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Canada's newest Nobel laureate, reading surgeons' minds, sniffing out shark water, a moon in an alien solar system and women and autism underdiagnosis

54:15 | Oct 5th, 2018

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 sys...Show More
July 21, 2018 - Bread came before agriculture, driving drowsiness, the science of 'Ant-Man,' geese race north, dolphins avoid the bends, Jupiter's new moons and a question of symmetry

54:12 | Jul 20th, 2018

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? ...Show More
50 years ago we walked on the moon, and it transformed life on Earth

54:45 | Jul 19th

Quirks & Quarks is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Armstrong and Aldrin putting the first human boot prints on the Moon. We’ve collected reminiscences and reflections from Canadian astronauts and from scientists across a diverse range of fields. ...Show More
Quirks & Quarks is on hiatus. There will be no podcasts until our July 20th Apollo 11 anniversary special

00:59 | Jun 28th

We're taking a little summer break, but check back for a new program celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing on July 20.
Is your Wi-Fi watching you? Dog’s manipulative eyebrows, Darwin’s finches in danger, An AI learns numbers, genetics of smell, bonobo wing-mums, sponge scientists and electric car questions

1:09:49 | Jun 21st

Your Wi-Fi router could be used to watch you breathe and monitor your heartbeat; We’ve bred dogs to have expressive eyebrows that manipulate our emotions; A face-eating parasite is devastating Darwin’s famous Galapagos finches; AI is now learning to ...Show More
Should we have humans in space? A Quirks & Quarks public debate

1:06:03 | Jun 14th

In our first ever Quirks & Quarks public debate, recorded live in Toronto, astronaut Chris Hadfield, cosmologist Renée Hložek, planetary scientist Marianne Mader and space flight historian Amy Shira Teitel weigh in on whether we should leave space to...Show More
A diet of microplastic, Canada's northern limits, elephants smell numbers, depression genetics, magnetic therapy for concussion and aurorae on other planets.

54:28 | Jun 7th

We're consuming a lot of plastic and have no idea of the risks; Canada is using science to lay claim to the North Pole; The elephant's mathematical trunk can smell numbers; Depressing conclusion as new research reverses 25 years of research; Concussi...Show More
The benefits of video games, composting corpses, brewing ancient beer, right whales in the wrong place and supernovas and bipedalism

54:29 | May 31st

Video games aren't corrupting young minds - they may be building them; Don't bury or cremate - soon you may compost your corpse; Drink like an Egyptian - 5000 year old yeast is resurrected to brew ancient beer; Right whales were in the wrong place be...Show More
Sharks on a bird diet, fossils of fungus, 'lifelike' machines, giant beaver extinction, the beauty of calculus and oil spill dispersants

54:47 | May 24th

Flying food for fish? Tiger sharks are somehow eating songbirds; Fungus fossils shows the complexity of Earth's life a billion-years-ago; Scientists create robot-like biomaterial with key traits of life; Ancient beavers as big as bears died out becau...Show More
Solving our plastics problem, Mystery of the missing brain cells, overeating processed food, smartphones detect ear infections, moonquakes, and why geese honk while migrating

54:47 | May 17th

We need plastics - how do we avoid choking the planet with them?; Learning from tragedy - a baby lacking critical brain cells and a medical detective story; Processed food is full of bad stuff, but the real problem is you eat too much of it; 'Siri, d...Show More
Zapping the brain to improve memory, the mission that almost landed on the moon, Does a dull sweet tooth make us fat, whale barnacles, and STEVE's shining secret

54:29 | May 10th

Cutting-edge experiments show an electrical zap improves memory in older adults; Countdown to the moon landing: Apollo 10 - the mission that came so close to the moon; It's all about the sugar fix: Eating too much sugar causes fruit flies to eat even...Show More
Brain resuscitation, Hippos supply algae skeletons, slug surgical glue, air conditioner carbon capture, coral reef halos and size and quantum mechanics.

