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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The Tongan volcano triggered record-breaking lightning and a never-before-seen tsunami; Whale researchers do anatomy with heavy machinery to understand why whales don't choke on their food; Darkness doomed the dinosaurs — the extinction asteroid turned out the lights on Earth; Plastic-collecting ships could use the waste for fuel while cleaning up the ocean; Regrowing knee cartilage with an electric boost; Researchers call for a new awareness of scientific colonialism; Quirks Listener Question: In which direction will the James Webb Space Telescope be looking?

Previous episodes

  • 510 - Tongan Volcano, why whales don’t choke on their food, darkness doomed the dinosaurs, plastic into marine fuel, electrically stimulating cartilage growth and scientific colonialism. 
    Fri, 21 Jan 2022
  • 509 - Seed dispersal and climate change, the Local Bubble, pint-sized war-horses, seeing memories form in an animal and a vaccine mixing study that didn’t quite happen. 
    Fri, 14 Jan 2022
  • 508 - Protecting cattle from wolves without killing, Shark antibodies to fight coronaviruses, wildlife DNA in the air, Tiny fish do the wave and why smoke is different from clouds. 
    Fri, 07 Jan 2022
  • 507 - Our annual holiday listener question show; Where does the rubber from tires go? Can a laser cut through a mirror? Why don’t some animals vomit? 
    Fri, 31 Dec 2021
  • 506 - Quirks and Quarks Introduces: Tai Asks Why - Special Episode 
    Tue, 21 Dec 2021
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