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


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Ancient gum preserves genome, a living robot, wolf puppies play fetch, rattlesnakes skin holds raindrops for drinking, science of imagination and quiet snow. 2020-01-17
Fires in Australia, cuttlefish watch 3D movies, coal pollution harms crops, fossils show ancient parenting, first evidence of cooked vegetables, and why so much poop? 2020-01-10
The Quirks & Quarks Listener Question show - where we answer your questions. Why dinosaurs are so big, why winter skies are so clear and much more. 2020-01-03
Quirks & Quarks year in review We look at some of the most significant science stories we covered (and one we didn’t) in 2019 2019-12-27
Quirks Holiday Book Show: Three science books looking at forensic ecology, the many worlds of quantum mechanics and culinary extinction 2019-12-20
Saving the ozone helped climate change, extra-solar comet, great auk extinction, rockets for Mars, concussions and brain hemispheres and a question of cloud cover 2019-12-13
Inflammation and the brain, NASA visits the sun, climate shrinks birds, ancient paint from lake goo, smelling without olfactory bulbs and tweeting birds. 2019-12-06
Tipping into climate catastrophe, blue whale heartbeat, thinking twice on fake news, a swift-swimming tunabot and the life of an ‘under-wolf’ 2019-11-29
Psychedelics and ‘waking-dreams,’ adding feeling to virtual reality, the greatest ape, AI learns how music affects us, foreign accent syndrome and the latitude of venomous animals. 2019-11-22
Watching wildfire with radar, the return of race science, laundry and microplastic, submarines for your bloodstream and oxygen for airplanes. 2019-11-15
Lionfish are super digesters, Voyager 2 goes interstellar, carbon capture, AI reads scientific literature, fear, trauma and inheritance and animal heart attacks 2019-11-08
Roadway pollution, fungus promotes pancreatic cancer, the bang in the Big Bang, infant eels magnetic migration and the pathway to Mars. 2019-11-01
World’s loudest bird, a six-fingered lemur, a microbrewery in your gut, earthworms and the climate underground, a patient researcher and a question of indigestion 2019-10-25
Understanding the Anthropocene extinction, regenerating cartilage, autism and touch, a prosthetic that feels and where’s my Lyme vaccine? 2019-10-18
Canada’s latest Nobel laureate and our election science policy debate 2019-10-11
Red meat might not be bad, deflecting asteroids, politics making us sick, growing human brains in the lab, evolution and orgasms and animals in the midnight sun. 2019-10-04
Plastic tea-bag particles, Venus was habitable, driver memory fail, earliest North American migrants, Plants ‘terraformed’ the Earth 2019-09-27
Quirks & Quarks women in science special — How science has done women wrong 2019-09-20
Ground zero for dinosaur extinction, space archeology, toes on the brain, Finding a lost jet engine on Greenland, mystery of the wandering whales and barren tablelands 2019-09-13
Quirks & Quarks ‘science in the field’ special — the summer adventures of scientists working in exotic and remote locations 2019-09-06

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