Oct 5th • 54:15
Canada's latest Nobel winner is a 'laser jock' who loves the lab; Researchers are reading doctors' brains to see how good they are at surgery; 'Smelling' for shark DNA to see if it's safe to go back in the water; Watching a moon rise - in a solar system 8000 light years away; Thousands of women with autism may be going undiagnosed because it's a 'male disorder'.
Jul 20th • 54:12
A bread recipe from 14,000 years ago: wild oats, barley, wheat and roots. Your car might be trying to kill you by lulling you with sleep-inducing vibrations. The science behind 'Ant-man' - Did they really just put 'quantum' in front of everything? Migrating geese are losing the race north - and their chicks are paying the price. Diving a kilometre down and not getting 'the bends' - how dolphins do it. New moons of Jupiter came from a demolition derby, and it's not over yet. The reason why most animals are symmetrical has to do with their locomotion
Dec 7th • 54:27
Drug users aren't choosing dangerous fentanyl - they don't know what's in their drugs; Selfies for health - a smartphone app can detect anemia; Making it on the Moon - 3D printing useful stuff with moon dust; The octopus might have traded its shell for intelligence; Have researchers been wrong about Alzheimer's? A new theory challenges the old story; What would happen to Earth if there were no volcanoes?
Nov 30th • 54:33
Will the 'rogue science' that created genetically edited babies lead to backlash against research?; Mysterious fast radio bursts from space: Five explanations for what they could be; Spinal injury patients take steps again thanks to spinal pacemaker; A lack of scientific data behind medical implants could seriously hurt Canadians; That sounds funny - the science behind why certain words make us laugh; Canadian Astronaut David Saint-Jacques will get to watch the world go around.
Nov 23rd • 54:32
Captive rearing can accidentally change animals so they may not survive in the wild; A new plane with no moving parts flies by electrifying the air; Scientist refutes notion that gender identity is an 'unscientific liberal ideology'; Mars-quakes may shake the red planet, and NASA's new lander will detect them; How bats and dolphins use their sonar when everyone's talking at once; How do birds find seeds?
Nov 16th • 54:30
An asteroid impact on Greenland left a massive crater under the ice; Will coral reef islands rise or fall? It's a greenhouse-gas paradox; How moths evolved a kind of stealth jet technology to sneak past bats; Tiny people have evolved in rainforests because it's where tiny steps are better; The mysteries of animal movement - how they walk on water and climb up walls; What are the visible changes in the night sky in the last 3,000 years?
Nov 9th • 54:36
Bitcoin mining uses more energy than mining for real gold; Beatboxers have invented whole new ways of making sounds; Wind farms in India are driving a population boom of skinny, fearless lizards; For 20 years, scientists have been chucking fish into the forest. Here's why; Barking piranhas and screeching catfish are the sounds of the Amazon River; Sniffing your way around - our brains are built to navigate by scent; Why does humidity make us feel hotter in the summer and colder in winter?
Nov 8th • 25:54
We interrupt your usual Quirks & Quarks podcast feed with a little bonus this week. It's called "Tai Asks Why" and it's hosted by a curious young fellow named Tai Poole - an 11-year old! - who's on a mission to solve the mysteries of life, love and science.
Nov 2nd • 54:36
The 'Trump of the Tropics' is now in charge of the lungs of the planet. Here's why that's scary; Probiotics probably aren't making you well, and they could make you sicker; The biggest bird in history might have been blind as a bat; A step towards Optimus Prime - transforming robots can reshape themselves; Aged chocolate: Archeologists find evidence of 5000 year old chocolate drink; Why are salt water fish not salty to eat?
Oct 26th • 54:14
Neanderthals nursed their sick and injured back to health with ancient medicine; Listen to the Antarctic ice sheet sing a song of melting ice; There's a catch to 'catch and release:' hook injuries interfere with fish feeding; Purple reign: life on Earth might once have been dominated by purple micro-organisms; Evolution is going uptown as plants and animals adapt to city life; Why is the sound we hear in two ear buds not twice as loud as the sound from one?
Oct 19th • 54:14
Beer shortages could be a consequence of climate change thanks to barley crop failures; A dung beetle's genital worms will help care for its offspring; A meat eater chooses a side of seagrass - this shark's an omnivore; Rain, spiders and bears are all part of discovering Canada's backcountry biology; Why you don't go momentarily blind when you blink; Why don't we sneeze when we're asleep?
