Quirks and Quarks from CBC Radio

Quirks and Quarks from CBC Radio

CBC Radio

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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Pluto probe finds mysterious ‘night light’ in the universe; Your smartwatch might be able to detect early signs of COVID-19; These birds communicate through feather flutters - and even have different accents; Scientists reverse aging in retinal cells by removing genetic 'rust' to restore vision; Ice Walker — a mother polar bear's precarious existence in the changing Arctic; Why does Jupiter’s moon Io have volcanoes but our moon doesn’t?

Previous episodes

  • 458 - A mysterious light from the universe, undoing cellular aging, feather talking, a smartwatch predicts COVID, the path of the polar bear and moon volcanoes 
    Fri, 04 Dec 2020
  • 457 - Quick tests for COVID, rat hides poison in its fur, neuroscientists see how we see colour, our planet’s climate zones are changing and why the hottest temperatures are in Death Valley 
    Fri, 27 Nov 2020
  • 456 - Microbial mining in space, baby birds get the boot, palm oil substitutes, deep sea squid says ‘g’day’, Canada’s place in space and how do fans make cool air? 
    Fri, 20 Nov 2020
  • 455 - COVID vaccine & immune durability, Wallabies in the UK, ancient female hunters, humans are cooler than we used to be, Herzberg gold medal winner and how old are circadian rhythms? 
    Fri, 13 Nov 2020
  • 454 - Fast radio bursts, monkeys with a puberty switch, black hole at our galaxy’s centre, and forever chemicals 
    Fri, 06 Nov 2020
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