54:40 | May 3rd

How late is too late to revive a brain? Pig brain study raises questions; Hippo poop provides a key mineral for vital algae's tiny skeletons; Stitching up surgical cuts with slug slime; How air conditioners could keep you cool and capture carbon; Hol...Show More
Oilsands emissions underestimated, Chernobyl's wildlife, a comet trapped in an asteroid, Mice run laps in zero-g, taking the uncertainty out of quantum, and species invading from Canada.

54:33 | Apr 26th

CO2-sniffing plane finds oilsands emissions higher than industry reported; Cataracts, small brains, and DNA damage - Chernobyl's wildlife 33 years after the meltdown; Mice reinvent the hamster wheel in zero gravity; A comet fragment trapped inside an...Show More
Human brain genes in monkeys, urine archaeology, evolving human faces, Sharks and heavy metals, life on exoplanets and how insects time their mating

54:40 | Apr 18th

Scientists have put a human brain gene into monkeys. Have they crossed the line?; Pee-oneering archeology. A new technique uses urine to study the ancient past; Why the long face? Human faces evolved to reveal emotions and communicate; Sharks cope wi...Show More
Black hole imaged, a new tiny human, rebuilding coral reefs, Treating depression with ketamine, flipper fornicates for fun and why cats purr

54:30 | Apr 12th

Seeing the first black hole - and what we'll see next; A new tiny hominin discovery gives the 'hobbit' a distant cousin; Collapsing coral reefs - can we rebuild them?; Ketamine works its magic on depression by 'stabilizing the brain in a well state';...Show More
The day the dinosaurs died, Soviet's race to the moon, tasmanian devils fight off cancer, Roadside testing for cannabis impairment, and Arctic landslides.

54:25 | Apr 5th

A catastrophe frozen in time - a new fossil site shows how the dinosaurs died; The race to the moon - what the Russians were doing behind the Iron Curtain; Tasmanian Devils are learning to live with the cancer that was pushing them to extinction; Roa...Show More
Erasing memories, biggest T-Rex and the smell of Parkinson's, Saturn's tiny ring moons, Google glass helps autistic kids and a supervolcano eruption

54:14 | Mar 29th

How to remember to forget - the new science of erasing memories; Big, old and banged-up - Canada is home to the world's largest Tyrannosaurus Rex; A woman who can smell Parkinson's disease could hold the key to early diagnosis; Meet the odd little mo...Show More
Shopping for souvenirs on an asteroid, new Cambrian explosion fossils, the gut-brain axis, why we can say 'f' words, green icebergs from Antarctica and the length of a dream

54:25 | Mar 22nd

A Japanese spacecraft visits an asteroid - and will bring back a souvenir; "Weird wonders" in China - new half-billion year-old fossils from the dawn of animal life; Your gut bacteria are actively involved in your emotions, how you think, and even be...Show More
Inside actors brains, inactive ingredients aren't, Super solar storms, butterfly's toxic backup, secrets life of bone and wind turbines and climate.

54:08 | Mar 15th

Actors' brains have different activity patterns when they're in character; Inactive ingredients in your meds might not be so inactive after all; Super-powerful solar storms hit Earth in the past - and could recur in the future; When a butterfly's dis...Show More
Science of awe, blue whales and sonar, chromosomes and sleep, ancient aquaculture on the west coast and dogs and human sperm quality

54:13 | Mar 8th

Exploring the powerful emotion of awe - how it can be awe-some and aw-ful; Military sonar puts blue whales off their feed; Your brain may need sleep to repair your brain's DNA 'potholes'; Clam gardens have been cultivated by indigenous people for mil...Show More
The Goodness Paradox, secrets in poop, converting carbon to coal, countdown to the moon landing, selecting hygienic bees and a question of cow methane

54:43 | Mar 1st

The Goodness Paradox - Why humans are so good and so bad; Potty talk: the secrets Kim Jong Un could be hiding in his private portable toilet; Creating coal from CO2 - undoing fossil fuel burning to save the climate; Countdown to the Moon landing - Ho...Show More
Tiny tyrannosaur, art acne, what zebra stripes do, ageing your DNA, hacking photosynthesis and sinking in the Sun

