The Nature of Things

The Nature of Things is one of the most successful series in the history of Canadian television. Hosted by the world-renowned geneticist and environmentalist David Suzuki, the influential program presents stories that are driven by a scientific understanding of the world. Stories full of adventure, drama and insight. The Nature of Things entertains and inspires audiences by engaging with the people and personalities behind the science. From the search for other life in the universe to the psychology of babies, from the furry animals that invade your backyard to the consequences of human progress, The Nature of Things throws open the door to the wonder and accomplishments of science.

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Destination Mars
  • 2016
  • 00:43:45
  • 13-14

The Nature of Things
Destination Mars New

The rush has begun to put humans on the red planet as soon as possible. Not only is there great interest from industrial titans like Elon Musk of SpaceX and Jeff Bezos of Amazon fame, but there are also specialists lecturing on mining Mars, corporate property rights and space law. There are discussions about “terraforming” Mars — making it a second ...
  • Added on: 01/31/2017
Think Like an Animal
  • 2016
  • 00:43:45
  • 13-14

The Nature of Things
Think Like an Animal New

How smart are animals? Traditionally, we’ve answered that question by comparing them to us. But this entertaining, thought-provoking documentary explores exciting new research and dispels old myths about how animals really think.
  • Added on: 01/31/2017
I Got Rhythm: The Science of Song
  • 2016
  • 00:43:45
  • 13-14

The Nature of Things
I Got Rhythm: The Science of Song New

Why do we sing? Are we hardwired for melodies? Scientists and musicians explore the many ways that music profoundly affects the human body, the brain and human emotions. It's one of the oldest forms of communication, and like language, music seems an essential tool employed by humans for multiple needs.
  • Added on: 01/30/2017
The Secret Life of Owls
  • 2017
  • 00:43:41
  • 13-14

The Nature of Things
The Secret Life of Owls New

This documentary is a unique window into the mysterious world of the great horned owl. Witness the bird-banding work of citizen scientists, the emergency rescue of orphaned owlets by one of the world's top raptor rehab centres, an infrared video shoot of a wild owl family, and other adventures with nature’s most fierce and formidable hunters.
  • Added on: 01/30/2017
PTSD: Beyond Trauma
  • 2017
  • 00:43:44
  • 13-14

The Nature of Things
PTSD: Beyond Trauma New

The image of the tormented veteran unable to transition from war zone to home front is well-known. But the focus on the military’s struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) obscures a simple reality: PTSD hits more civilians than soldiers, and more women than men. But when so many people experience sudden loss, near-death, violence and abuse, why are only some ...
  • Added on: 01/27/2017
The Brain's Way of Healing
  • 2016
  • 00:44:03
  • 13-14

The Nature of Things
The Brain's Way of Healing New

Seven years ago Dr. Norman Doidge introduced neuroplasticity to the world – the idea that our brains aren’t rigidly hardwired as was once believed, but that they can change, and can be rewired. Indeed, what is unique about the brain is that its circuits can, through mental experience and activity, form, unform and reform in new ways. In The Brain's Way ...
  • Added on: 01/18/2017
Vital Bonds
  • 2016
  • 00:44:04
  • 13-14

The Nature of Things
Vital Bonds New

Take a fascinating journey inside the evolving science of transplants, where breakthrough discoveries are tackling the organ shortage and transforming the future of medicine. We’ve all heard about the crisis in organ donation. In Canada, for example, one in four on the lung waitlist die waiting. But there is hope: transplant medicine is in the midst of a quiet revolution. ...
  • Added on: 01/18/2017
Running on Empty
  • 2016
  • 00:43:40
  • 13-14

The Nature of Things
Running on Empty New

Forget Disneyland, Silicon Valley and Hollywood. Get ready to see a very different California. A drought of historic proportions and the hottest year ever recorded have compelled California to impose unprecedented water consumption reductions. Where did all the water go? Who's fault is it? And what needs to change to save California from itself?
  • Added on: 01/16/2017
Conversations with Dolphins
  • 2016
  • 00:43:41
  • 13-14

The Nature of Things
Conversations with Dolphins New

What kind of intelligence is behind dolphin communication, and will humans one day be able to have a conversation with them? Scientists around the world are asking themselves the same questions. Over the decades the focus on dolphin research has changed from asking “how intelligent are dolphins?” to “how are dolphins intelligent?”
  • Added on: 01/04/2017
Pompeii's People
  • 2016
  • 00:43:37
  • 13-14

The Nature of Things
Pompeii's People

Buried under the ash of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, then forgotten for more than 1,500 years, ancient Pompeii’s new life began with its discovery in the 18th century. Since then, this vast city has been a subject of fascination for historians and archaeologists alike, a unique and fascinating window into Roman life, unlike anywhere else on earth. The fascination ...
  • Added on: 11/04/2016