Oct 12th • 54:25
Cannabis and the brain: the knowns and the big unknowns; What's in a pot plant? Exploring the genes of your favourite ganja; Cultivating cannabis: Five tips on how to grow your own a bit better at home; Cannabis in a van: American researchers get creative to study high-potency products; Addiction and cannabis: it's real and this is what you need to know about it.
Sep 28th • 54:36
What this man with narcolepsy can teach us about getting better sleep; Bird song is unique as well as beautiful - no other animal makes noise this way; 'Nuclear pasta' on a neutron star could support mountains centimetres tall; How manta rays eat could be the secret to filtering pollution from water; No more sunburns: a simple wristband helps us get just the right amount of sun; Why is bird poop white?
Sep 21st • 54:36
We can forecast the hurricanes. Can we figure out how to forecast their floods?; Octopuses on ecstasy: The party drug leads to eight-armed hugs; The Sahara's wind and sun could power the world, and turn the desert green; The Gulf of St. Lawrence is running out of oxygen thanks to climate change; Elephant families are very like ours, according to the filmmakers of 'The Elephant Queen'; What happens when opioids are released into the environment?
Sep 14th • 54:51
The moment they arrived, the volcano began exploding; Digging deep in a beluga whale's belly looking for plastic pollution; Will the water be too warm for fish to spawn? Studying climate change and Arctic char; Canadian engineering talent helps develop water filters in Africa; How do CO2 emissions from forest fires compare to those from fossil fuels?
Sep 7th • 55:01
How we make decisions about what to save, and do we explore the idea of "conservation triage." So do we choose pipelines or killer whales? And is this an argument about money - or about values that transcend it?
Aug 31st • 54:36
Gene editing fixes muscular dystrophy in dogs - and humans could be next; Soot and smoke are the secret to predicting how forest fires might behave; The Zika epidemic 'vaccinated' half of Latin America, so it won't happen again; DNA evidence shows huge cave bears mated with brown bears before they went extinct; One of Russia's missiles is missing - and it could be a secret nuclear disaster; Fake News; How does the Earth's weight change every year?
Aug 24th • 54:58
'Completely mind-blowing' discovery of a hybrid of two extinct human species; Making blood types obsolete - researchers convert blood to universal donor; When one parasite sucks the life out of another parasite; Drone 'sheepdogs' steer flocks away from airports to prevent bird strikes; A machine learning system called Alpha Go zero makes a major leap forwards; What are the impacts of forest fires on wildlife?
Aug 17th • 54:47
Canada bans neonic pesticides implicated in bee declines; Tracking animals from space could provide early warning of natural disasters; Elephants have a zombie gene that comes back to life to fight cancer; How do you discourage a pesky elephant? Use bee smells as a repellent; We can't grow enough food to feed the world according to the Food Guide; Low level air pollution costs the economy billions of dollars in lost productivity; If the moon had oceans what would its tides be like?
Aug 10th • 54:58
'Climate change is here' - but is it to blame for the extreme weather this summer? Why the airline industry might want to lower cockpit CO2 levels. A baby's cries can predict the sound of their adult voice. Island birds would likely beat their mainland relatives in a battle of wits. Do lobsters feel pain when we boil them? Why does eating beets make my urine turn pink?
Aug 3rd • 54:58
Sun probe set to embark on perilous journey into the 'heart of the fire.' Scientists get a rare glimpse of the brain reorganizing itself after a lobectomy. Darn gut bacteria might be thwarting your weight loss efforts. Arctic spiders spinning new food web as climate warms - and that's a good thing. Your rooftop could be sprinkled with cosmic star dust. Do fireflies glow just at night or do they glow during the day too?
Jul 27th • 54:39
Scientists want a 'fin-ale' to Shark Week shows that hurt sharks. An astronomer turns the motions of our Milky Way galaxy into sweet music. Greenhouse gases will make fish smell worse as the oceans acidify. Piloting a drone with 'body english' beats joysticks hands down. Oh rats! Seabird-eating rodents are hurting coral reefs near tropical islands. Indigenous people hunted bison using fire - and clever manipulation of the landscape. Does sunscreen damage freshwater lake ecosystems?