54:43 | Feb 22nd

Tiny tyrannosaur fossil helps scientists understand how T-rex grew so large; Art gets a bad case of acne and it has conservators concerned; Zebra stripes confuse tiny predators, not the big ones;Scientists can read the 'rust' on a person's DNA to pre...Show More
Vaping safety, breast milk pumping, evolution experiments and field mice, a needle you swallow, cosmic catastrophes and animal dementia

54:43 | Feb 15th

Flavour chemicals in e-cigarettes could damage lung tissue; Canadian researcher proves Darwin right by jailing mice in Nebraska; Breast milk is best, but is there a problem with pumping?; Swallowing needles packed in a turtle shell to treat diabetes;...Show More
Psychology of solitary confinement, mind over genes, genocide and climate change, searching for Shackleton's ship, a waterproof sweat sensor and how birds hunt blind.

54:37 | Feb 8th

Months locked in a tiny box - how solitary confinement can erode mental health; When is your brain stronger than your genes? How the mind can fool the body; 50 million deaths in the New World drove cooling in the the Little Ice Age; Searching for End...Show More
Rocking good sleep, music and body language, the first feathers for flight, Where's my death ray? A 300 million year old fossil walks again and sound in cold air.

54:43 | Feb 1st

Rocking yourself to sleep improves sleep quality and memory - even in grownups; Body language could be the secret behind the sweetest music; The first feathers for flight? A 160 million year old dinosaur might have had them; How to build a death ray...Show More
The power of super poop, preventing PTSD, counting down to Apollo 11, predators in cold water and termites conserve the rainforest

54:40 | Jan 25th

Not all poop is created equal, and 'super-poopers' could be life savers; Preventing PTSD with a 'video game' that trains soldiers to control their brains; Countdown to the moon landing - re-live the missions that led to 'one small step for man'; Why ...Show More
Tuskless elephants, room temperature superconductors, how space changed a man, Men, women and pain, climate change means stronger waves and whither glacial water?

54:41 | Jan 18th

Elephants are evolving to be tuskless after decades of poaching pressure; Discovery of room temperature superconductors could bring floating trains and more; Scott Kelly spent a year in space - and it literally changed him; Repeated pain makes men mo...Show More
Medieval woman painters, houseplants eat pollution, viruses that kill superbugs, Antarctica turns researchers into zombies, fresh water is getting saltier and which planets are we missing?

54:41 | Jan 11th

Blue pigment found on a medieval woman's teeth suggests she was a skilled, literate artist; A genetically modified houseplant could suck up dangerous indoor air pollution; Viruses that kill superbugs could save lives when antibiotics don't work; Zomb...Show More
The Quirks & Quarks Question Show

54:28 | Jan 4th

The Q & Q Question Show for 2019 features 10 scientists each answering one listener question.
Planet hunting telescope, bioengineered lungs, the year in climate science, flying viruses, kids punish freeloaders and a lake of water on Mars

54:27 | Dec 28th, 2018

TESS, the planet hunting space telescope, is on track to discover a sky full of exoplanets; Lab grown lungs are transplanted in pigs today, they may help humans tomorrow; The year in Climate Change: Fires and heat-waves show things are heating up; Bi...Show More
Quirks Holiday Book show - Science of the voice, talking about the weather, epigenetics and a new view of evolution and dust and rain

54:33 | Dec 21st, 2018

A writer and sound engineer investigates the science of the human voice; Our atmosphere is a thin veneer on our planet, but this writer says it's where the action is; A revolution in evolution is turning back the clock more than 200 years, says new b...Show More
Is China winning the race to the moon, Pig heart transplants, cute aggression, dust is alive, frogs sing in the city and science engineers the perfect christmas tree

54:33 | Dec 14th, 2018

China's race to the moon - their new lander is a small step towards a great leap; A transplanted pig's heart lives for months in a baboon - is a human trial next?; Is that baby so adorable you want to eat it up? You're committing 'cute aggression'; Y...Show More
Why are users taking fentanyl, making stuff with moon dust, an app to detect anemia, why octopuses are smart, the real bad guy in Alzheimer's and an absence of volcanoes?

