Quirks and Quarks Complete Show from CBC Radio
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CBC Radio's Quirks & Quarks covers the quirks of the expanding universe to the quarks within a single atom... and everything in between.
||Giant Creatures From The Past, plus Defeating A Debilitating Infection, Nitrogen on Mars, and more - 2015/03/28||Super-Sized Salamander Was Top Predator, Prehistoric Crocodile Was A 'Carolina Butcher', Scientists Make Cancer Cells Benign, Nitrogen on Mars, Eradicating Guinea Worm, Question Period - Asteroids And The Moon.||3/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Slaughter Of The Whales, plus Arctic Gulls Suffer Mercury Poisoning, Neandertals Show Off Their Jewellery, and more - 2015/||3 Million Whales Killed in the 20th Century, Arctic Ponds - Shrinking and Disappearing, Neandertals Wore Jewellery 130,000 year ago, A Fish That Eats On Land, Our Corrugated Galaxy, Arctic Ivory Gulls Poisoned by Mercury.||3/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Future Of Rockets, plus Canadian Scientists Implant False Criminal Memories In Research Subjects, and more - 2015/03/14||Creating Criminal Memories, Pulverizing Planets, Lobster-like Sea Creature Was A Giant, Plants Can Tell Who Is Bugging Them, The Next Big Thing - Rockets To The Moon.||3/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Most Wanted Particle, plus A Fickle Flower Only Puts Out For The Perfect Pollinator, The Oldest Human Species, and more - 2015/||Oldest Human Species Discovered, Menopause Helps Killer Whale Offspring, Plants Pick Their Pollinators, Spanish Conquistadors Brought Air Pollution, Most Wanted Particle.||3/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The End Of Memory, plus Close Encounters of The Stellar Kind, A Whale of A Bite, and more - 2015/02/28||Close Encounter With A Star, A Whale of A Bite, Carbon Captures Tiny Bubbles, Ancient Wheat DNA in Britain, The End Of Memory.||2/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||What Does the Future Hold? A Listener Prediction Special||In this repeat of a special edition of Quirks & Quarks, we invited our listeners to predict the future, from self-driving cars to 3D printing to artificial intelligence.||2/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Future Arctic - Notes From A World On The Edge, plus Oceans of Plastic, Dinosaurs May Have Taken LSD, and more - 2015/02/14||Drowning in Plastic, Dinosaurs May Have Taken LSD, The Earliest Record of Human Twins, Fish Go Very Low, Future Arctic.||2/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ice fishing Under The Antarctic, plus Finding Gold In Sewage - Literally, Finding A Meteor From Mars, and more - 2015/02/07||Fish Under Antarctic Ice, First Peoples Used Spear Throwers, That's Gold In That There Poo, Maximum Pterosaur, Spider Spins Electrically Charged Silk, Meteorite From The Martian Surface.||2/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Old Rocks Roll 'Round A Sun, plus The Oldest Snake Fossils, A Snail That Kills With Insulin, and more - 2015/01/31||Oldest Known Snake Fossils, Ancient Planets, Insect Sexual Cannibalism - Dinner Dates Become Dinner, Why Geckos Don't Stick, Cone Snails Use Insulin As A Weapon, Shrinking Coyotes.||1/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Close-up On A comet, plus Why Rover Rolls Over, How Early Humans Got A Grip on Tools, and more - 2015/01/24||Rosetta Takes A Close-up Of A Comet, Getting A Grip on Early Tool Use, Why Rover Rolls Over, Pulsar Pair Bends Space-time, Flies Get A-head of Ants, Killer Whales Kill Humpbacks.||1/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||When Life Crawled Out of The Sea, plus How Bar-Headed Geese Get Over The Himalayas, How Talking Led To Tools For Our Early Huma||CSI Ebola: Tracking The Outbreak's Origin, Ancient Scorpions Were A Step Ahead, Spinning Stars Slow Down With Age, Speaking of Tools, The Roller Coaster Flight Of The Bar-headed Goose, Pitcher Plants Turn Their Trap On and Off.||1/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Poker Has Folded, plus A New Antibiotic Discovery, New Earth-Like Planets, and more - 2015/01/10||Poker Computer Takes the Pot, Invasive Fire Ants Help Invasive Plants, Pulling A New Antibiotic Out Of The Dirt, Focusing on Earth-Like Planets, Unique Frog Gives Birth To Live Tadpoles, How White-Nose Syndrome Kills Bats.||1/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The World's Biggest Space Telescope, plus Dinosaurs May Have Been Kocked Out by a 1-2 Punch, Squirrels Put Questions About Hibe||Squirrels Bulk Up During Hibernation, Dinosaur Demise and The Deccan Traps, Building Titan's Dunes, Birds Conform To Local Traditions, World's Biggest Space Telescope.||1/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Quirks Holiday Book Show; Math, Volcanoes and Stuff - 2014/12/20||Things To Make And Do In The Fourth Dimension, Island On Fire, Stuff Matters.||12/18/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Why Great Apes Like Great Grapes, plus The Oldest Evidence Of Human Cancer, Why Polar Bears Have A Foot Fetish, and more - 2014||Alcohol May Have Been A Key To Our Descent From The Trees, 4,500 Year Old Cancer In Human Fossils, Oldest Horned Dinosaur in North America, Polar Bear's Foot Fetish, Electric Eels Tase Their Prey, The Avian Tree Of Life.