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

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    • 4.6 • 1.8K Ratings

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

    Fork-headed trilobite, echidnas blow snot bubbles, Perseverance delivery drop-off, farming fish lose their fertilizer and inoculation against misinformation.

    Fork-headed trilobite, echidnas blow snot bubbles, Perseverance delivery drop-off, farming fish lose their fertilizer and inoculation against misinformation.

    An ancient sea creature sported a massive fork on its head — what for?; Echidnas blow snot bubbles to keep cool under the Australian sun; The Mars Perseverance rover is caching samples for return to Earth; Farming fish lose their fertilizer to invasive rats; How to fight an infodemic with cognitive vaccines.

    • 54 min
    Exxon’s excellent climate science, dolphins drowned out by ocean noise, supersonic but boomless, climate change and insects, and designing Canada’s lunar rover.

    Exxon’s excellent climate science, dolphins drowned out by ocean noise, supersonic but boomless, climate change and insects, and designing Canada’s lunar rover.

    ExxonMobil knew — and they knew really, really well; Dolphins yell to be heard over human noise, but the message doesn’t get across; Where’s the Kaboom? NASA’s new quiet supersonic plane is getting ready for lift off; Is climate change driving an “insectageddon”?; Canada on the moon: A Canadian-made rover will pave the way for the next astronauts.

    • 54 min
    A real viral video, is scientific innovation stagnating, rocks from the Oort cloud, constipated scorpions, nature and nurture and why we try to cool fevers.

    A real viral video, is scientific innovation stagnating, rocks from the Oort cloud, constipated scorpions, nature and nurture and why we try to cool fevers.

    A real viral video shows a microscopic virus attempting to infect a cell; A new study suggests scientific innovation has been stagnating; Studying the sex lives of constipated scorpions; We thought the Oort cloud threw snowballs at us — but it’s throwing rocks too; A biologist explains animal behaviour by tossing out the old nature/nurture debate; Quirks & Quarks listener question.

    • 54 min
    December 31 Question show

    December 31 Question show

    To finish out the year, we’ve got another edition of our ever-popular Listener Question Show, where we find the experts to answer your burning science questions.

    • 54 min
    Testing reindeer hearing, a river runs under Antarctica, saving sharks with electricity and cougars and grizzlies return to Manitoba

    Testing reindeer hearing, a river runs under Antarctica, saving sharks with electricity and cougars and grizzlies return to Manitoba

    Figuring out what reindeer can hear to understand the impact from industrial sounds; Scientists discover massive river flowing under the Antarctic Ice; A shocking solution to accidental killing of sharks in fisheries; Clawing back: How cougars and grizzlies are reintroducing themselves in Manitoba,

    • 54 min
    Our annual holiday book show, including the health hazards of space and more… A history of COVID-19 and the neuroscience of religion.

    Our annual holiday book show, including the health hazards of space and more… A history of COVID-19 and the neuroscience of religion.

    A Canadian astronaut explains the toll space travel takes on the human body; A neuroscientist asks: Do we long for a divine creator or do we just want our mommies?; A medical historian looks at the historical echoes of the past in the pandemic of the present.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

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Great Science News

This is a great week produced Science Podcast from a Canadian perspective

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I LOVE IT 😍

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