Quirks and Quarks Segmented Show from CBC Radio

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CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks covers the quirks of the expanding universe to the quarks within a single atom... and everything in between.

Some oak and beech species do not drop their leaves in autumn

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Why efforts to monitor Ontario wolves face opposition
Beetles are shrinking because of climate change
Scientists can predict who your friends are by scanning your brain
This new blood test will revolutionize how we screen for Alzheimer’s
Some species like oak and beech keep their leaves longer over winter in order to provide nutrients and trap water
There is conflict between conservationists and hunters and trappers over how to protect this population in Ontario.
Scientists can predict who your friends are by scanning your brain
Could lasers be the solution to all the junk cluttering up space
Beetles are shrinking because of climate change
This new blood test will revolutionize how we screen for Alzheimer’s
According to a new study, it's not just coughing and sneezing. Sick people can spread the flu virus just by breathing as tiny particles containing flu virus are expelled from the lungs.
Slowing climate warming by geoengineering - creating reflective clouds high in the atmosphere - might work. But if we ever stop the geoengineering process then all the climate change it prevents will happen suddenly, which could be a disaster for ecosystems.
Scientists have discovered that our eardrums move slightly within our head in response to signals from the visual system.
A new book by Canadian science writer Alana Mitchell called "Spinning Magnets" looks at the science of the Earth's magnetic field, and the disaster that could strike when the magnetic field spontaneously and naturally flips upside down.
On the African savannah, Cheetahs chase impala and lions chase zebra, and researchers have been breaking down these chases to understand just what kind of athletic demands are being made in this race for life.
Quirks Question of the week. Feathers keep a duck's body warm, but what happens to it's bare and unprotected feet?
What happens to the DNA of an organ donor inside the body of the recipient?
Why taking ibuprofen pain relievers every day may impair fertility in men