||12/11/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Should We Welcome The Invaders?, plus The Demise of The Mastodon, The Rise of Prehistoric Human Culture, The Insatiable Appetit||Prehistoric Human Ancestors Made Engravings On Shells, Mastodons Made an Early Exit From The North, Ants Perform Street Cleaner Role On Broadway, Elephants Predict Rain From 300 Kilometres Away, Why Invasive Species Aren't All Bad.||12/4/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Failing Grades On Endangered Species, plus The Future Looks Bleak For Canada's Polar Bears, Killing Wolves To Save The Caribou||Failing Grades On Failing Species, Can A Wolf Cull Save Alberta Caribou?, Polar Bears On Thin Ice, French Kissing Exchanges Passion and Bacteria, What Hit Sudbury?, Faces Try To Be Recognized.||11/27/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Forgotten But Not Gone, plus What Is Turning Ontario's Lakes Into Jelly?, What Is Killing Sea Stars Off BC's Coast? and more -||Lakes Turning To Jelly, The Brain Remembers Forgotten Language, Sea Star Virus Identified, Genetically Modified Chestnuts, Butterfly's Eyespots Are Targets, The Dodo Was No Dodo.||11/20/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Taming The Kitty-Cat, plus Human Singing Is For The Birds, Rogue Stars Fill The Cosmos, and more - 2014/11/15||The Taming of the Cat, Ant Queen Wins Sperm Battle, Duck-billed Dinosaur Was A Distance Runner, The Darkness Is Full Of Stars, Birds & Music, Bats Jam Others' Echolocation.||11/13/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Harpooning A Comet, plus How The Chicken Got So Big, The Three Pigs Go Swimming With The Fishes, and more - 2014/11/08||Rosetta's Long Trip, These Crime Solvers Are Real Pigs, Ancient Fish Created Copulation, Chicken Big, Big Science: Thirty Metre Telescopes.||11/6/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Passenger Pigeons Gone, But Giant Tortoises Come Back, plus How The Earth's Magnetic Field Flips, and more - 2014/11/01||Slow And Steady Tortoise de-Extinction, Andean Pioneers Were Up Early, The Fast Flip of The Earth's Magnetic Field, Return of a Virus, A Message From Martha.||10/30/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Putting A Face on a Mystery Dinosaur, plus Chris Hadfield - Photographer To The Stars, Oil Rigs Attract Fish, and more - 2014/1||Mystery Dinosaur Gets A-Head, Maple Migration Moderated, Oil Rigs Attract Fish, Chris Hadfield: You Are Here, Quirks Question Period - Space Magnets.||10/23/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Could The Pill Be Killing Fish?, plus African Grazers Encounter A Thorny Problem, Citizen Sailors Can be Oceanographers, and mo||The Birth Control Pill is Harming Fish, Thornless Plants Defend By Teeth and Claws, Material is Bloody Slippery, Genetics Homes In On Autism, Crowd-sourcing Science on the High Seas, Quirks Question of The Week - Counting Stars.||10/16/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Seeing What Can't Be Seen, Birds Use a Colour Chart to Camouflage Their Nests, Oilpatch Ozone Pollution, and more - 2014/10/11||Nobel For Seeing The Invisible, Birds Colour Match Their Nests, Cheetahs are Walking Not Running To Extinction, Oilpatch Ozone Pollution, Physics Breakthrough Break Down.||10/9/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Birds, And The Bees - And The Pesticides, plus Ape See-Ape Do: Chimps Develop and Share a Novel Tool, Plastic Pollution in||The Birds, and The Bees - and the Pesticides, Chimps Share Thirst For Knowledge, Plastic Pollution Plagues The St. Lawrence, Big Ash Volcano, Leatherback Turtle's Third Eye.||10/2/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
Love this show!
I routinely listen to two science podcasts: Quirks & Quarks and Science Friday. Both are good but they each have different strengths and weaknesses. Quirks & Quark's Bob McDonald is a more likeable host as he is funnier and is nicer to the guests. Science Friday's Ira Flatlow at times can be almost rude to a guest he doesn't agree with and can cut guests off. Science Friday's topics can be more controversial and political but are very timely and pertinent. Quirks & Quarks has more topics relating to nature/ zoology. At first glance, I think I will be uninterested in a topic and be pleasantly suprised after listening. If you can listen to two science podcasts, these two are good choices as topics tend not to overlap and they have a different styles. I have never had iPod problems with this show.
I've checked out a few sciencecasts,and this is the best! Bob covers major scientific news as well as answereing questions about the how and why of everyday science all around us. Things you probably wonder 'aboot' yourself.
A little Canadian.
This is one of the very first pod casts I have ever subscribed to and it remains one of my favorite. The information presented is both enjoyable and easy to understand despite my lack of any formal science education.