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A highlight from The election and post-COVID science, toilet-training cattle, Prehistoric leather making tools and how galactic spiral arms feed black holes.

A highlight from The election and post-COVID science, toilet-training cattle, Prehistoric leather making tools and how galactic spiral arms feed black holes.

A highlight from The election and post-COVID science, toilet-training cattle, Prehistoric leather making tools and how galactic spiral arms feed black holes.

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A highlight from See what these Canadian researchers were doing during their summer of Science

A highlight from See what these Canadian researchers were doing during their summer of Science

A highlight from See what these Canadian researchers were doing during their summer of Science

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A highlight from Quirks & Quarks listener question show.   How much of a lake or river is actually fish pee? What's corn silk actually for? What happens when an astronaut gets gassy in a space suit?  And much more..

A highlight from Quirks & Quarks listener question show. How much of a lake or river is actually fish pee? What's corn silk actually for? What happens when an astronaut gets gassy in a space suit? And much more..

A highlight from Quirks & Quarks listener question show. How much of a lake or river is actually fish pee? What's corn silk actually for? What happens when an astronaut gets gassy in a space suit? And much more..

Aired 4 months ago

A highlight from Fish out of water get smarter, a stars disappearing act, echidnas 4 headed penis, sponges get a move on and the multi-generational impacts of DDT

A highlight from Fish out of water get smarter, a stars disappearing act, echidnas 4 headed penis, sponges get a move on and the multi-generational impacts of DDT

A highlight from Fish out of water get smarter, a stars disappearing act, echidnas 4 headed penis, sponges get a move on and the multi-generational impacts of DDT

Aired 4 months ago

A highlight from Missions to Venus, learning instant replay, wrens spectacular duet, puppies born for communication, the bubble behind the vaccines and great ape blood groups

A highlight from Missions to Venus, learning instant replay, wrens spectacular duet, puppies born for communication, the bubble behind the vaccines and great ape blood groups

A highlight from Missions to Venus, learning instant replay, wrens spectacular duet, puppies born for communication, the bubble behind the vaccines and great ape blood groups

Aired 4 months ago

A highlight from Shark extinction event, caffeine cant keep you functional, the pachyderms proboscis, prey eat a predator, and learning about land use from Indigenous science

A highlight from Shark extinction event, caffeine cant keep you functional, the pachyderms proboscis, prey eat a predator, and learning about land use from Indigenous science

A highlight from Shark extinction event, caffeine cant keep you functional, the pachyderms proboscis, prey eat a predator, and learning about land use from Indigenous science

Aired 5 months ago

A highlight from Salmon virus origins, municipal microbiomes, a robot arm that can feel, wolves reduce car accidents, and a new book looks at Mom Genes

A highlight from Salmon virus origins, municipal microbiomes, a robot arm that can feel, wolves reduce car accidents, and a new book looks at Mom Genes

A highlight from Salmon virus origins, municipal microbiomes, a robot arm that can feel, wolves reduce car accidents, and a new book looks at Mom Genes

Aired 5 months ago

A highlight from Solving our sand crisis, nuclear quasicrystals, Voyager hears an interstellar hum, breathing through our intestines, a toilet revolution and dark matter in our galaxy

A highlight from Solving our sand crisis, nuclear quasicrystals, Voyager hears an interstellar hum, breathing through our intestines, a toilet revolution and dark matter in our galaxy

A highlight from Solving our sand crisis, nuclear quasicrystals, Voyager hears an interstellar hum, breathing through our intestines, a toilet revolution and dark matter in our galaxy

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A highlight from California condor genetics, a strange star goes supernova, dont think, just kick, patient wolves hunt beavers, an ocean of noise and why parrots mimic

A highlight from California condor genetics, a strange star goes supernova, dont think, just kick, patient wolves hunt beavers, an ocean of noise and why parrots mimic

A highlight from California condor genetics, a strange star goes supernova, dont think, just kick, patient wolves hunt beavers, an ocean of noise and why parrots mimic

Aired 5 months ago

A highlight from Sounds of a predator, horses are well-diggers, grass defuses a toxic explosive, plastic from fish waste, Animals mate with relatives, mastodon poop and pupillary variety.

A highlight from Sounds of a predator, horses are well-diggers, grass defuses a toxic explosive, plastic from fish waste, Animals mate with relatives, mastodon poop and pupillary variety.

A highlight from Sounds of a predator, horses are well-diggers, grass defuses a toxic explosive, plastic from fish waste, Animals mate with relatives, mastodon poop and pupillary variety.