Jul 13th • 54:39
Lab-made hybrid embryos could save the northern white rhino from extinction; Parrot's unique brain structure explains why they're so smart; Freshly detected 'ghost particle' offers a new way to observe the universe; Night shifts put your brain and gut clocks out of whack; Humans can judge a person's strength from their aggressive roars; Incredible dandelions could hold the key to growing plants on the oil sands; Why do predatory dinosaurs have eyes on the sides of their head?
Jul 6th • 54:55
A tiny zap of electricity to the brain can reduce violent intentions; The Arctic is melting - putting thousands of archaeological sites at risk; A radioactive wolf was spotted leaving Chernobyl's 'exclusion zone'; Asian hornets chop off the heads of honeybees; Toddler's fossil foot opens window into human evolution; Genetics is a big reason divorce runs in families; Where are we in the Milky Way galaxy?
Jun 30th • 54:43
Our solar system's first interstellar visitor has its own natural 'rockets'; Your microbiome may be giving you arthritis. How can we understand it better?; Polar bears on a treadmill: why scientists wanted to test their walking metabolism; Engineering a decompression chamber to retrieve fish from the 'twilight zone'; Fossils of our civilization - what humans will leave behind; Do animals have the same sleep requirements as humans?
Jun 22nd • 54:30
Separating children from parents can negatively affect brain development; Identifying criminals by the 'bacterial fingerprints' they leave behind; Seals who sleep with half their brains help explain how humans snooze; Antarctica's rising bedrock could stabilize the ice melt; How long did it take to wipe out the dinosaurs?
Jun 15th • 54:36
Fear of humans is driving animals into the darkness - and nocturnal life; Newfoundland's cod comeback faces a setback - is fishing to blame?; The mantis shrimp's violent punches harness brains as well as brawn; Incan doctors scraped holes in skulls with stone tools - and the patients survived; To Pluto and beyond! The inside story of a mission to the edge of the solar system; Why do Cheerios stick together when they are floating in milk?
Jun 8th • 54:34
Rising carbon dioxide levels is turning rice and fish into junk food; Hurricanes are slowing down and settling in to do more damage; Scientists say restrictions on neonic pesticides aren't enough - we need a ban; AI researchers develop a way to trick facial recognition systems; Crocodile Bach - what classical music does to a reptile's brain; Where was the Higgs boson particle 'hiding' before it was discovered?
Jun 1st • 54:15
Kids and concussions - the latest science on risks and long term effects; A gene for our big brains was rescued from the DNA garbage bin; The first Americans ‘island hopped’ down the west coast past the glaciers; Animals vocalize 100 times louder than humans - it’s a matter of survival
May 25th • 54:36
Scientists discover secret polluters may be eroding the ozone layer; Dino killing asteroid also took out the trees - and the birds that lived in them; Cancer researcher uses medical nanotech to deliver nutrients to hungry crops; Great athletes have high performance brains, as well as bodies; The sleep deficit puzzle - is it not enough sleep or too much being awake?; Why doesn't lightning travel in a straight line?
May 18th • 54:36
Michael Pollan on the science of how psychedelics can ‘shake your snow globe’; Kilauea’s lava has been flowing for 35 years - what’s science learning from the latest eruption?; Flushing hippo toilets smother fish in African rivers; Flesh eating bacteria stun the immune system into silence - with pain; Green-blooded reptiles are on the edge of poisoning themselves; Is there a genetic marker for ethnicity?
May 11th • 54:21
‘Father of global warming’ worries the climate young people inherit will be out of their control; ‘Third hand smoke’ can leap from clothes and surfaces into the air you breathe; Listening for elephant earthquakes might help us save pachyderms from poachers; Mars InSight lander will use seismology to see what’s shaking on Mars; Flood waters up in BC, down in NB - what health concerns do they leave behind?; Why don't humans get heartworm like our canine friends?
May 4th • 54:36
Preserving your brain might kill you, but it could it help you live forever; The Great Barrier Reef sounds sick, so baby fish aren't attracted to it; Ancient Peruvians sacrificed 140 children by tearing their hearts out; Could this Pentagon-developed ‘ray gun’ have stopped the Toronto van attack?; The first bird beak came with teeth as well; Will the Earth ever have a ‘dark side’?
