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Message 19 of 115 (377663)
01-17-2007 8:45 PM


Q&Q 2007 Jan 20
downloadable after about 2 pm EST Saturday from
Home | Quirks & Quarks with Bob McDonald | CBC Radio
"What will the Earth look like in 250,000,007 AD?"
Are you thinking of travelling to Australia, but are balking at the length of the flight? Well, good news is at hand, because Australia is getting closer to us every year. In fact, given enough time, you'll be able to drive there. Of course, that amount of time is two-hundred-and-fifty million years, but on a geological scale that isn't too long. Figuring out what's going to happen to our planet that far in the future is called geo-forecasting, and it's a serious scientific discipline, complete with differing theories, and competing camps. We'll provide you with a long term forecast for the planet, this weekend on the show.
Plus - How to find a particle that's never been seen? Elementary, dear Higgs.
Al this and more on Quirks & Quarks, Saturday right after the noon news on Radio One, or anytime on our web page.

  
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Message 20 of 115 (379703)
01-25-2007 9:10 AM


Q&Q 2007 Jan 27
see Home | Quirks & Quarks with Bob McDonald | CBC Radio on Saturday for download and detailed contents.
This Week on Quirks & Quarks we ask:
"Are You In There?"
It’s a fate you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy: to be entombed in your own paralysed body, unable to speak or move a muscle - and yet completely aware of what’s going on around you. Locked-in Syndrome is an extremely rare neurological condition that condemns patients to a life sentence in their own bodies. From the outside, it’s hard to tell if someone is locked-in or whether they’re in a vegetative state - unaware of the world around them. However, researchers have begun to develop new ways of testing patients’ brains in order to “read the minds” of people who can’t otherwise communicate. The techniques researchers are using to help locked-in patients communicate are also helping scientists finally get a toehold on the holy grail of brain science: just how the brain goes about creating consciousness.
Plus - seahorse sex: when daddy gets pregnant.

  
NosyNed
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Message 27 of 115 (387750)
03-02-2007 1:12 PM


Quirks and Quarks 2007 Mar 04
see Home | Quirks & Quarks with Bob McDonald | CBC Radio for download
This Week on Quirks & Quarks:
Walking on the Moon - Again.
Two years ago, George W. Bush announced it was time for humans to go back to the moon. By 2020, we should be once again walking on the surface of our closest neighbour. But President Bush never said what we're going to do once we actually get there. At the recent meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a group of space researchers sat down to figure out what we should be doing once we reach the lunar surface. From prospecting underfoot for water and minerals, to building telescopes that look into the deepest reaches of the universe, the scientists examined the options. We'll talk about their plans, and how the moon could be a training ground for future missions to Mars.
Plus, caterpillars that click.
All this and more on Quirks & Quarks, with host Bob McDonald, Saturday right after the noon news on Radio One, or anytime on our web page.
AND COMING MARCH 19: A new evening repeat of Quirks & Quarks - every Monday night at 11pm on Radio One.

  
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Message 28 of 115 (393077)
04-03-2007 1:36 PM


Quirks and Quarks April 7
see Home | Quirks & Quarks with Bob McDonald | CBC Radio for downloading.
This Week on Quirks & Quarks:
The Chickens Fight Back
Since the late nineties, each autumn has brought back the fears of a coming pandemic. According to the doomsayers, one of these years, avian flu is going to make the final jump from birds to humans, and cause an outbreak of disease that could devastate the human population. But avian flu is only one of many diseases that can cross the species barrier. Mice, rats, horses, dogs, cats, even fruit bats, carry contagions that can make us ill. In a new book called "The Chickens Fight Back," a Canadian veterinary epidemiologist takes us around the world, looking at some of the ways animals can make us sick, and offering ways to counter the problems. And guess what? Most of the time, it isn't the animal that's the problem, it's us.
Plus ... putting the planet on climate control ....
All this and more on Quirks & Quarks, with host Bob McDonald, Saturday right after the noon news on Radio One, or anytime on our web page.
AND NOW a second opportunity to hear Quirks & Quarks - every Monday night at 11pm on Radio One.

  
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Message 29 of 115 (395907)
04-18-2007 11:39 AM


Quirks and Quarks 2007 April 21
This week on Quirks & Quarks:
It's the Great Aussie/Canuck Science Adventure.
The moose goes walkabout with the wombat, and the beaver goes camping with the kangaroo, as Bob McDonald goes Down Under for the Great Aussie/Canuck Science Adventure.
Quirks & Quarks, Canada's national science program, and The Science Show, Australia's equivalent program on ABC Radio National, are joining forces for a unique exploration of science, north and south. And here's the kicker: both programs first went on the air at virtually the same time in 1975.
And both are now broadcast on Saturdays at noon.
In the first program, the host of The Science Show, Robyn Williams, introduces Bob to leading Australian researchers. And in the second program, Bob introduces Robyn to Canadian scientists. And both programs get to hear both of the hosts doing the interviews.
April 21: Bob interviews the Australians:
Bob learns about farming and eating kangaroos; saving the Tasmanian Devil from extinction; discovering the fossils of marsupial lions; and avoiding the deadly sting of the Irukandji jellyfish.
All this and more on Quirks & Quarks, with host Bob McDonald, Saturday right after the noon news on Radio One, or anytime on our web page at cbc.ca/quirks.
AND NOW there's a second opportunity to hear Quirks & Quarks - every Monday night at 11pm on Radio One.
Don't forget to check out our new Quirks blog: Sorry - we can't find that page
Or subscribe to our Quirks podcast: Home | Quirks & Quarks with Bob McDonald | CBC Radio

