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Quirks & Quarks

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Join host Bob McDonald each week to find out the latest in science, technology, medicine and the environment. We cover the quirks of the expanding universe to the quarks within a single atom...and everything in between.

Join host Bob McDonald each week to find out the latest in science, technology, medicine and the environment. We cover the quirks of the expanding universe to the quarks within a single atom...and everything in between.
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Location:

Toronto, ON

Networks:

CBC

Description:

Join host Bob McDonald each week to find out the latest in science, technology, medicine and the environment. We cover the quirks of the expanding universe to the quarks within a single atom...and everything in between.

Twitter:

@CBCQuirks

Language:

English

Contact:

416-205-6124


Episodes

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

1/19/2018
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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; Why extinct creatures fought with their tails, while today animals use their heads; How much RAM and hard drive space does a human brain have?

Duration: 00:54:42


How much RAM and hard drive space does a human brain have?

1/19/2018
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What's your science question? Ask us! #QuirksQuestions

Duration: 00:03:57


Why extinct creatures fought with their tails, while today animals use their heads

1/19/2018
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Paleontologists discover why tail weapons are so rare

Duration: 00:07:16


Canadian entrepreneur wants to send the first private lander to to the moon

1/19/2018
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Moon Express might be the first private company to land on the moon - on their way to exploiting the valuable resources on the lunar surface.

Duration: 00:13:15


Monkey fight club helps animals to learn to live together peacefully

1/19/2018
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Monkey fights have a thing or two to teach robotic drones, collective computing researchers say.

Duration: 00:06:50


Hacking the immune system to fight cocaine addiction

1/19/2018
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Scientists are finding promising ways that could help people kick their addictions by finding ways to reduce cravings and block the high.

Duration: 00:12:54


Do lobsters feel pain when we boil them alive?

1/19/2018
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The Swiss government passed a law stating people can no longer boil a lobster alive. Here's the science behind how the crustaceans may feel pain.

Duration: 00:10:24


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.

1/12/2018
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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?

Duration: 00:54:41


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

1/5/2018
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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.

Duration: 00:54:29


2017's most incredible science stories we almost missed

12/29/2017
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The 6 most incredible science stories we didn’t get to cover

Duration: 00:54:32


Great Science Reads For The Holidays

12/22/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:54:23


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

12/15/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:54:42


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

12/8/2017
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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?

Duration: 00:54:30


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

12/1/2017
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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 people?

Duration: 00:54:39


Quirks & Quarks 2017 Question Road Show

11/24/2017
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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 emissions.

Duration: 00:54:29


Conspiracy theories, Rat brain organoids, Road to Tuktoyaktuk, Passenger pigeons, Berlin patient, Sweet Tooth

11/17/2017
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Conspiracy theories, Rat brain organoids, Road to Tuktoyaktuk, Passenger pigeons, Berlin patient, Sweet tooth

Duration: 00:54:28


Mail order CRISPR, Circadian injuries, Daydream Believers, One thing about science, Quark bomb

11/10/2017
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Mail order CRISPR, Circadian injuries, Daydream Believers, One thing about science, Quark bomb

Duration: 00:54:26


Vaginal seeding, ice music, bat dialects, opioids making pain worse, Alzheimer’s origins, and more

11/3/2017
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Vaginal seeding, ice music, bat dialects, opioids making pain worse, Alzheimer’s origins, Earthquake prediction.

Duration: 00:54:28


North Korea's nuclear earthquakes, Tailings dandelion, How volcanoes helped the Romans destroy Egyptian rule, Warming the ocean floor, and more

10/27/2017
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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 - Question.

Duration: 00:54:39


AI learns without humans, Loon lead poisoning, Neutron star crash, Sex addiction, Gene Mutation

10/20/2017
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AI learns without humans, Loon lead poisoning, Neutron star crash, Sex addiction, Quirks Question Gene Mutation.

Duration: 00:54:39

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