Apr 27th • 54:41
Doctor’s group wants to scrap Canada’s medical cannabis program' Right stuff, wrong gender - the true story of the women who almost went to the moon; An ancient giant sloth hunt, frozen in time; Study after study has shown that corporate anti-bias training doesn’t work; How do tiny songbirds sing so loud, for so long?
A scientific history of chemical weapons; Kamikaze ants blow themselves up and cover their victims with killer slime; Deep-diving ‘sea nomads‘ have evolved an internal scuba tank; Trans Mountain spill ‘could have significant impacts’ says Canadian government scientist; One of the most venomous fish in the ocean also has switchblade eyes; Why doesn't life continue to spontaneously occur around hydrothermal vents in the ocean?
Apr 13th • 54:40
Newly discovered salt lakes in Canadian arctic help us understand Jupiter's moons; Why humans ditched the mono brow, for two eyebrows; Chasing Captain America: Author explores real-life science that could build a super-soldier; Hummingbirds 'sing' with their tail feathers to impress the females; Catch-22: polluting aerosols cool the Earth, removing them warms it; Can we make veggies winter hardy like daffodil plants?
Apr 6th • 54:20
Scientists worry microplastics found on farmers’ fields could end up in our food; Why a lizard from 49 million years ago had four eyes; A strange new kind of galaxy has no dark matter, and we don’t know why; Wake ‘n’ bake - what coffee and cannabis have in common; How you can use the science of luck to change your fortunes; Nature retracts CRISPR ‘bull in a China shop’ paper about gene editing; Do trees radiate heat?
Mar 29th • 54:50
The interstitium, a newfound human organ has been hiding in plain sight; Brain scans reveal why the 'Iceman' can withstand insanely cold temperatures; The volcano that brought Christianity to Iceland; On a hunt for North America's indigenous crops; Using tailpipe tech to make smoked bacon safer to eat; Why do fingers and toes wrinkle when they are in the water for a long time?
Mar 23rd • 54:32
A bizarre skeleton that looks alien is actually a human with a lot of bone mutations; Scientists say it’s time to make ‘3-parent baby’ technology legal in Canada; A dead rhino is a canary in the coal mine for mass extinction; Novichok and the science of assassination with chemical weapons; Bats teach other bats what a good meal sounds like; Why does ear hair grow as men age?
Mar 16th • 54:42
Hawking’s science, thoughts on God, and the formula for his tombstone; How DIY radiation sleuths are holding Japan’s government accountable; Far out visions for the future of humanity from Michio Kaku; Something unusual is happening with our planet's magnetic field; How do archaeological sites become covered in the first place?
Mar 9th • 54:28
Planet-sized cyclones just one highlight of Juno’s view of Jupiter; We can’t blame violent video games for mass shootings. Here’s the science; ‘Gates of Hell’ ritual sacrifices were a deadly geological magic trick; Looking inside our brains to reconstruct images and communicate with those who can’t; A 127 million year old baby bird fossil sheds new light on avian evolution; How do cell phone towers affect birds that nest on them?
Mar 2nd • 54:26
The universe’s dark age ended with the first stars - and we’ve found them; The vampire molecule: scientists discover why young blood helps reverse ageing; ‘Acoustic tweezer’ tractor beam could replace invasive surgeries; Scientists can look in your brain to determine your intelligence; The secret to finding life on Mars begins in Chile's Atacama Desert; Why do we have wax in our ears?
Feb 23rd • 54:42
These paintings prove Neanderthals weren't so brutish after all; From dresses to space travel graphene could do just about anything; This online game could be a ‘psychological vaccine’ against fake news;Could we stop flu outbreaks with UV light bulbs? Over-medicated seniors are an ‘unseen epidemic’; How much oil have we taken out of the ground?
Feb 16th • 54:42
Corruption, bribery and cover-ups - is the sugar story too sweet?; Ants treat battleground wounded during termite wars; Scientist use nanorobots to attack and kill cancer in mice; The Earth burped lava after being smashed by a dinosaur-killing asteroid; NASA is designing a sub to explore Titan’s methane oceans; Do offshore wind turbines generate noise that is harmful to marine life?