54:27 | Dec 7th, 2018

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 f...Show More
Genetically edited babies, Fast Radio Bursts, Spinal Injury patients walk again, Improving the science around medical devices, what makes words funny and bon voyage David Saint-Jaques

54:17 | Nov 30th, 2018

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...Show More
Accidental domestication, a solid-state electric airplane, the science of gender identity, InSight lands on Mars, bat and dolphin sonar crosstalk and how birds find seeds.

54:32 | Nov 23rd, 2018

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 ...Show More
Greenland asteroid impact, short people in the rainforest, reef islands and sea level, stealth moths, walking on water and climbing the walls and is the night sky changing?

54:30 | Nov 16th, 2018

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 ...Show More
Bitcoin's energy costs, beatboxers invent new sounds, wind farms change lizards, chucking salmon for science, piranha barking, smells and mapping, and heat and humidity.

54:36 | Nov 9th, 2018

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 ...Show More
Tai Ask Why: Bonus

25:54 | Nov 8th, 2018

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...Show More
Politics puts the Amazon at risk, the problem with probiotics, biggest bird was blind, transforming robots, the origins of chocolate and why fish aren't salty.

54:36 | Nov 2nd, 2018

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 Op...Show More
Neanderthal nursing, Antarctica's singing snows, Fish and hook injuries and more, Our purple planet, Evolution goes to town and why two ears don't hear louder than one.

54:14 | Oct 26th, 2018

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 Ea...Show More
Climate change and beer shortages, an omnivorous shark, the dung beetle's babysitting STI, biological explorers in the BC back-country, why you don't go blind when you blink and why you don't sneeze when asleep.

54:14 | Oct 19th, 2018

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 al...Show More
The Great Canadian Ganja Experiment - The Science of Cannabis: Quirks & Quarks explores the questions researchers want to answer with the dawn of legal recreational use

54:25 | Oct 12th, 2018

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 cre...Show More
Narcolepsy shows the importance of sleep, bird voiceboxes, neutron star nuclear pasta, manta rays and filtering water, a UV sensing wristband and the colour of bird poop

54:36 | Sep 28th, 2018

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 cou...Show More
Hurricane floods move the earth, octopuses on ecstasy, greening the Sahara, Gulf of St. Lawrence gasping for air, an elephant queen, and what happens to flushed opioids

54:36 | Sep 21st, 2018

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 r...Show More
Summer Science - Camping under a volcano, plastic in beluga bellies, Arctic char and climate change, water filters for african villages and CO2 from forest fires

54:51 | Sep 14th, 2018

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 devel...Show More
What to save? Making hard choices in the conservation of wild animals and wild spaces

55:01 | Sep 7th, 2018

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?
Gene editing for muscular dystrophy, wildfire prediction, Zika fizzles, extinct cave bears' DNA legacy, Russians miss a missile, fake news vaccine and is the Earth gaining weight.

54:36 | Aug 31st, 2018

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 hu...Show More
An ancient human hybrid child, making universal blood, parasites parasitize each other, drones protect airports from birds, machine learning transcends humans and wildfires and wildlife.

54:58 | Aug 24th, 2018

'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 fr...Show More
August 18, 2018: Canada bans neonics, tracking animals from space, elephant zombie gene, repelling elephants to save from poachers, and growing enough food.

54:47 | Aug 17th, 2018

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 ...Show More
August 11, 2018 - Climate change attribution for extreme weather, cockpit air quality, and more Also, predicting adult voices from baby cries, island bird brains bigger than mainland birds, and lobster pain

54:58 | Aug 10th, 2018

'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 mainla...Show More
August 4, 2018 - Parker Solar Probe to 'touch' the sun, child's brain rewires itself after chunk removed, gut microbes sabotaging weight loss, wolf spider's diet could help cool the Arctic, searching for star dust, and firefly glow

54:58 | Aug 3rd, 2018

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 foo...Show More
July 28, 2018 - 'Shark Week' is bad for sharks, Milky Way music, climate change makes fish smell badly. Also, flying a drone by moving your body, rats are bad for coral reefs, hunting bison with fire, and sunscreen and freshwater lakes.

