The National What to know about the solar eclipse | Ask Bob

For the first time in 30 years, eclipse madness swept across the continent in summer 2017. Bob McDonald, host of CBC's Quirks & Quarks, talks about the history and science of this celestial spectacle. He also talks about why we don't have a better name for "the moon" or what might happen if a huge asteroid passed by the sun.
  • 2017
  • 00:19:48
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/15/2017

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

CBC News What we actually know about the coronavirus

Information about the coronavirus outbreak is spreading fast, but what do we actually know about the illness? CBC News medical contributor and family physician Dr. Peter Lin breaks down the facts about what it is, where it came from, how it spreads and what you can do to protect yourself.
  • 2020
  • 00:05:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/01/2020

The National What will our jobs look like when employers go droid?

Robots are getting smarter, and the consequences are becoming harder to predict. Who loses their jobs? Which industries are vulnerable? Kim Brunhuber explores the robot revolution.
  • 2019
  • 00:04:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/26/2019

Brain Games What You Don't Know

We all like to think we have a good grasp of the workings of the world around us, but do we? In this episode of Brain Games we explore how you might not be as smart as you think. Bet you could explain something as basic as how a zipper works? Or correctly draw something as simple as a bicycle? If you ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2017

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The National What you need to know about the federal carbon tax

The federal Liberal government will begin levying its carbon tax on greenhouse gas-emitting fuels today in the four provinces that have refused to take part in the pan-Canadian climate framework.
  • 2019
  • 00:04:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/02/2019

The National What you need to know if you e-transfer money

E-transfers are sent over a million times a day in Canada. Despite the popularity, an RBC customer says the money transferring system is not as safe as it advertises. She had $1,734 stolen during an e-transfer after a fraudster intercepted a transaction.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/23/2019

Brain Games What's Going On

Whether it’s remembering where you parked the car, or just finding the light switch in the morning, navigating your busy world can be tough. Luckily your brain has a built-in navigation system to help make sense of your surroundings. In fact, recent discoveries prove that the brain uses place cells and direction cells to help get us to where we’re ...
  • 2013
  • 00:21:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2017

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Venture What's in a Dot Com Name?

Just how difficult is it to come up with a catchy "dot com" name? It's not as easy as you may think. What's even harder is to find one that hasn't already been used. Venture looks at the tormenting task of naming a "dot com" that can somehow stand out from the crowd.
  • 2000
  • 00:11:12
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Project X What's to Eat?

This episode looks at what’s on the menu for people and animals. Dr. Fleck and grad student Marc Huot wing down to Chicago to try out "molecular gastronomy" at the renowned Moto Restaurant. Next Dr. Gardy explores a future when food is tailored to each person's unique genetic make-up. She also goes fishing in P.E.I. for blue mussels, the main ...
  • 2008
  • 00:22:38
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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