Feb 9th • 54:28
SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch ‘a true turning point in our journey into space’; Turning off anxiety could be as easy as flicking on a light in your brain; Take the quiz that shows the universal qualities of music; The secret to female attraction could be a tiny molecule; Lego and video games STEM the gender divide; Do bears actually hibernate in caves?
Feb 2nd • 54:42
Would you take this new blood test that can screen for Alzheimer’s?; Friends share more than interests, their brains are similar too; Are junk clearing lasers the first step towards weaponizing space?; Canadian beetles are shrinking because of climate change; ‘There is a lot of tension’: why efforts to monitor Ontario wolves face opposition; Why do some non-evergreens keep their leaves in winter?
Jan 26th • 54:10
Breathing spreads the flu; What happens if we stop geoengineering? Your eyes are pointing your eardrums; Flipping Earth’s magnetic field will lead to disaster; Animal athletes race for life and death; and Freezing duck feet
Jan 19th • 54:42
Do lobsters feel pain when we boil them alive?; Hacking the immune system to fight cocaine addiction; Monkey fight club helps animals to learn to live together peacefully; Canadian entrepreneur wants to send the first private lander to to the moon; Why extinct creatures fought with their tails, while today animals use their heads; How much RAM and hard drive space does a human brain have?
Jan 12th • 54:42
Why you shouldn’t make major decisions in the afternoon; Trump's mental state; Robotic implants help grow tissue inside living pigs; CRISPR genome editing; Ibuprofen pain killers mess with men's testosterone; Whose DNA is present in a donor heart?
Jan 5th • 54:30
Sugar additive worsens superbug epidemics; Keep a distance from whales says US regulations; Beetle penis inspires medical catheter design; Blueberries improve cancer treatment; Sense of touch is tested; Hidden cost of pollution; Snow and electricity.
Dec 29th, 2017 • 54:32
The 6 most incredible science stories we didn’t get to cover
Dec 22nd, 2017 • 54:24
Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Dr. Robert Sapolsky; Frankenstein: How A monster Became An Icon by Dr. Sidney Perkowitz; Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society by Dr. Cordelia Fine.
Dec 15th, 2017 • 54:43
Trump promises the moon; Christmas science; Zombie parasite; Spiders spin webs as strong as bullet proof Kevlar; Psychological legacy of mining coal; Making eye contact with your baby can synchronize your brainwaves; Space rainbows.
Dec 8th, 2017 • 54:30
Weaponized gene drive; DNA analysis of 'Yeti' samples points to Asian bears; Stories that serve a purpose in our evolution and brains; New dinosaur had duck legs, a swan neck and penguin flippers; Could we use rising sea water to flood desert regions?
Dec 1st, 2017 • 54:40
You and everyone you know will probably go Fructan-free; How modern medical techniques help diagnose the dead; Fried foods are creating fat clouds in London; Where does the brain end, and the mind begin?; Why are mosquitoes more attracted to some people?
Nov 24th, 2017 • 54:30
Scientists answer 10 questions including chemistry in a gin and tonic, colour and emotion, time travel and technology, the emerald ash borer, hairless homo sapiens, formation of the sun, chronic pain, the last ice age, blind dreams, EV carbon emissions.
Nov 17th, 2017 • 54:29
Conspiracy theories, Rat brain organoids, Road to Tuktoyaktuk, Passenger pigeons, Berlin patient, Sweet tooth
Nov 10th, 2017 • 54:27
Mail order CRISPR, Circadian injuries, Daydream Believers, One thing about science, Quark bomb
Nov 3rd, 2017 • 54:29
Vaginal seeding, ice music, bat dialects, opioids making pain worse, Alzheimer’s origins, Earthquake prediction.
Oct 27th, 2017 • 54:40
North Korea's nuclear earthquakes, Tailings Dandelion, The chance discovery of an odd arctic jellyfish, Warming the ocean floor, How volcanoes helped the Romans destroy Egyptian rule, A more effective pneumonia vaccine, Abandoning the prairies - Question.
Oct 20th, 2017 • 54:40
AI learns without humans, Loon lead poisoning, Neutron star crash, Sex addiction, Quirks Question Gene Mutation.
Oct 13th, 2017 • 54:46
Zap your brain to get smarter, Divorce is genetic, Deep-sea mining, War on coal and Energy East, Zika mutation and Quirks Question - Volcanoes under water.