54:39 | Jul 27th, 2018

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 ...Show More
A biotech rescue for the northern white rhino, smarty-pants parrots brain structure, high-energy neutrino source found, night shifts disrupt our brain and gut clocks, sizing up human roars and more

54:39 | Jul 13th, 2018

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 gu...Show More
Curbing violent thoughts, Arctic archaeological treasures at risk, Chernobyl's wandering wolves, tracking Asian hornet bee-killers, our tree-climbing ancestors, the genetics of divorce, and more

54:55 | Jul 6th, 2018

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 ...Show More
A comet from the stars, microbiome and arthritis, polar bear treadmill, engineering a decompression chamber for deep sea fish, and more

54:43 | Jun 30th, 2018

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; Engineerin...Show More
Lasting effects of trauma in children's brains, catching criminals with 'bacterial fingerprints", Why fur seals can get by without REM sleep, how the Antarctic is rising, and more

54:30 | Jun 22nd, 2018

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 coul...Show More
Animals becoming nocturnal, cod comeback stumbles, mantis shrimp's brainy punch, drilling holes in skulls, to Pluto and beyond and why cereal sticks together.

54:36 | Jun 15th, 2018

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 w...Show More
Rising CO2 levels making food less nutritious, neonicotinoids and bees, tricking facial recognition systems, slowing cyclones, crocodiles' brains on Bach, and more

54:34 | Jun 8th, 2018

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...Show More
Kids and Concussions, the gene for our big brain, island hopping into the Americas and animals are loud, humans are quiet

54:15 | Jun 1st, 2018

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 tha...Show More
Someone’s cheating on the ozone treaty, nano-nutrients for crops, why birds almost died with the dinosaurs, sports excellence needs great brains, not enough sleep or too much awake and lightning zig-zags

54:36 | May 25th, 2018

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 h...Show More
Science of psychedelics, understanding Kilauea up close, hippo poop kills fish Also pain enables flesh eating bacteria, green blooded lizards and genes for ethnicity?

54:36 | May 18th, 2018

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 bacte...Show More
James Hansen's 'I told you so', elephant earthquakes and third-hand smoke Also digging into Mars, New Brunswick floods and health risks, and could humans get heartworm?

54:21 | May 11th, 2018

‘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 po...Show More
Preserving brains for uploading, Coral reefs sound sick, South American child sacrifice and more…A ray-gun to stop rogue vehicles, the first bird beak and the Earth’s ‘dark side’.

54:36 | May 4th, 2018

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...Show More
Scrap medical weed; women in space; and more

54:41 | Apr 27th, 2018

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 tr...Show More
Chemical weapons history, exploding ant, switchblade fish and more

54:38 | Apr 20th, 2018

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 go...Show More
Arctic salt lake, eyebrow communication, and creating Captain America PLUS - Hummingbird songs, and the double-edged sword of aerosol reduction

54:40 | Apr 13th, 2018

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' wi...Show More
Microplastics contaminate land, a four-eyed lizard, and dark matter goes missing. Also coffee and pot, the science of luck, and do trees radiate heat?

54:20 | Apr 6th, 2018

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 h...Show More
Time to re-think human anatomy, a new ‘organ’ has been found; How a massive volcano helped to convert Iceland's pagans to Christianity; On a hunt for North America's indigenous crops; and more

54:50 | Mar 29th, 2018

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; U...Show More
Alien-looking skeleton revealed as a human that lost the genetic lottery; Scientists say it’s time to make ‘3-parent baby’ technology legal in Canada; The death of a rhino symbolizes the catastrophe of the “sixth extinction”; and more

54:32 | Mar 23rd, 2018

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...Show More
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; and more

54:42 | Mar 16th, 2018

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...Show More
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

54:28 | Mar 9th, 2018

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 recons...Show More
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; The secret to finding life on Mars begins in Chile's Atacama Desert

54:26 | Mar 2nd, 2018

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 b...Show More
Neanderthals good at art, treating fake news, fighting flu with UV light; overmedicating seniors and more.