  
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Message 41 of 115 (400709)
05-16-2007 10:56 AM


Quirks and Quarks May 19
Home | Quirks & Quarks with Bob McDonald | CBC Radio to download
This Week on Quirks & Quarks:
Putting the Brain on the Witness Stand.
Consider this case: A person stands accused of committing murder. The defence enters Exhibit One, a scan of the defendant's head. It shows damage to precisely the area of the brain that is linked to controlling emotions. So is the defendant criminally responsible for his actions? Or how about this: a witness to a crime has her brain scanned. The scan shows activity in the brain that suggests she's lying. Should her testimony be allowed into the court? As brain science advances, situations like these are going to hit the legal system more and more often. But are the courts prepared?
Plus - the asteroid that killed the Mammoths ...

  
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Message 51 of 115 (412505)
07-25-2007 3:26 AM
Reply to: Message 49 by Percy
07-24-2007 8:45 AM


Re: Evolution 101 Podcast
I couldn't get the Evolution 101 stuff to work under either firefox or IE.
I did hear a couple of the other guys clips. He is terrible and not worth wasting time to hear.

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NosyNed
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Message 67 of 115 (425644)
10-03-2007 10:36 AM


Quirks -- Humans not so unique ...
This Week on Quirks & Quarks we ask:
"What Makes Humans Unique?"
We like to think that humans are distinct from all the other species of animal on the planet. Sure, we build cities, write poetry, do calculus and bend the natural world to our purposes. But despite all this, the message from scientists is, increasingly, "get over yourselves." This week on Quirks and Quarks, we look at why we're not that special, and just how similar we are to the other animals, in everything from our biology to our psychology.
Plus - why monkeys don't wash their hands after peeing.
All this and more on Quirks & Quarks, Saturday right after the noon news on Radio One, or anytime on our web page.
Bob McDonald
Don't forget to check out our new Quirks blog: Sorry - we can't find that page
Or subscribe to our Quirks podcast: Home | Quirks & Quarks with Bob McDonald | CBC Radio

  
NosyNed
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Message 68 of 115 (427195)
10-10-2007 10:31 AM


Quirks -- Arctic Warming
This Week on Quirks & Quarks:
(Home | Quirks & Quarks with Bob McDonald | CBC Radio)
When The Permafrost is No Longer Permanent.
For the last few years, we've heard plenty of warnings about what climate change will do to the planet in the coming decades. Well, after a record-breaking summer of heat in the Canadian North, the effects of climate change are no longer something the next generation will have to worry about - they're here now. The permafrost, that layer of permanently frozen ground north of the treeline, is no longer as permanent as it was. We'll look at dramatic changes to the landscape in the Land of the Midnight Sun. And we'll see what the loss of the ice means to the whole climate system.
Plus - a prehistoric tree that gets hot for sex.
All this and more on Quirks & Quarks, Saturday right after the noon news on Radio One, or anytime on our web page.
Bob McDonald
Host
Don't forget to check out our new Quirks blog: Sorry - we can't find that page
Or subscribe to our Quirks podcast: Home | Quirks & Quarks with Bob McDonald | CBC Radio

  
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Message 75 of 115 (428699)
10-17-2007 10:53 AM


Quirks --Fisheries Disaster, 800 teeth and mummy dinners
This week on Quirks & Quarks:
The Unnatural History of the Sea.
All around the world, the oceans are in crisis. Fisheries are collapsing, as long-liners and factory trawlers vacuum the oceans clean, devastating entire species and ecosystems. Our appetite for fish and seafood is leading to what many scientists think is a global fisheries disaster. According to Dr. Callum Roberts, however, there's nothing new about this. As soon as humans first took to the oceans, we started over-exploiting them. But he thinks history can teach us how to save the seas.
Plus - Unravelling dietary secrets from Inca mummies; and a duck-billed dino with 800 teeth.
All this and more on Quirks & Quarks, Saturday right after the noon news on Radio One.
Bob McDonald
Host
Don't forget to check out our new Quirks blog: Sorry - we can't find that page
Or subscribe to our Quirks podcast: Home | Quirks & Quarks with Bob McDonald | CBC Radio

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Message 78 of 115 (430298)
10-24-2007 11:20 AM