Oct 6th, 2017 • 54:27
NRA has suppressed gun violence research; Your dreams are disappearing in a cloud of pot smoke; Dry run for an asteroid collision with Earth; The ancient primate we can blame for genital herpes; Nobel prize winner almost messed up his experiment; Fogbows.
Sep 29th, 2017 • 54:46
Science advisor Dr. Mona Nemer, Giant rat on the Solomon Islands, Sleep deprivation and depression, Migrating species via tsunami debris, Star dust book, and the sound of Saturn’s rings.
Sep 22nd, 2017 • 54:40
Watch this “batman” echolocate; “No evidence” power posing will get you a job; Fires are torching forests and we need to change tactics; Scientists discover jellyfish need sleep too; Vandals steal 6 million year old footprints; Can hurricanes be blasted?
Sep 15th, 2017 • 54:46
North Korea’s Nukes, Bacteria fights chemotherapy, How Neanderthals made glue, Does weather change climate beliefs, Our future with AI, and Quirks Question: tracking the eclipse
Sep 8th, 2017 • 54:49
Will you have to become a cyborg for your job?; Cassini’s Grand Finale - ‘like a Jules Verne adventure come true.' ; Voyager at 40: Space exploration that just keeps on going; Why don’t dogs that bark so much get laryngitis?
Sep 1st, 2017 • 54:38
Houston paved its wetlands - is flooding a result?; Is Canada prepared for a Hurricane disaster?; A Houston weather forecaster on the future of his city; Whales learn to dodge sonar; To save caribou, shoot a moose; Why does my tummy hurt when I’m nervous?
Aug 25th, 2017 • 54:00
Hearing voices when there are none; Pro fighters, brain injury and the risks; Mystery of civil-war sub solved by forensics; A sea snakes skin swallows up pollution; Lost City of The Monkey God; Question, How melatonin is regulated in blind people.
Aug 18th, 2017 • 54:00
Bob McDonald on the road to the eclipse, What scientists will see, Eclipse draws ham radio buffs, Baseball researcher finds “the zone” in brain waves, Bad news for bees from neonicotinoids, Skeletons say arthritis isn’t about aging, Quirks Question.
Jul 28th, 2017 • 54:00
Fighting mosquito-borne diseases with more mosquitoes; Who should be in charge of geoengineering?; Stressed fish less likely to get caught; How to wipe out all life on Earth; Your t-shirt could charge your phone; A blood test for concussions
Jul 21st, 2017 • 54:00
Your dog’s mutant superpower is... love; Chocolate plants get fungus armour from their parents; Scientists unlock the key to why cancer spreads; Plants avoid sunburn by shivering away extra heat; Looking for aliens in all the right places;
Jul 14th, 2017 • 54:00
Brain training apps won't make you smarter; Cockatoos tap out a beat; Artificial tongue has a taste for good whiskey; Toxic ice may be cleaned up by bacteria; Future forest fires harder to control; Scouring Canada Zika; Potato shaped planets.
Jul 7th, 2017 • 54:00
Birds use cigarette butts to ward off ticks; Flying into the heart of a wildfire; Why chimps are stronger than you; Working the graveyard shift may trigger cancer; Learning to sniff like a dog; Why are there no stars in the moon landing pictures?
Jun 30th, 2017 • 53:36
150 Glorious years of Canadian science; Walking Dead: zombie beetle edition; Protecting Islam’s archaeological heritage against vandalism and development.
Jun 23rd, 2017 • 53:47
Drowned wildebeest nourish river ecosystem; Iron Man takes his first steps; When your DNA is scanned is genetic privacy safe?; Pancake breakfast may make you cranky; Scaredy-cat cougars frightened into killing more prey; Why don’t whales get the bends?
Jun 16th, 2017 • 53:53
Larsen C ice shelf is going, going…; Newly discovered fish eaten by invasive predator; Old elk outsmart hunters; Can animals teach you to be a better Dad? Learning to read as an adult restructures the brain; Bees are disappearing, can flies take over?
Jun 9th, 2017 • 53:53
Bacteria turns poop blue when you’re sick; The tune from Trappist-1; Cannibal insects get hungrier as climate warms; Babies recognise faces before they're born; Autism detected early with hope for treatment; What's with all the red-bearded hockey players?
