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Quirks & Quarks Podcasts

Quirks & Quarks covers the quirks of the expanding universe to the quarks within a single atom… and everything in between.

The Quirks & Quarks podcast is updated Saturdays.

Quirks & Quarks - 2008-06-21

Hope for a Change. Full edition special looking at 6 communities around the world that are trying to become carbon neutral. Featured are: Samso, Denmark; EcoVillage at Ithaca; Freiburg, Germany; Sherford, UK;Greensburg, KS; Dongtan, China.

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[mp3 file: runs 53:28]

Quirks & Quarks - 2008-06-14

The Question Show from Winnipeg: Cats seeing in the dark, Ancient Meteors, Chasing itches around the back, What is Odour, Brown banana peels, sound of water, bi-coloured eyes, bread in space, sparrows in the winter, prehistoric manitobans

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[mp3 file: runs 53:26]

Quirks & Quarks - 2008-06-07

New Light on Vitamin D, Wolverine Frog, The First Mom, Clothes Make the Bird.

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[mp3 file: runs 53:29]

Quirks & Quarks - 2008-05-31

Pterosaurs Walk the Walk, Two-mom Albatross Families, Robomonkey, Biochar - Black is the New Freen, Fact or Fiction - Catching a Cold

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[mp3 file: runs 53:28]

Quirks & Quarks - 2008-05-24

Birth of a Supernova, Frogamander - a Missing Link, Digging Deep for Life, Crafty Chameleon Camoflage, Crustacean Kids, Parasite Parents, Monkey Junk Food

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[mp3 file: runs 53:26]

Quirks & Quarks - 2008-05-17

Landing of the Phoenix, Dieting Fish, Cold Dry Bugs, Mantis Shrimp Super Sight, The Big Rip

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[mp3 file: runs 53:26]


qq-2008-06-21_01 - The Geography of Hope

Looking at existing communities that are trying to become carbon neutral: Samso, Denmark; EcoVillage at Ithaca, NY; Freiburg, Germany

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[mp3 file: runs 29:42]

qq-2008-06-21_02 - The Future of Hope

Looking at carbon neutral communities in development: Sherford, UK; Greensburg, KS; Dongtan, China

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[mp3 file: runs 23:17]

qq-2008-06-14_01 - The Question Show, Pt I

cats and low light, ancient craters, chasing itches, what is odour? brown banana peels.

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[mp3 file: runs 24:04]

qq-2008-06-14_02 - The Question Show, Pt II

The sound of water, bi-coloured eyes, bread in space, seeing double, sparrows in winter, ancient Manitobans

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[mp3 file: runs 28:56]

qq-2008-06-07_01-New Light on Vitamin D

New research is showing hints of a range of benefits for Vitamin D.

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[mp3 file: runs 24:28]

qq-2008-06-07_02-Wolverine Frogs

Several species of frogs are extruding bony claws through their skin.

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[mp3 file: runs 9:16]

qq-2008-06-07_03-The First Mom

A fossil fish from nearly 400 million years ago has preserved embryos within it.

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[mp3 file: runs 9:11]

qq-2008-06-07_04-Clothes Make the Bird

Painting birds reveals that a better looking bird seems to be a healthier and fitter one.

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[mp3 file: runs 10:06]

qq-2008-05-31_01-Pterosaurs Walk the Walk

A new view of flying reptiles walking and stalking.

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[mp3 file: runs 11:00]

qq-2008-05-31_02-Two-Mom Albatross Families

Albatrosses females who can't find males, find female partners instead.

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[mp3 file: runs 8:40]

qq-2008-05-31_03-Robomonkey

A Monkey feeds itself with a mind controlled robot arm.

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[mp3 file: runs 8:29]

qq-2008-05-31_04-Biochar-Black is the New Green

Biochar could prove to be a boon for climate change and agriculture.

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[mp3 file: runs 17:42]

qq-2008-05-31_05-Fact or Fiction - Catching a Cold

Fact or Fiction - does a cold quit being infectious before the symptoms go away?

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[mp3 file: runs 7:08]

qq-2008-05-24_01-Birth of a Supernova

Astronomers accidentally catch a supernova birth for the first time.

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[mp3 file: runs 10:01]

qq-2008-05-24_02-Frogamander - A Missing Link

Paleontologists discover a 290 million year old amphibian.

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[mp3 file: runs 8:27]

qq-2008-05-24_03-Digging Deep for Life

Microbial life is discovered 1500M below the sea floor.

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[mp3 file: runs 8:28]

qq-2008-05-24_04-Crafty Chameleon Camouflage

Chameleons customize their camouflage for specific predator's eyes.

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[mp3 file: runs 8:24]

qq-2008-05-24_05-Crustacean Kids, Parasite Parents

A 100 year old mystery of what happens to a species of crustacean larvae is solved.

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[mp3 file: runs 7:29]

qq-2008-05-24_06-Monkey Junk Food

Stressed and low status monkeys overindulge in junk food.

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[mp3 file: runs 10:09]

qq-2008-05-17_01- Landing of the Phoenix

The Phoenix mission to Mars lands next week carry Canadian instruments.

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[mp3 file: runs 17:28]

qq-2008-05-17_02-Dieting Fish

Fish diet to stay out of trouble.

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[mp3 file: runs 8:36]

qq-2008-05-17_03-Cold Dry Bugs

Antarctic flied dehydrate to avoid freezing.

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[mp3 file: runs 8:30]

qq-2008-05-17_04-Mantis Shrimp Super Sight

A savage shrimp sees in ways other animals don't.

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[mp3 file: runs 8:58]

qq-2008-05-17_05-The Big Rip

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[mp3 file: runs 9:26]

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