600 lb Goldfish
  • 2013
  • 00:44:02
  • 13-14

Monster Fish
600 lb Goldfish

It's a goldfish the size of a cow, growing up to 600 lbs and 10 feet long. Giant carp is the angler's Holy Grail – notoriously difficult to catch and living in just three Southeast Asian rivers. It's a bizarre monster with a huge head, big mouth and large shiny scales as big as a baby's hand. National Geographic Explorer ...
A Disease Called Pain
  • 2002
  • 00:45:07
  • 15-17

The Nature of Things
A Disease Called Pain

For a long time, it was misread as merely a symptom. It's only recently that chronic pain has been considered a complicated multi-dimensional illness. A Disease Called Pain examines four case studies that shows that chronic pain is a disease caused by abnormal changes in the brain and spinal cord and, if not properly treated at an early stage, can ...
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
A Look Back at Science and Health 2013
  • 2013
  • 00:18:01
  • 13-14

News in Review - December 2013
A Look Back at Science and Health 2013

The world of science and health in 2013 gave us a Canadian astronaut who became an international star, while rockets were launched to clean up debris in space. Meanwhile scientists debunked intelligence testing, declared climate change real, and grew meat in a test tube.
Accidental Genius
  • 2007
  • 00:47:10
  • 13-14

My Brilliant Brain
Accidental Genius

George Widener patiently writes down the dates for every Monday in the next 500 years – all 26,000 of them. An autistic savant, George possesses an ‘island of genius’ that enables him to do things an ordinary person would find impossible. To help unlock this enigma, George volunteers to undergo a brain scan – something most savants are too disabled ...
Algae, Fuel of the Future
  • 2011
  • 00:22:31
  • 9-12

Land and Sea
Algae, Fuel of the Future

Algae, Fuel of the Future is a half-hour documentary that reveals the global search underway to develop a renewable energy source from algae. The film explores the groundbreaking research being done by the National Research Council in Halifax, Nova Scotia and explains why algae fuel isn't that far-fetched. It could be a commercially viable option since the crude oil we currently ...
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
Alien Catfish
  • 2010
  • 00:47:02
  • 13-14

Monster Fish
Alien Catfish

Zeb travels to Spain in search of the invasive wels catfish – a monster fish capable of growing over eight feet long. Biologists fear this voracious predator could be destroying the local ecosystem.
Aliens of the Deep Sea
  • 2010
  • 00:44:10
  • 9-12

The Nature of Things
Aliens of the Deep Sea

The octopus is a close cousin of the oyster and snail. And yet, even by human standards the multi-limbed creature is considered highly intelligent. In this The Nature of Thingsdocumentary, scientists from around the world test the formidable brain-power of this brilliant creature and reveal some very human traits. The octopus exhibits curiosity, cognitive reasoning and abstract thinking. Just how has ...
  • Added on: 12/06/2013
Allergies: Nothing to Sneeze At
  • 1994
  • 00:45:48
  • 13-14

The Nature of Things
Allergies: Nothing to Sneeze At

Allergies, the result of an auto-immune condition caused by a defective gene, cost North America's health care systems billions of dollars annually. This program examines research in genetic engineering and molecular biology that may point to the possible cause and cure of allergies. It also profiles a patient who has been forced to live in virtual isolation in order to ...
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
Alligator Gar
  • 2010
  • 00:47:06
  • 13-14

Monster Fish
Alligator Gar

In this episode, we follow Zeb as he goes in search of one of North America’s most misunderstood monster fish: the alligator gar. These bizarre creatures reach lengths of 10 feet and have a mouthful of razor–sharp teeth.
Ancient Plague Identified
  • 2014
  • 00:08:10
  • 13-14

Quirks & Quarks
Ancient Plague Identified

Eight hundred years before the notorious Black Death plague, another pandemic devastated Europe. The Justinian plague wiped out up to half the population and is thought to have contributed to the fall of the Roman Empire. But not that much had been known about it — until now. Dr. Hendrik Poinar, an evolutionary geneticist at McMaster University, analysed the teeth ...
  • Added on: 02/06/2014