Jun 2nd, 2017 • 54:00
Trump ignores most of the world and all of the science, Scientists using CRISPR discover hundreds of unintended mutations, A bend in its skull helps a blind fish find its way; We’ve found 50 genes for intelligence. Could that lead to discrimination?
May 26th, 2017 • 54:00
What science says about the risks of energy drinks; The Sherpas' super-power; When did whales get super-sized?; Do I look fat in this face?; Out of Africa, or maybe Europe?; Quirks & Questions: Are humans the only mammals with different blood types?
May 19th, 2017 • 54:00
The Puzzle of Pain; Orangutans babies know breast is best; NASA's big rocket is going nowhere; Diving deep for glass sponges; The late birds are missing the worm; Quirks Question of the Week: Is a lighter Sun changing the Earth's orbit?
May 12th, 2017 • 2:36
Why don't we harvest cadaver blood?
May 12th, 2017 • 7:27
Analytics in hockey is the focus of a conference in Ottawa.
May 12th, 2017 • 7:13
A new discovery Australia reveals that life likely existed in and around a land-based hot spring fully three and a half billion years ago.
May 12th, 2017 • 7:47
The Royal Ontario Museum unveiled ankylosaur in exquisite condition, nicknamed zuul.
May 12th, 2017 • 16:39
Protecting our neural privacy in a future of brain computer interfaces.
May 12th, 2017 • 54:00
Protecting our neural privacy; Human sense of smell is better than we think; A Dinosaur goes Hollywood; Re-evaluating the Origins of Life; Money-puck - hockey Analytics; Quirks & Question: Why don't we use cadaver blood?
May 12th, 2017 • 8:39
Human's sense of smell is better than we think.
May 5th, 2017 • 54:00
23andMe for Dogs; Can marathoners break the magical two hour barrier?; Exercise in a pill; The smallest race cars on the shortest racetrack; Killam Prize for engineering medical jello; Quirks & Question - Can cats really drink saltwater?
Apr 28th, 2017 • 54:00
'Let There Be Light'; Dolphin Sex; Worms that eat plastic; The mixed scientific legacy of Henrietta Lacks' HeLa cells; Oil sands emissions of volatile organic compounds are under-reported; Quirks Question - Hot and cold water sound different when poured
Apr 21st, 2017 • 54:00
Interviews and discussion focused on Saturday's March for Science in Washington'
Apr 13th, 2017 • 54:00
Is your building giving off bad vibes?, Pulling water out of thin air, Teeth scratches show earliest right-handedness, Time for a change to Canada's 'research ecosystem', 7,000 Methane Bubbles Beneath Siberia, Question: How can I fossilize when I die?
Apr 7th, 2017 • 54:00
Photographing a Black Hole; Lost City Of The Monkey God; The most Canadian scientific discovery of all time; There was an old badger who buried a cow; Instincts 'hardwired in the brain'; Quirks & Questions: Are birds evolving to avoid window collisions?
Mar 31st, 2017 • 54:00
Neurolaw and crime and punishment; "I am an Arctic researcher. Donald Trump is deleting my citations."; Temperature made Mayans more violent; The climbing death toll of cheap consumer goods; There's a new kind of cloud in the shy; Question: Nervousness
Mar 24th, 2017 • 53:46
Stopping a pandemic before it starts; Can psychedelic drugs work magic on depression?; Piecing together Darwin's evolution; Prepping for the biotech onslaught; A star on the run for 500 years; Question: What is the Environmental Footprint of the internet?
Mar 17th, 2017 • 53:52
Colossal statue discovered in Cairo; The Greatest Story Ever Told, So Far; Biofuels could cut aviation pollution in half; Rhinos post 'poop emojis' on social sites; New technology safely reheats frozen tissue; Quirks Question - hiding in the asteroid belt
Mar 10th, 2017 • 54:00
High intensity exercise; Fukushima Fukushima is a robot graveyard; Why are pandas black and white?; Scientists stored an amazon gift card on some DNA; Facial recognition at Canadian airports; Quirks Question: Why are those turkeys circling that dead cat?