54:42 | Feb 23rd, 2018

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...Show More
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; and more

54:42 | Feb 16th, 2018

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 astero...Show More
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; Lego and video games STEM the gender divide; and more

54:28 | Feb 9th, 2018

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...Show More
Would you take this new blood test that can screen for Alzheimer’s?; Friends share more than interests, their brains are similar too; Canadian beetles are shrinking because of climate change; and more

54:42 | Feb 2nd, 2018

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 climat...Show More
Breathing spreads the flu; What happens if we stop geoengineering? Your eyes are pointing your eardrums; Flipping Earth’s magnetic field; Animal athletes; and Freezing duck feet

54:10 | Jan 26th, 2018

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
Do lobsters feel pain?; Fighting cocaine addiction; Monkey fight club for peace; Moon Express, Extinct animals fought with their tails; Our brain vs. a computer

54:42 | Jan 19th, 2018

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; W...Show More
Science explains when to visit the hospital, answer emails, and deliver bad news; Psychiatrist's new warning that Trump's mental state ‘is a national and international security risk; Tiny robots inserted in pigs are making tissue grow inside the body.

54:42 | Jan 12th, 2018

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?
How an oddly large beetle penis is inspiring new medical technology; Doctors say blueberries can help chemotherapy kill cervical cancer; Vessels as small as kayaks can impact endangered killer whale behavior; and more

54:30 | Jan 5th, 2018

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...Show More
2017's most incredible science stories we almost missed

54:32 | Dec 29th, 2017

The 6 most incredible science stories we didn’t get to cover
Great Science Reads For The Holidays

54:24 | Dec 22nd, 2017

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.
Trump vows that the US will go back to the moon, but how?; The Grinch’s growing heart and Rudolph’s red nose explained by science; Scientists one up Spiderman by feeding spiders an atomic super liquid; and more

54:43 | Dec 15th, 2017

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.
US military invests in genetic extinction technology; Yeti Explained; The incredible scientific potential of story telling; and more

54:30 | Dec 8th, 2017

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...Show More
Move over Gluten, there's a new food villain in town; What ailed Goya, Lincoln and Florence Nightingale?; Where does the brain end, and the mind begin?; and more

54:40 | Dec 1st, 2017

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 peo...Show More
Quirks & Quarks 2017 Question Road Show

54:30 | Nov 24th, 2017

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 emissio...Show More
Conspiracy theories, Rat brain organoids, Road to Tuktoyaktuk, Passenger pigeons, Berlin patient, Sweet Tooth

54:29 | Nov 17th, 2017

Conspiracy theories, Rat brain organoids, Road to Tuktoyaktuk, Passenger pigeons, Berlin patient, Sweet tooth
Mail order CRISPR, Circadian injuries, Daydream Believers, One thing about science, Quark bomb

54:27 | Nov 10th, 2017

Mail order CRISPR, Circadian injuries, Daydream Believers, One thing about science, Quark bomb
Vaginal seeding, ice music, bat dialects, opioids making pain worse, Alzheimer’s origins, and more

54:29 | Nov 3rd, 2017

Vaginal seeding, ice music, bat dialects, opioids making pain worse, Alzheimer’s origins, Earthquake prediction.
North Korea's nuclear earthquakes, Tailings dandelion, How volcanoes helped the Romans destroy Egyptian rule, Warming the ocean floor, and more

54:40 | Oct 27th, 2017

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 - Ques...Show More
AI learns without humans, Loon lead poisoning, Neutron star crash, Sex addiction, Gene Mutation

54:40 | Oct 20th, 2017

AI learns without humans, Loon lead poisoning, Neutron star crash, Sex addiction, Quirks Question Gene Mutation.
Zap your brain to get smarter, Divorce genetics, Deep-sea mining, War on coal and Energy East, Zika mutation and Volcanoes under water

54:46 | Oct 13th, 2017

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.
Firearms knowledge gap, Our missing dreams, Asteroid impact drills, Herpes patient zero, Nobel prize in Physics and Grey rainbows