Aired 6 months ago

A highlight from Lightning cleans the atmosphere, a 142 year - and counting - experiment, sea turtles lost years found, finding the Mother Tree and why we cry

A highlight from Lightning cleans the atmosphere, a 142 year - and counting - experiment, sea turtles lost years found, finding the Mother Tree and why we cry

A highlight from Lightning cleans the atmosphere, a 142 year - and counting - experiment, sea turtles lost years found, finding the Mother Tree and why we cry

Aired 6 months ago

A highlight from Mars helicopter, Narwhal tusks and pollution, T. Rex in their billions , airborne COVID, and what we need to know about geoengineering

A highlight from Mars helicopter, Narwhal tusks and pollution, T. Rex in their billions , airborne COVID, and what we need to know about geoengineering

A highlight from Mars helicopter, Narwhal tusks and pollution, T. Rex in their billions , airborne COVID, and what we need to know about geoengineering

Aired 6 months ago

A highlight from Mother ants shrinking brains, boreal forest tree shifts, finding a new blue, airborne plastic pollution, and a new book looks at Lifes Edge

A highlight from Mother ants shrinking brains, boreal forest tree shifts, finding a new blue, airborne plastic pollution, and a new book looks at Lifes Edge

A highlight from Mother ants shrinking brains, boreal forest tree shifts, finding a new blue, airborne plastic pollution, and a new book looks at Lifes Edge

Aired 6 months ago

A highlight from Coyotes doing well in the city, asteroid impact created rainforests, the minimal organism, elephant seals fear of the light and why warmer springs could mean earlier falls

A highlight from Coyotes doing well in the city, asteroid impact created rainforests, the minimal organism, elephant seals fear of the light and why warmer springs could mean earlier falls

A highlight from Coyotes doing well in the city, asteroid impact created rainforests, the minimal organism, elephant seals fear of the light and why warmer springs could mean earlier falls

Aired 7 months ago

A highlight from Gorilla troops raise orphans, Canadian laser cools antimatter, concussion spit test, octopus sleep and dreams, forensic science in real life and blood of many colours

A highlight from Gorilla troops raise orphans, Canadian laser cools antimatter, concussion spit test, octopus sleep and dreams, forensic science in real life and blood of many colours

A highlight from Gorilla troops raise orphans, Canadian laser cools antimatter, concussion spit test, octopus sleep and dreams, forensic science in real life and blood of many colours

Aired 7 months ago

A highlight from COVID pandemic origins, nature sounds good, why humans have such big brains, making the study of the universe more accessible and a question of cat fur

A highlight from COVID pandemic origins, nature sounds good, why humans have such big brains, making the study of the universe more accessible and a question of cat fur

A highlight from COVID pandemic origins, nature sounds good, why humans have such big brains, making the study of the universe more accessible and a question of cat fur

Aired 7 months ago

Black in science: The legacy of racism in science and how Black scientists are moving the dial

Black in science: The legacy of racism in science and how Black scientists are moving the dial

Black in science: The legacy of racism in science and how Black scientists are moving the dial

Aired 8 months ago

Listener question show  we answer your science questions, like: Where are the missing dinosaurs? Why does cold make you pee? Do insects feel pain?  And much more.

Listener question show we answer your science questions, like: Where are the missing dinosaurs? Why does cold make you pee? Do insects feel pain? And much more.

Listener question show we answer your science questions, like: Where are the missing dinosaurs? Why does cold make you pee? Do insects feel pain? And much more.

Aired 10 months ago

Our producers' favourite stories of 2020.  Tickling rats, the power of swearing, amazing awakening, squat don't sit, woodpecker wars and more

Our producers' favourite stories of 2020. Tickling rats, the power of swearing, amazing awakening, squat don't sit, woodpecker wars and more

Our producers' favourite stories of 2020. Tickling rats, the power of swearing, amazing awakening, squat don't sit, woodpecker wars and more

Aired 10 months ago

A highlight from A mysterious light from the universe, undoing cellular aging, feather talking, a smartwatch predicts COVID, the path of the polar bear and moon volcanoes

A highlight from A mysterious light from the universe, undoing cellular aging, feather talking, a smartwatch predicts COVID, the path of the polar bear and moon volcanoes

A highlight from A mysterious light from the universe, undoing cellular aging, feather talking, a smartwatch predicts COVID, the path of the polar bear and moon volcanoes

Aired 11 months ago

Snake cells grown in the lab produce venom we could use as medicine

Snake cells grown in the lab produce venom we could use as medicine

Snake cells grown in the lab produce venom we could use as medicine

Aired 1 year ago

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Is Unlocking the Sun’s Mysteries

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Is Unlocking the Sun’s Mysteries

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Is Unlocking the Sun’s Mysteries

Aired 2 years ago

Costa Ricacosta Rica And Thirty Years discussed on Quirks and Quarks

Costa Ricacosta Rica And Thirty Years discussed on Quirks and Quarks

Costa Ricacosta Rica And Thirty Years discussed on Quirks and Quarks

Aired 2 years ago

Astronaut Saint-Jacques on space travel

Astronaut Saint-Jacques on space travel

Astronaut Saint-Jacques on space travel

Aired 3 years ago

Solit- Crater, Mr. Mcgregor And Sudbury Basin discussed on Quirks and Quarks

Solit- Crater, Mr. Mcgregor And Sudbury Basin discussed on Quirks and Quarks

Solit- Crater, Mr. Mcgregor And Sudbury Basin discussed on Quirks and Quarks

Aired 3 years ago