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The Nature of Things Equus: Story of the Horse — Chasing the Wind

In Episode 3 of Equus: The Story of the Horse, anthropologist turned filmmaker Niobe Thompson introduces viewers to some of the most fascinating and unlikely of the world’s 400 horse breeds. He meets the Yakutian, at home in the coldest inhabited place on Earth (Siberia). He meets the Arab, a spirited horse at home on the scorching sands of the ...
  • 2018
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/09/2018

The National Scientists develop patch to detect meat contaminated with E. coli

Scientists at McMaster University are developing a transparent patch to detect meat contaminated with E. coli.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/06/2018

News in Review - October 2018 Man-Made Extinction: Canada’s Disappearing Caribou Herds

Its image adorns our Canadian 25-cent coin — the magnificent Canadian caribou. It once roamed this country abundantly. Now the woodland caribou is listed as an at-risk species, and southern mountain caribou herds in B.C.'s Southern Interior are especially vulnerable. Although the causes of the decline are varied, it cannot be ignored that much of the blame is due to ...
  • 2018
  • 00:09:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2018

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The National Canada's falcon population back from brink of extinction

The peregrine falcon was once on the brink of extinction. Now, the bird is actually making a comeback thanks in large part to one Alberta man who not only helped the species recover, but has bred an industry in the process.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:30
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/10/2018

The Nature of Things Equus: Story of the Horse — First Riders

The domestication of the horse has been a mystery of science for generations. In Episode 2 of Equus, First Riders, anthropologist turned filmmaker Niobe Thompson travels to Kazakhstan to witness the groundbreaking discovery of a skeleton from the earliest culture ever to tame horses. In this episode, viewers get a set of genuine science scoops: we are the first to learn that ...
  • 2018
  • 00:45:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/01/2018

The Nature of Things Equus: Story of the Horse — Origins

We built the world around us with horsepower. But what is it that makes humans and horses so perfect for each other? The three-part series Equus takes viewers on an epic journey across three continents and back in time to the mysterious beginnings of the horse-human relationship. In Episode 1, we go back 45 million years to meet a tiny, ...
  • 2018
  • 00:44:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/01/2018

The National Right whale deaths due in part to abundance of food

Scientists were able to track the whales' movements, as well as the plankton they feed on, using little robots. Now their focus is on why the whales' food is suddenly so abundant in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and what role climate change has played.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:30
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/03/2018

The National California wildfires impact marine life

The Thomas wildfire in California that destroyed more than 1,000 structures late last year also affected marine life. CBC’s Kim Brunhuber looks at how the fires had an impact on life in the Pacific Ocean.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2018

The Nature of Things The Kingdom: How Fungi Made Our World

It was fungi that brought life back to Earth after the last mass extinction event and their untapped powers could help our species to survive on our increasingly poisoned, depleted and hotter planet. By looking at fungi in the context of evolution and natural history, scientists are making discoveries that will change our lives. Some fungi will save us, others ...
  • 2018
  • 00:45:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/17/2018

The Nature of Things Myth or Science: The Power of Poo

Dr. Jennifer Gardy lifts the lid on poop to discover if it’s myth or science that we’re flushing a valuable resource down the toilet. Every year, worldwide, we produce nine billion kilograms of the stuff — six metric tons each over our lifetime. From human poo to animal poo, researchers are embracing the brown stuff. They believe it’s scientific gold, ...
  • 2018
  • 00:45:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/17/2018

News in Review - January 2018 Facing Extinction: What’s Killing the Mysterious Right Whale?

2017 was the deadliest year on record for North American right whales since they became a protected species over 80 years ago. Through the summer, 15 right whales were discovered dead — most in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. This magnificent and mysterious animal is already facing extinction with fewer than 500 of the species left in the world. So ...
  • 2018
  • 00:11:33
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/26/2018

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The Nature of Things What Trees Talk About

This stunning documentary explores the secret life of trees, and how the world’s last great forest has the power to shape not only the lives of the plants and animals that live within it but our lives and life across the entire globe. Using a "science in action" approach, the film takes a fascinating journey into the heart of the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/11/2017

The Nature of Things White Wolves: Ghosts of the Arctic

At Canada’s northernmost edge lies a remote and barren wilderness, where few animals are tough enough to survive: Ellesmere Island. Ghosts of the Arctic follows a family of wolves as they struggle to raise their pups in this unforgiving environment. Set within a stunning landscape of snow-capped mountains and ice-locked fjords, this documentary offers a glimpse into a world that’s rarely been ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/24/2017

