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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.

Quirks and Quarks from CBC Radio CBC

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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.

    Introducing The Dose with Dr. Brian Goldman

    Introducing The Dose with Dr. Brian Goldman

    The Dose is a new weekly podcast that answers everyday health questions like: What vaccines do adults need? Does your Fitbit actually make you fitter? Or, should I bother taking vitamins? Dr. Brian Goldman and the team behind White Coat Black Art bring you the best science from top experts in about the same amount of time as an appointment with your GP. Subscribe to The Dose at smarturl.it/thedosecbc

    • 16 min
    Live animal markets and viruses, largest turtle’s horned shell, a robot for Europa, jewel beetles iridescent camouflage, better talk on climate change and flying west

    Live animal markets and viruses, largest turtle’s horned shell, a robot for Europa, jewel beetles iridescent camouflage, better talk on climate change and flying west

    Tracking the spread of viruses in live animal markets by building one in a lab; The largest turtle that ever lived had fighting horns on its shell; NASA's building a robot to explore Jupiter's moon Europa - from underneath it's icy shell; Vivid and fabulous jewel beetles actually use their colours for camouflage; Why the way we talk about climate change makes some people stop listening; How can planes travel against the rotation of the Earth?

    • 54 min
    Agriculture moving north, Arrakoth’s secrets, the microbiome for flight, isheries science with indigenous perspective, slippery surface and seasons on other planets

    Agriculture moving north, Arrakoth’s secrets, the microbiome for flight, isheries science with indigenous perspective, slippery surface and seasons on other planets

    Wheat and potatoes in Nunavut? Climate change could bring agriculture to the North; Arrakoth reveals how the solar systems building blocks were built; The secret to flight in birds and bats is not just wings, it’s guts; Bringing 'two eyed seeing' — indigenous knowledge and science to fisheries conservation; Canadian scientists engineer self-cleaning surface that can repel dangerous bacteria; Do other planets in the solar system have orbital tilt and seasons?

    • 54 min
    Coronavirus treatment, parentese helps baby talk, seals clap back, splicing damaged nerves, getting astronauts to Mars healthy and sane and smoke on glaciers

    Coronavirus treatment, parentese helps baby talk, seals clap back, splicing damaged nerves, getting astronauts to Mars healthy and sane and smoke on glaciers

    Treating the coronavirus: improvising now, but with real hope on the horizon; ‘Parentese’ is not just baby talk. It boosts baby’s language skills; Gunshot-loud underwater clapping could be how grey seals intimidate rivals and attract mates; New implantable nerve guide tricks severed nerves into growing together again; Pathway to Mars — Can we get astronauts to Mars sane and healthy?; Has smoke and soot from the Australian wildfires made its way to the Antarctic?

    • 54 min
    Understanding the coronavirus, cyborg jellyfish, judging cat pain, an AI knows how you dance and Canada’s newest and youngest astronaut

    Understanding the coronavirus, cyborg jellyfish, judging cat pain, an AI knows how you dance and Canada’s newest and youngest astronaut

    Tracking coronaviruses post SARS — how science has made for rapid response; Wiring jellyfish for speed — what modding a sea creature can tell us about the ocean; Me-owch — could resting cat face tell us about kitty’s pain?; Forget face recognition — an AI can tell who you are by how you dance; Canada’s newest astronaut is a scientist fascinated by fire.

    • 54 min
    Intermittent fasting, the math of espresso, biological bricks, scurvy in modern Canada, snake venom sans snakes and chile tolerance.

    Intermittent fasting, the math of espresso, biological bricks, scurvy in modern Canada, snake venom sans snakes and chile tolerance.

    Intermittent fasting — why not eating (for a bit) could work for weight loss and health; Brewing a better espresso with less coffee and more math; Bringing biology to bricks — concrete details on how to grow building materials; Avast! Scurvy is still a health issue in 21st century Canada; Fangs very much. Scientists use stem cells to make snake venom — without the snake; How come I can’t tolerate spicy foods, but my kids can?

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

bm289458696 ,

Best Science Podcast Ever

This podcast is outstanding. Bob is the best interviewer out there and you can trust him to ask the best questions. Intelligent, trustworthy, and they go right to the source of the discoveries and stories. A science journalism.

stuman914 ,

Well done!

Interesting and well done every episode!

Hibiscus ,

fascinating stuff

I listen to Q&Q more than any other of the 8 or 10 podcasts I subscribe to.

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