashes — scientists study souped up lightning; Hyperventilate yourself sober — a simple new device could help treat acute alcohol poisoning; Bees defend themselves from giant asian ‘murder’ hornets with animal poop; Maydianne Andrade on black widow spiders, and fighting for racial equity in science.

  • A mysterious light from the universe, undoing cellular aging, feather talking, a smartwatch predicts COVID, the path of the polar bear and moon volcanoes

    A mysterious light from the universe, undoing cellular aging, feather talking, a smartwatch predicts COVID, the path of the polar bear and moon volcanoes

    04/12/2020 Duración: 54min

    Pluto probe finds mysterious ‘night light’ in the universe; Your smartwatch might be able to detect early signs of COVID-19; These birds communicate through feather flutters - and even have different accents; Scientists reverse aging in retinal cells by removing genetic 'rust' to restore vision; Ice Walker — a mother polar bear's precarious existence in the changing Arctic; Why does Jupiter’s moon Io have volcanoes but our moon doesn’t?

  • Quick tests for COVID, rat hides poison in its fur, neuroscientists see how we see colour, our planet’s climate zones are changing and why the hottest temperatures are in Death Valley

    Quick tests for COVID, rat hides poison in its fur, neuroscientists see how we see colour, our planet’s climate zones are changing and why the hottest temperatures are in Death Valley

    27/11/2020 Duración: 54min

    Could quick COVID ‘antigen’ tests break the back of the pandemic?;This gorgeous African rat combs poison into its fur to deter predators; Neuroscience suggests that yes, when you see purple, it's the same purple I see; The world's major climate zones - polar, temperate and tropical - are transforming as we watch; Why are the hottest temperatures measured in Death Valley?

  • Microbial mining in space, baby birds get the boot, palm oil substitutes, deep sea squid says ‘g’day’, Canada’s place in space and how do fans make cool air?

    Microbial mining in space, baby birds get the boot, palm oil substitutes, deep sea squid says ‘g’day’, Canada’s place in space and how do fans make cool air?

    20/11/2020 Duración: 54min

    Microbes may be our miners on asteroids, moons and other planets; Songbird parents manipulate their chicks out of the nest before they’re ready to go; Canadian food scientists develop eco-friendly substitutes for palm oil; Super rare deep sea squid spotted in Australian waters for the first time; Canadian technological ingenuity and astronaut talent has been our ticket to space; Why do fans make the air feel cooler?

  • COVID vaccine  immune durability, Wallabies in the UK, ancient female hunters, humans are cooler than we used to be, Herzberg gold medal winner and how old are circadian rhythms?

    COVID vaccine & immune durability, Wallabies in the UK, ancient female hunters, humans are cooler than we used to be, Herzberg gold medal winner and how old are circadian rhythms?

    13/11/2020 Duración: 54min

    COVID vaccines are on the horizon, but how long might protection last?; Wallabies from Australia have gained a foothold in the UK, and may be there for good; In the ancient Americas, female big-game hunters were common; You're cooler than your ancestors — by about a degree; Chemical engineer Molly Shoichet wins Canada's most prestigious science prize for ‘hydrogels’; How far back, evolutionarily speaking, do circadian rhythms go in animals?

  • Fast radio bursts, monkeys with a puberty switch, black hole at our galaxy’s centre, and forever chemicals

    Fast radio bursts, monkeys with a puberty switch, black hole at our galaxy’s centre, and forever chemicals

    06/11/2020 Duración: 54min

    A blast of radio waves in our galaxy gives insight into mysterious 'fast radio bursts'; These monkeys have a ‘puberty switch’ they flip when the right male comes along; Extreme Astrophysics: new Nobel Laureate Andrea Ghez’s work on supermassive black holes; 'Forever chemicals' can have far-reaching consequences, need more regulation in Canada, scientists say.

  • Wasps make cockroaches into zombies, water on the moon, how remoras surf whales, what Spirit bears do when we aren’t watching, and why hope matters in our environmental crisis and a continental question.