54:27 | Oct 6th, 2017

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; Fog...Show More
Science advisor, Giant rat, Sleep deprivation and depression, Migrating via tsunami, Stardust and the sound of Saturn’s rings

54:46 | Sep 29th, 2017

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.
Human echolocation, Debunking the ‘power pose,’ Fighting wildfire, Do jellyfish sleep? Filching fossil footprints

54:40 | Sep 22nd, 2017

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 blas...Show More
North Korea’s Nukes, Bacteria fights chemotherapy, How Neanderthals made glue, Does weather change climate beliefs, Our future with AI, and tracking the eclipse

54:46 | Sep 15th, 2017

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
Cyborgs and your working future, Cassini's crashing success, Voyager's 40th anniversary and doggy laryngitis

54:49 | Sep 8th, 2017

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?
Houston paved its wetlands - is catastrophic flooding a result?; Whales are learning to dodge deafening military sonar; To save endangered caribou, shoot a moose; and more

54:38 | Sep 1st, 2017

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 ner...Show More
Did you hear that voice? It could be your brain looking for patterns; Pro fighters help scientists understand evolution of concussions; and more

54:00 | Aug 25th, 2017

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.
Bob McDonald is on the road to the total eclipse, What scientists will be watching during this total eclipse, Baseball researcher finds “the zone” in brain wave experiment, and more

54:00 | Aug 18th, 2017

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.
How to kill everything; Stressed-out fish; Geoengineering; and more

54:00 | Jul 28th, 2017

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
Dogs are happy mutants; Chocolate microbiome; How cancer spreads; and more

54:00 | Jul 21st, 2017

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;
Brain training apps; Drumming birds; Future forest fires; and more

54:00 | Jul 14th, 2017

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.
The upside of cigarette butts in bird nests; Charging into wildfires; Strong chimps; and more

54:00 | Jul 7th, 2017

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?
Canada 150 - Our Sesquicentennial in Science; Protecting Islam’s archaeological heritage against vandalism and development; and more

53:36 | Jun 30th, 2017

150 Glorious years of Canadian science; Walking Dead: zombie beetle edition; Protecting Islam’s archaeological heritage against vandalism and development.
When you get your DNA scanned is your genetic privacy safe?; Iron Man takes his first steps - an exoskeleton that learns to walk; and more

53:47 | Jun 23rd, 2017

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 bend...Show More
An iceberg the size of PEI is about to break off of Antarctica; Brainy elk become bulletproof by outsmarting hunters; Illiterate adults can rewire their brains by learning to read; and more

53:53 | Jun 16th, 2017

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...Show More
Bacteria turns poop blue when you’re sick; Your baby can recognize the shape of faces before it’s even born; What's with all those red-bearded hockey players? and more

53:53 | Jun 9th, 2017

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 pla...Show More
Trump ignores most of the world and all of the science; We’ve found 50 genes for intelligence. Could that lead to discrimination?; and more

54:00 | Jun 2nd, 2017

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?
What science says about the risks of energy drinks; The Sherpas' super-power; and more

54:00 | May 26th, 2017

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?
The Puzzle of Pain, Orangutans babies know breast is best, NASA's big rocket is going nowhere, and more

54:00 | May 19th, 2017

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?
Re-evaluating the Origins of Life

07:13 | May 12th, 2017

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.
Neuro-Privacy, Money-puck, A Dinosaur goes Hollywood, and more

54:00 | May 12th, 2017

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?
A Dinosaur goes Hollywood

07:47 | May 12th, 2017

The Royal Ontario Museum unveiled ankylosaur in exquisite condition, nicknamed zuul.
Neuro-Privacy

16:39 | May 12th, 2017

Protecting our neural privacy in a future of brain computer interfaces.
Humans' Smell

08:39 | May 12th, 2017

Human's sense of smell is better than we think.
Quirks & Question - Cadaver Blood

02:36 | May 12th, 2017

Why don't we harvest cadaver blood?
Money-puck

07:27 | May 12th, 2017

Analytics in hockey is the focus of a conference in Ottawa.
Can marathoners break the magical two hour barrier?; 23andMe for Dogs; Killam Prize for engineering medical jello; and more

