The Nature of Things Allergies: Nothing to Sneeze At

Allergies, the result of an auto-immune condition caused by a defective gene, cost North America's health care systems billions of dollars annually. This program examines research in genetic engineering and molecular biology that may point to the possible cause and cure of allergies. It also profiles a patient who has been forced to live in virtual isolation in order to ...
  • 1994
  • 00:45:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Monster Fish Alligator Gar

In this episode, we follow Zeb as he goes in search of one of North America’s most misunderstood monster fish: the alligator gar. These bizarre creatures reach lengths of 10 feet and have a mouthful of razor–sharp teeth.
  • 2010
  • 00:47:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/11/2016

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The Nature of Things Alternative Medicine: Teaching New Doctors Old Tricks

A look at alternative medicine. Interviews with Dr. Bruce Pomeranz of the University of Toronto, Dr. Jock Murray (former dean of the Dalhousie Medical School), Dr. Herbert Benson of the Mind-Body Institute of Harvard, Margaret Naeser of the VA Hospital in Boston, Eileen Stewart of a cardiac rehabilitation program, Dr. Bala Manyam (professor of neurology in Illinois), Dr. David Taylor-Reilly ...
  • 1995
  • 00:46:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/10/2014

The Nature of Things Amanda's Choice

As the story unfolds, Amanda witnesses the rapid decline of her mother, Susan, who is only 39 years of age. Fearing she could meet the same fate within 15 to 20 years, Amanda faces the wrenching dilemma when offered a gene test that can conclusively determine her own destiny. New treatments and preventative measures are explored offering hope for Alzheimer's ...
  • 2001
  • 00:53:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National An Internet free from corporate greed

NYCMesh is a group dedicated to establishing an Internet free from corporate dominance in New York, but can they realistically stand up to the big Internet service providers? Its members set up antennas on rooftops around the city to create a spider web of connections. CBC News got a look at how the underground network is building its own Internet.
  • 2018
  • 00:06:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/12/2018

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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Quirks & Quarks Ancient Plague Identified

Eight hundred years before the notorious Black Death plague, another pandemic devastated Europe. The Justinian plague wiped out up to half the population and is thought to have contributed to the fall of the Roman Empire. But not that much had been known about it — until now. Dr. Hendrik Poinar, an evolutionary geneticist at McMaster University, analysed the teeth ...
  • 2014
  • 00:08:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/06/2014

The Passionate Eye Angela's Journey

Angela Vecchio-Ozmon is bright, attractive, likeable and the young mother of two small children. She also has terminal breast cancer. But rather than retreat into privacy, she chose to be candid and open, and revealed everything she experienced in her battle with the disease. This extraordinary documentary follows Angela as she visits her cancer specialist, explores treatment options, and deals ...
  • 2003
  • 00:50:09
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Brain Games Anger

What makes you angry? Is it that woman texting in traffic? What about that kid who screwed up your coffee order? Or perhaps it's that email from your boss? Whether it's full blown road rage or just the constant frustration at life's little inconveniences, we all feel a little bit of anger every day. But what if getting angry in ...
  • 2014
  • 00:21:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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Our Vancouver Antarctic Ice Shelf Disappearing

How the demise of a 10,000-year-old ice shelf will cause the sea to rise.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:38
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/25/2015