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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Episodes

The Nature of Things Myth or Science: The Secrets of Our Senses New

Join Dr. Jennifer Gardy on an international odyssey to understand how the senses really work. Although our senses are crucial to our survival, we actually know very little about them. But now there is a revolution going on. A new breed of scientists is conducting unique and sometimes bizarre experiments to trick our brain into revealing the secrets of our ...
  • 2017
  • 00:42:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/03/2017

The Nature of Things The Great Wild Indoors New

Welcome to the indoor biome: a world of insects and arachnids as rich, as surprising and as beautiful as any other ecosystem. No matter how clean or tidy we may be, our living spaces teem with wild life. A team of young entomologists from the U.S. join two Canadian scientists for a curious kind of fieldwork: entering a home to ...
  • 2017
  • 00:43:48
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/01/2017

The Nature of Things Body Language Decoded New

Take a journey deep inside the intriguing world of non-verbal communication. As human beings, our bodies communicate our inner emotions and feelings in ways that can often be easily seen by others, but at other times, are barely visible. On every continent and in every ethnicity, expressions of emotions such as happiness, surprise, anger and fear are universally recognized. These ...
  • 2017
  • 00:43:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/01/2017

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 ...
  • 2016
  • 00:43:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/31/2017

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.
  • 2016
  • 00:43:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/31/2017

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.
  • 2016
  • 00:43:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2017

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.
  • 2017
  • 00:43:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2017

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 ...
  • 2017
  • 00:43:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2017

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 ...
  • 2016
  • 00:44:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/18/2017

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. ...
  • 2016
  • 00:44:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/18/2017