Mar 3rd, 2017 • 54:00
A pain killer that could replace Fentanyl; Controlling computers with dreams; Canadians are peeing in the pool too much; A bee slam dunks a ball for a treat; Product of a "Holy Grail" experiment has...disappeared; Does my iPhone get heavier with music.
Feb 24th, 2017 • 54:00
Solar system with 7 earth-size planets; New Zealand wants to use gene drives in war on predators; Cave crystals contain 50,000-year-old life; Somebody won NASA's spacesuit toilet contest; Fort Mac forests on the rebound; Why did my jello freeze like this?
Feb 17th, 2017 • 54:00
Sound rage caused by brain overdrive; The NHL and the legal fight on its hands; Cockeyed squid's wonky eyes; Rocket launches deadly bug into space; Seagrass is Vital to Marine Life and Human Health; Quirks & Question: Mining The Moon.
Feb 10th, 2017 • 54:00
Why Do We Sleep? What If We Don't?; Reversible saliva helps frogs eat; Radiation clouds a hazard for frequent flyers; Trump's wall more likely to stop wildlife than people; Lithium ion battery scientist wins Herzberg Gold; Why Isn't Jupiter Solid?
Feb 3rd, 2017 • 54:00
Twin Studies on Earth, and in Space - Nature vs Nurture; Early Human Artists Connected The Dots; Part human, part pig chimera; Evidence Torture doesn't work; Metallic Hydrogen-Did it Finally Happen?; Quirks & Question: Is Earth's Weight Changing?
Jan 27th, 2017 • 54:01
US scientists call Canada on how to deal with being muzzled; Carl Sagan saw the future; Chimps, war and the "cuddle hormone"; Tales From The Parasitic Crypt; What gives a tomato its flavour; Death and decay are part of life; Quirks & Questions - Moons.
Jan 20th, 2017 • 53:50
Evacuation from the Antarctic; Science has a one hit wonder problem, Mice turned into tiny efficient predators; Monarch migration over 40 years; New England's Mackerel Year; Quirks Question-Light Pillars; MH370 Search Suspended Despite Breakthrough.
Jan 13th, 2017 • 54:00
An in depth exploration of Mindfulness, including the science, the industry and its claims, as well as an actual scan of Bob's brain to see the changes mindfulness can bring.
Jan 6th, 2017 • 54:00
Cosmic blasts from a galaxy far away; Emotional hangovers boost memory; Slow hatching dino eggs sped up extinction; Brainless slime can learn; Unique visuals allow hummingbirds to hover; Driverless car, meet self repairing road.
Dec 30th, 2016 • 54:00
Top Five Science Stories of 2016, The Glass Universe, Fish Pee Helps Corals Grow, Beyond Earth.
Dec 23rd, 2016 • 54:00
The Earth In Human Hands: Shaping Our Planet's Future, Driverless: Intelligent Cars And The Road Ahead, All These Worlds Are Yours: The Scientific Search For Alien Life.
Dec 16th, 2016 • 54:00
US lab weed is weak and a research problem, A pot breathalyzer is just down the road, How to convince a climate change skeptic, Fake news and your brain, Calcite makes solar geoengineering less risky, Canadian nanotech makes head transplant less risky.
Dec 9th, 2016 • 54:00
Drug resistant "superbug" gene found on pig farm, Check out this 99-million year old dino feather, VR Helps Reduce Phantom Limb Pain, Bay of Bengal is home to newest 'dead zone', Thunderstorms rain mercury pollution.
Dec 2nd, 2016 • 54:00
Chernobyl's new confinement structure a feat of engineering, Chinese scientists use 'elegant strategy' to design new flu vaccine, Religious Fervour changes your brain, NASA Asks You For A Better Way To Poop In Space, Migrating sparrows are poor navigators
Nov 25th, 2016 • 54:00
Inside a fentanyl high, withdrawl and overdose, Mercury's Giant Valley Dwarfs The Grand Canyon, Westworld's artificial intelligence: separating fact from fiction, AI Helps The Brain Overcome Fear, Deep Earth Minerals Hold an Ocean of Water.
Nov 18th, 2016 • 54:00
Scientists Say Environmental Assessments Are Not Good Enough, European Contact With First Nations shows Up In DNA, Being a Dog, Moving Onto Land Was A Balancing Act, A Planetary Mash-up May Explain Carbon on Earth.