The Nature of Things Antibiotics: Growing Resistance

Researchers are concerned that certain diseases may have evolved into meaner, drug-resistant forms. Antibiotics: Growing Resistance explains how antibiotics work and why bacteria become immune to them. It also shows how the transmission of bacteria in high-risk areas such as hospitals and day care centres can be reduced. Doctors and researchers discuss the problems associated with over-prescribing and they stress the importance ...
  • 1996
  • 00:45:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Do or Die Antler Assault

In this episode of Do or Die, fight for your life when an aggressive stag corners you in the park and think fast when a giant glacier cracks and falls, sending a deadly wall of water rushing toward your boat. You never know when you’ll have to make a Do or Die decision. Are you ready?
  • 2013
  • 00:21:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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1000 Days for the Planet Anuta, Hidden Paradise

Far off in the South Pacific is a tiny island: Anuta. It may be the most remote inhabited island on the planet. To survive, islanders have had to make careful use of any and every resource in their environment. The crew of Sedna IV is offered the rare privilege of sharing the daily lives of this unique community, welcomed into ...
  • 2014
  • 00:42:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/16/2015

CBC News Aphasia: Struggling for Understanding

What if your ability to speak or understand speech was taken away with no warning and you struggled to find words that just won't come? This is what happens to people with aphasia, which occurs when the language centres of the brain are damaged by stroke or brain injury. While it affects more than 100,000 Canadians, many people have never ...
  • 2008
  • 00:14:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2013

The Nature of Things Apocalypse Cow: The Mad Cow Story

A cautionary two-part tale about mad cow disease from how it began as a brain disorder of cattle to how it jumped to humans. The show maps the origin of the disease from when it first appeared in cattle in Britain in the 1980s to becoming an epidemic that has reached 80 countries and infected hundreds of people. Part One, ...
  • 2004
  • 01:30:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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

Survive the Tribe Arctic Endurance

In one of the most extreme and frozen places on Earth, Hazen attempts to master the skills that have allowed the Inuit to survive in Arctic Canada for thousands of years. As he battles sub-zero temperatures, Hazen must prove himself by mastering a dog sled team and honing his igloo-building skills before he can join an elite Inuit hunter to ...
  • 2014
  • 00:44:00
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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The Nature of Things Arctic Meltdown: A Changing World (Part 1 of 3)

In Episode 1 of the Arctic Meltdown series, we see the changes that are upsetting the scientific predictions of the impact of climate change on the Arctic. Now, one sobering forecast is that the Arctic Ocean will be seasonally ice free by the summer of 2013. This possibility is what drives environmentalists to identify ways to minimize the changes affecting ...
  • 2009
  • 00:44:38
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Arctic Meltdown: Adapting to Change (Part 3 of 3)

Episode 3 of the Arctic Meltdown series from The Nature of Things tracks two different Arctics — one that is the storybook land of ice, snow and polar bears and the other that is covered with petroleum plants and pipelines carrying fossil fuels. Bylot Island is a national park and for 20 years a team of Canadian scientists have come ...
  • 2009
  • 00:44:26
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Arctic Meltdown: The Arctic Passages (Part 2 of 3)

Episode 2 of the Arctic Meltdown series explores the Northwest Passage and how these dangerous waters are suddenly becoming accessible to businesses and shipping. Ports like Churchill, Manitoba and Murmansk, Russia expect to see business grow in years to come. Until recently, only a few ships braved travel through these ice-strewn waters. More and more ships cross these seas each ...
  • 2009
  • 00:43:18
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013