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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

Studio K Gary Wants to be a Meteorologist

When Gary the Unicorn grows up he wants to be a meteorologist, so who better than CBC Vancouver's Johanna Wagstaffe to share what the job is all about!
  • 2018
  • 00:01:52
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 11/08/2018

The National The growing influence of AI and technology

Artificial intelligence could eventually replace human relationships as AI is developed to understand people better than fellow humans. Author Yuval Noah Harari spoke to Rosemary Barton about how technology is influencing our daily lives.
  • 2018
  • 00:10:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/06/2018

The National Choosing death earlier than planned

A Nova Scotia woman who has chosen a medically assisted death says Canada's new law is too extreme and unfair. She says she's now forced to make the difficult choice to end her life earlier than she'd like.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/06/2018

The National Trans Mountain pipeline gets some environmentalists' support

They argue that if the project doesn't get built, the risk of moving oil via rail or ships is far worse than a pipeline.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/06/2018

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

The National Three First World War soldiers identified as Canadians

The remains of three Canadian soldiers who died fighting in northern France during the First World War have recently been identified. The three soldiers from Winnipeg fought in the Battle of Hill 70 in August 1917, the first major action to be led by a Canadian commander. Canadian forces suffered 9,200 casualties in the battle.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/06/2018

The National Scientists concerned Alzheimer's research will fail

A series of failed drug trials have experts fearing they may be back to square one when it comes to treating the disease.
  • 2018
  • 00:06:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2018

The National Rising sea levels will put U.S. homes at risk in near future

The Union of Concerned Scientists says more than 310,000 existing homes are projected to be at risk of flooding every two weeks by 2045. The National visited one coastal community to see how it's dealing with the problem.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2018

The National Experimental no longer: How immunotherapy is changing cancer treatment

Immunotherapy boosts the immune system or helps the immune system to find cancer and attack it.
  • 2018
  • 00:06:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2018

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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Découverte Face Transplant

Face Transplant chronicles an extraordinary surgical success story: the first complete face transplant ever performed in Canada. With just a 50 percent chance of success, medical teams spent 15 months planning every part of the 35-hour operation, consulting with experts, weighing the risks and searching for a donor. From research to recovery, Face Transplant offers viewers an inside look at this remarkable journey, ...
  • 2018
  • 00:49:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/11/2018

The National Smoke suffocates B.C., poses significant health risk

Health officials say even short exposure to the smoke can have wide-ranging effects: from headaches and dizziness to reduced birth weight for babies who are exposed while in the womb.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:16
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/11/2018

News in Review - October 2018 Extreme Weather 2018: Is this Climate Change?

Climate on this planet is always changing. Over hundreds of thousands of years there have been heating and cooling events, with at least five ice ages. Most of these variations can be attributed to Earth’s orbit, the sun’s radiation and the planet heating. However, since the 19th century scientists believe that the rapid heating of the earth is a result ...
  • 2018
  • 00:18:22
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/10/2018

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The National B.C. tourism industry hit hard by wildfires

B.C.'s tourism industry has been hit hard, but the threat of wildfires isn't the only reason: heavy smoke is making lots of potential tourists reconsider outdoor activities.
  • 2018
  • 00:01:59
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/10/2018

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 Doctors want Canadians' medical records to be more accessible

Doctors want Canadians' medical records to be more accessible, via so-called patient portals. The online portal allows patients and authorized users to access their medical history — including blood tests, X-rays, scans and medications.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/12/2018

The National Canada to decrease carbon tax, angering environmental activists

Canadian industries hope the change will help keep them competitive abroad, but environmentalists see this as Trudeau pulling back from his commitment.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/12/2018

The National Archeologists find treasure in aftermath of Alberta fire

Archeologists have found a treasure trove of artifacts laid bare after a wildfire ravaged Waterton Lakes National Park in southern Alberta.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:42
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/12/2018

The National Girls shouldn't head soccer balls: study

Researchers looked at nearly 100 amateur players using a special MRI. They found damaged brain tissue was five times worse in female players.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:11
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/12/2018

The National Parenting in Canada: The struggle of surrogacy and in vitro fertilization

The National looks at the struggles prospective Canadian parents face with both options.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/12/2018

News in Review - September 2018 Destination Mars: Mock Survival Missions

Space exploration is preparing to head to Mars. NASA wants to send humans there by the 2030s. For anyone brave enough to sign on, the flight itself could take from six to nine months. To survive would be a challenge for humans as Mars lacks running water and breathable air. In order to prepare for the eventuality, a number of ...
  • 2018
  • 00:13:00
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/10/2018

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The National Carbon tax: What effect has it had on B.C.?

A federal carbon tax has been a hot topic for debate for many provinces that don't have one — but B.C. has for the last 10 years. The National looks at the effect B.C.'s carbon tax has had on the province.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/03/2018