National Geographic Documentaries Venom: Nature's Killer

What they lack in terms of speed, strength and size, some of the world’s deadliest predators make up for with chemical weapons. They are the venomous creatures of the world, and they may kill 100,000 people a year. Snakes, spiders, snails and even jellyfish wield chemicals that can scramble your brain signals, paralyze your muscles, shred your blood cells and ...
  • 2010
  • 00:52:37
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/16/2015

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News in Review - October 2004 Video Games: Can Some Cause Violence?

Can playing violent video games cause some teenagers to become killers? Canadian Denise Deneau says she knows it can. Deneau was driving through Tennessee with her cousin Aaron Hamel when he was shot and killed by two teenage boys. The teenagers said they had been inspired to shoot at passing cars after playing a violent video game. In this story ...
  • 2004
  • 00:14:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2004

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The National ViewPoint | Self-driving cars and moral dilemmas

Self-driving cars must be programmed to consider moral dilemmas, reports technology futurist and researcher Jesse Hirsh. These robots on wheels will doubtlessly face scenarios where human life will be at risk, so among other considerations, Jesse argues that car companies will need to allow transparency around programming cars for moral decisions.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/28/2017

The National ViewPoint | The reality of Canadian startups

Technology futurist Jesse Hirsh says it's time to stop incubating dreams of startups that want to sell to big companies and start rewarding startups that want to stay in Canada.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/01/2017

News in Review - February 2007 Visiting Second Life's Virtual World

Second Life is an online 3-D digital world that is created by the people who sign up for it. It's also a really big business. Its more than two million residents can buy everything from virtual land to virtual running shoes. In this News in Review story we'll examine why Second Life is so popular. We'll also create an avatar ...
  • 2007
  • 00:11:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2007

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The Nature of Things Vital Bonds

Take a fascinating journey inside the evolving science of transplants, where breakthrough discoveries are tackling the organ shortage and transforming the future of medicine. We’ve all heard about the crisis in organ donation. In Canada, for example, one in four on the lung waitlist die waiting. But there is hope: transplant medicine is in the midst of a quiet revolution. ...
  • 2016
  • 00:44:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/18/2017

Refer-O-scope Voices (with English subtitles)

Sébastien hears voices that disrupt his workday.
  • 2013
  • 00:02:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2015

The Nature of Things Walking with Ghosts

Predator biologist Elizabeth Hofer has been tracking the relationship between the elusive lynx and its prey, the snowshoe hare, for 18 years in the Yukon. Learn about the animals and the Kluane region of the boreal forest as the filmmakers traverse swamps and dense forests to record Hofer's endeavours to study the two animals. Lugging 28 kg of equipment through ...
  • 2004
  • 00:45:08
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Feature Film Walter & Tandoori's Xmas

It is just before Christmas in the village of Hart’s Landing and an ominous shadow threatens the tiny town. That's right, Bill Counter, a wealthy, unscrupulous businessman, is building a huge department store right in the middle of town. With a thousand tricks up his sleeve, nothing appears to be able to stop him. "Buy, Buy and Always Buy" seem ...
  • 2014
  • 01:17:25
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 11/10/2015

The Passionate Eye Wasted! The Story of Food Waste New

What if every time you opened your wallet, a third of your cash fell out – and you did nothing about it? Consider the fact that one-third of the food grown annually for human consumption is never eaten – for one reason or another, it ends up in the garbage. In the U.S., that’s $218 billion – or 1.3 billion ...
  • 2017
  • 01:26:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/17/2018