Quirks -- Global Warming faster
This Week on Quirks & Quarks:
The Warming Heats Up.
The climate change news lately has not been good. From Arctic sea ice to northern permafrost, the signs of global warming seem to be more severe than scientists had expected. Now a new study of carbon emissions has shown that we're emitting carbon dioxide faster than predicted, and Nature's not doing as good a job at absorbing it as we thought she would. As a result, carbon emissions are not just rising, they're accelerating. So, in more ways than one, we've got our foot on the gas pedal.
Plus, the world's oldest reptile fossil; and the geometry of turtle turning.
All this and more, Saturday right after the noon news on Radio One, or anytime on our web page.
Bob McDonald
Host
Don't forget to check out our new Quirks blog: Sorry - we can't find that page
Or subscribe to our Quirks podcast: Home | Quirks & Quarks with Bob McDonald | CBC Radio

  
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Message 79 of 115 (432651)
11-07-2007 3:30 PM


Quirks Nov 10 - The beginning of the Big Bang
This Week on Quirks & Quarks: Home | Quirks & Quarks with Bob McDonald | CBC Radio
Before the Big Bang.
The origins of the universe may be mind-boggling and difficult to understand. Physicists seem to agree on events that happened from about one second after it all began, but when we get to the Big Bang itself, physics breaks down and no one really knows what happened, or how. So today, researchers are turning to study the moment of the Big Bang, and even what came before it. From hot soups of string to a cosmic crash, we'll look at the latest ideas for the origins of our Universe.
Plus - fish fail school with a chemical curriculum.
All this and more on Quirks & Quarks, Saturday right after the noon news on Radio One, or anytime on our web page.
Bob McDonald
Host
Don't forget to check out our new Quirks blog: Sorry - we can't find that page
Or subscribe to our Quirks podcast: Home | Quirks & Quarks with Bob McDonald | CBC Radio

  
NosyNed
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Message 80 of 115 (434086)
11-14-2007 11:41 AM


Quirks and Quarks, Nov 17 -- contrarian diet views
This Week on Quirks & Quarks:
Good Calories, Bad Calories.
What if every piece of medical advice you'd ever heard about food, dieting and exercise was fundamentally wrong? What if the solution to today's obesity epidemic was not to eat less and exercise more? What if butter and lard might actually save you from heart disease? Well, that's the premise at the heart of a controversial new book by science writer, Gary Taubes. He looks at the history of obesity research and public health, and finds a startling picture. He claims there's no proof that eating fatty foods has any relationship to obesity or heart disease, and that our current diet advice may actually be what's causing us to gain weight.
Plus - chocolate beer: how the Aztec's ancestors altered their alcohol ...
All this and more on Quirks & Quarks, Saturday right after the noon news on Radio One, or anytime on our web page.
Bob McDonald
Host
Don't forget to check out our new Quirks blog: Sorry - we can't find that page
Or subscribe to our Quirks podcast: Home | Quirks & Quarks with Bob McDonald | CBC Radio

  
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Message 82 of 115 (435513)
11-21-2007 10:56 AM
Reply to: Message 81 by molbiogirl
11-15-2007 1:27 AM


Q and Q Nov 24 Climate Change
Well, not me personally. I guess that was the plural you eh?
This Week on Quirks & Quarks we present:
"Canada 2050": A Quirks & Quarks Climate Change Special
Disappearing polar ice, melting permafrost, extreme weather events, raging forest fires, changing landscapes - the recent news on climate change has not been good. And some scientists say it will get much worse before it can get better. But what does it mean for Canada?
In this special full-edition report, Quirks & Quarks looks at Canada in the year 2050, and tries to imagine what effect climate change will have on our land, its people, its animals and plants, its biodiversity and its weather patterns. We'll speak with a dozen of Canada's leading climate experts, and get their predictions for all regions of the country in 2050.
That's Quirks & Quarks, Saturday right after the noon news on Radio One, or anytime on our web page.
Bob McDonald
Host
Don't forget to check out our new Quirks blog: Sorry - we can't find that page
Or subscribe to our Quirks podcast: Home | Quirks & Quarks with Bob McDonald | CBC Radio

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Message 83 of 115 (438802)
12-06-2007 10:46 AM


Q and Q 07 Dec 8 New Dino
This Week on Quirks & Quarks:
Dinosaur Roadkill.
Sometimes, even great scientists can miss the obvious. A hundred years ago, in the badlands of Alberta, there was a famous paleontologist hunting for dinosaur bones. One day, he went out, came across a skeleton sticking out of the rock, and decided it was too small and uninteresting to bother excavating. Almost a century later, a new group of scientists rediscovered the skeleton, pulled it out of the ground -and it turned out to be from a previously undiscovered species. It's larger and older than any of its known relatives, and fills an important gap in the fossil record. One man's roadkill is another's treasure.
Plus - Cosmic oddities: a super-duper nova, and a rocketing white dwarf.
All this and more, on Quirks & Quarks, Saturday right after the noon news on Radio One, or anytime on our web page.
Bob McDonald
Don't forget to check out our new Quirks blog: Sorry - we can't find that page
Or subscribe to our Quirks podcast: Home | Quirks & Quarks with Bob McDonald | CBC Radio

  
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