The Nature of Things Cracking Cancer

POG – Personalized OncoGenomics – is the subject of the gripping new documentary. With exclusive and rare access, Cracking Cancer follows a group of patients, all with incurable cancer, through the highly experimental clinical trial at the BC Cancer Agency, a trial that holds the promise of personalized cancer diagnosis and treatment.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/24/2017

Monster Fish Ancient Beast

Dr. Zeb Hogan travels to the American Midwest in search of the paddlefish, one of the largest, oldest and most bizarre-looking freshwater fish on the planet. Zeb teams up with biologists and conservation officers to better understand what’s causing the decline of this American behemoth and what’s being done to prevent it.
  • 2010
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/05/2017

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Monster Fish Giant Stingray

To catch a wild stingray, Zeb teams up with local expert Dr. Nantarika Chansue and a commercial fishing guide as they search central Thailand’s rivers and estuaries in search of this enigmatic bottom feeder. We document one of the world’s first field studies on this critically endangered population. Where do they hide? How big do they get? On camera, Zeb ...
  • 2009
  • 00:46:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/05/2017

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Monster Fish Sawfish

Zeb teams up with local scientist David Morgan and Jarlmadangah Rangers, a group of Indigenous Aboriginals, to catch and study the monstrous sawfish in the Fitzroy River in Northwest Australia. Zeb travels deep upstream into the desert, where freshwater pools hide huge predators like the saltwater crocodile and bull sharks. Zeb and the team follow the sawfish migration from the ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/05/2017

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Monster Fish Mongolian Terror Trout

His quest to find the world’s biggest trout, the Hucho taimen, will send Zeb on horseback into Mongolia’s Eg-Uur Valley to brave its frigid waters. These voracious fish are rumored to reach over six feet. But to find them, Zeb will have to locate one of their few remaining habitats.
  • 2009
  • 00:46:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/05/2017

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Monster Fish River Invasion

These are no ordinary fish: they are fish that fly. They jump 10 feet in the air, turning boat trips into boxing matches. They’re carp from Asia and they are popping up in America’s waterways like zombie attackers from a B-movie.
  • 2009
  • 00:46:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/05/2017

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National Geographic Documentaries When Continents Collide

Three million years ago, the rise of the Panamanian land bridge connected the American continents and unleashed an astonishing animal encounter. The emergence of the narrow, 400-mile-long Isthmus of Panama is one of the most important events in Earth’s history – and one of the least understood. In this show, we reveal the story of how the area comprising the ...
  • 2010
  • 00:45:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/29/2017

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Brain Games Battle of the Sexes

Why does it seem like men are from Mars and women are from Venus? How can men and women look at the same world and see completely different things? Or solve the same problem two completely different ways? And in a head-to-head matchup of sheer brainpower, who wins? This episode of Brain Games will reveal the surprising ways the male and female ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/29/2017

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We Are Canada We Are Canada, Episode 6

Putting seed production back in the hands of the small farmer; preserving the stories of residential school survivors; and building cameras for a new frontier of ocean discovery. In this episode: Adam Gobi, Jane Rabinowicz and Ry Moran.  
  • 2017
  • 00:44:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/25/2017

We Are Canada We Are Canada, Episode 4

Two serial entrepreneurs are bringing the farm to the city with economically sustainable rooftop greenhouses, an architectural design firm with a rebellious streak plots a revolution in city building, and a marine biologist is inspiring the next generation of ocean stewards by bringing school kids to the ocean floor. In this episode: Lauren Rathmell, Mohamed Hage, Alexander Josephson and Maeva ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/24/2017

Brain Games You Decide

Think you’re in charge of your own destiny? Do you believe the decisions you make are rational? Do you consider yourself good at weighing the options? Think again. This episode of Brain Games puts your decision-making process to the ultimate test with a series of fast-paced interactive games, surprising experiments, and a team of experts to prove that the decisions ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2017

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Brain Games It's About Time

It's what wakes you up in the morning, let's you know when your toast is ready, and gets you to work. Its the slim margin between winning a gold or silver medal and can be the difference between disaster and a close call. For some it is measured in eons. For others, just seconds. Of course we're talking about time. ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2017

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