54:00 | May 5th, 2017

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?
'Let There Be Light'; Worms that eat plastic; Dolphin Sex; and more

54:00 | Apr 28th, 2017

'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 pou...Show More
March For Science Special

54:00 | Apr 21st, 2017

Interviews and discussion focused on Saturday's March for Science in Washington'
Is your building giving off bad vibes?, Pulling water out of thin air, Earliest evidence of right-handedness, and more

54:00 | Apr 13th, 2017

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...Show More
The Curse of the Monkey God; Photographing a Black Hole; and more

54:00 | Apr 7th, 2017

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 collisi...Show More
Neurolaw and the changing landscape of crime and punishment; The climbing death toll of cheap consumer goods; and more

54:00 | Mar 31st, 2017

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: Nervousn...Show More
Can psychedelic drugs work magic on depression?, Piecing together Darwin's evolution, and more

53:46 | Mar 24th, 2017

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 inte...Show More
The mystery of the colossal statue discovered in Cairo; plus Particle physics - The Greatest Story Ever Told, So Far; and more

53:52 | Mar 17th, 2017

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...Show More
Fukushima is a robot graveyard; Scientists stored an amazon gift card on DNA; and more

54:00 | Mar 10th, 2017

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 ...Show More
Dear Canada you are peeing in the pool way too much; Can we control computers with our dreams?, and more

54:00 | Mar 3rd, 2017

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 m...Show More
Ideal setting for alien life; NASA Poop Challenge winner; Fort Mac rebounds; and more

54:00 | Feb 24th, 2017

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 ...Show More
Why Chewing Food Triggers 'Sound Rage'; NHL vs Concussion Science; Cockeyed Squid; and more

54:00 | Feb 17th, 2017

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.
Why Do We Sleep? What Happens If We Don't?, The Environmental Impact of Trump's Wall, and more

54:00 | Feb 10th, 2017

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?
Twin Studies on Earth and in Space a Window into Nature vs Nurture; Human Pig Chimera; 38 Thousand Year Old Engraving, and more

54:00 | Feb 3rd, 2017

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?
U.S. Scientists Call Canada For Help; Chimps, War and the Cuddle Hormone; Carl Sagan Saw The Future, and more

54:01 | Jan 27th, 2017

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 - Moon...Show More
Antarctic Evacuation; Science Has A One-Hit-Wonder Problem; Frankenstein, Turner and Climate Change

53:50 | Jan 20th, 2017

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.
The Science of Mindfulness

54:00 | Jan 13th, 2017

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.
Mysterious Radio Waves, plus Emotional Hangovers, The Return of The Slime Mold, and more

54:00 | Jan 6th, 2017

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.
Top Science Stories of 2016, plus The Glass Universe, Fish Pee Helps Corals Grow, and more

54:00 | Dec 30th, 2016

Top Five Science Stories of 2016, The Glass Universe, Fish Pee Helps Corals Grow, Beyond Earth.
The Annual Quirks & Quarks Holiday Book Show

54:00 | Dec 23rd, 2016

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.
Weed: The pot breathalyzer, plus the problem with pot research, fake news and your brain, the head transplant, and more

54:00 | Dec 16th, 2016

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 risk...Show More
Is Factory Farming Spreading Drug Resistant Super Bugs?, plus Phantom Pain - Virtual Reality, 100 Million Year Old Dinosaur Tail in Amber, and more

54:00 | Dec 9th, 2016

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.
Chernobyl Sealed, plus How Religious Fervour Changes Your Brain, Some Birds Have A Compass Not A Map, and more - 2016/12/03

54:00 | Dec 2nd, 2016

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 navig...Show More
This Is Your Brain On Fentanyl, plus, How Close Are We To Westworld's AI? Deleting Scary Memories, and more - 2016/11/26

54:00 | Nov 25th, 2016

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.
Scientists to PM: Limited, Biased Science Threatens Canadians, plus, Being A Dog, How Carbon Came To Earth, and more - 2016/11/19

54:00 | Nov 18th, 2016

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.