    Wasps make cockroaches into zombies, water on the moon, how remoras surf whales, what Spirit bears do when we aren’t watching, and why hope matters in our environmental crisis and a continental question.

    30/10/2020 Duración: 54min

    Forget fake vampires and ghouls, here’s a real life zombie story from nature; The moon’s a wetter place than we thought, and that could be critical for exploration; How remora 'sucker fish' use physics to surf on their whale hosts; An argument for ‘evidence-based hope’ to help fight the environmental crisis; How have supercontinents affected the Earth’s rotation?

  • Ironclad beetle’s uncrushable shell, extinction made us upright and warm blooded, ‘Forever chemicals’ contaminate all of Canada, and a vet takes on great apes

    Ironclad beetle’s uncrushable shell, extinction made us upright and warm blooded, ‘Forever chemicals’ contaminate all of Canada, and a vet takes on great apes

    23/10/2020 Duración: 54min

    The diabolical ironclad beetle’s super-tough shell can even resist being run over by a car; How birds and mammals got their evolutionary edge by getting their legs under them; How 'forever chemicals' have come to contaminate even the remotest parts of Canada; How a Canadian vet took on the challenge of saving the world's great apes.

  • Coronavirus and pain, sampling an asteroid, intersex moles, wildfires and CO2, Angry Weather and oxygen from trees.

    Coronavirus and pain, sampling an asteroid, intersex moles, wildfires and CO2, Angry Weather and oxygen from trees.

    16/10/2020 Duración: 54min

    The coronavirus could be messing with your pain perception — and that could help it spread; A NASA probe with Canadian content will touch an asteroid next week; Which forest fires spew out the most CO2? It's the soil that matters, not the trees; Female moles are intersex — they have testicle-like tissue that helps them grow big and tough; Angry Weather: the science of blaming droughts, hurricanes and wildfires on climate change; Which trees provide the most oxygen over the course of a year, deciduous or evergreen?

  • A Nobel for CRISPR, awakening with a sleeping pill, sea turtle egg decoys thwart thieves, and the toxic threat of forever chemicals

    A Nobel for CRISPR, awakening with a sleeping pill, sea turtle egg decoys thwart thieves, and the toxic threat of forever chemicals

    09/10/2020 Duración: 54min

    Jennifer Doudna on her Nobel win, the ethics of gene editing, and CRISPR’s full potential; Decoy sea turtle eggs with GPS crack illegal egg trafficking; An 'awakening' moment: a sleeping pill restores function to a brain-injured patient; A new class of 'forever chemicals' is an emerging threat to our health and environment.

  • Fat bears and living with grizzlies, singing dogs back from the dead, wasp ovipositor inspires medical device and the price of too much information.

    Fat bears and living with grizzlies, singing dogs back from the dead, wasp ovipositor inspires medical device and the price of too much information.

    02/10/2020 Duración: 54min

    Here’s how Canada’s grizzlies are faring during Fat Bear week; DNA testing confirms singing dogs aren’t extinct in the wild after all; A wasp’s gruesome egg-laying organ inspires a new medical tool; Too much information: a new book explores the paradox of the information age; Is a planet full of exhaling humans contributing to global warming?

  • Sep 26: Tailings pond detoxification, baboon friendship and longevity, ancient DNA in dirt, tickling rats for science and 5 ways the universe might die

    Sep 26: Tailings pond detoxification, baboon friendship and longevity, ancient DNA in dirt, tickling rats for science and 5 ways the universe might die

    25/09/2020 Duración: 54min

    Oil sands tailings ponds are toxic. Canadian-made nanotech could help fix that. Male baboons make friends with females for just one reason: a longer life. Less than a teaspoon of dirt could hold the history of an entire landscape. Tickling rats to improve animal - and scientists’ - welfare. Five ways the universe might die - including one that could happen at any time

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