Quirks & Quarks Podcast
Join host Bob McDonald each week to find out the latest in science, technology, medicine and the environment. We cover every aspect of science, from the quirks of the expanding universe to the quarks within a single atom...and everything in between.
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Cow pies, scat, droppings, guano, dung, manure, night soil, poop, fecal matter, sh*t. Call it what you may, excrement plays a crucial role in evolution, culture and the environment.
Oldest Water May Be Clue to Life on Mars * Oldest Evidence of Human Hunting * Humans and Dogs Evolved together * Apps for Apes * Beetles Make Antifreeze
Today on the program, we look into a project called Apps for Apes that uses iPads to provide mental stimulation for bored orangutans, and which is teaching researchers about the brains of our ape cousins. Plus, we'll find out...
Scientists at more than 2 dozen zoos around the world, including the Toronto Zoo, have been using computer tablets to stimulate our bright orange primate cousins, the orangutans. And the orangutans have been loving it.
Bone Head Dinosaur Diversity * Using Elephants to Study Dinosaur Metabolism * Hairy Bat Tongues Lap Liquid * Compound Eye Camera * Bone Worm Devours Whale Skeletons * Seeing Faster than the Eye can Follow
Today, the animal world amazes, inspires, frightens and delights us. First up: new insights into small dinosaurs from a big bone, and experiments on elephants educate us about dinosaur exercise. Plus, a look at how a hairy tongue helps bats...
A new dome-headed dinosaur species, discovered in Alberta, gives insights into how many small dinosaurs roamed the badlands in the shadow of their giant cousins.
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