News in Review - October 2015 ​Rhino Wars: Saving Africa's Gentle Giants

Despite surviving millions of years on this planet, the African Rhino could become extinct within the next 10 years. Sought after for the mythical properties of their horn, rhino poaching is as lucrative as drug dealing. The rhino kill rate has now surpassed the birth rate and conservationists are struggling to win this battle.
  • 2015
  • 00:15:36
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  • Added on: 10/14/2015

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News in Review - February 2018 ​Tomorrow’s Energy: The Race for Fusion Power

The production of electricity remains an expensive and often dirty industry. Just think of fossil fuels or nuclear reactors. But nuclear fusion may hold the key to the world’s energy problems.  It’s clean and sustainable. The only thing is, nobody’s been able to create it yet. So, the race is on. Frédéric Zalac of CBC/Radio-Canada's Découverte looks at companies in California and ...
  • 2018
  • 00:21:05
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  • Added on: 02/22/2018

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News in Review - March 2015 ​Vaccines: Pass or Fail?

Vaccines have long been hailed for preventing the spread of illness and reducing child mortality. But they have their detractors, too. In the case of the recent measles outbreak in North America, health officials blame the spread on a recent wave of so-called anti-vaxers. Is this a natural backlash to the flaws in vaccines or a trend that could have ...
  • 2015
  • 00:14:26
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  • Added on: 03/17/2015

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News in Review - April 2016 ​​Zika Virus: A World Health Emergency

Spread by warm-climate mosquitos, the Zika virus may cause more than a rash and fever. It may also cause birth defects in the children of infected mothers and could be linked to the mysterious Guillain-Barré disease. The World Health Organisation predicts this is a growing crisis with long-term implications for our health systems.
  • 2016
  • 00:20:07
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  • Added on: 04/18/2016

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