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

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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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

The National When Climate Change Hits Home

Lennox Island may be a canary in the coal mine when it comes to climate change. Rising sea levels, storm surges and coastal erosion threaten the very existence of the Mi'kmaq nation that calls the island home. This PEI Indigenous community is working hard to protect their land, homes, cultural artifacts, burial grounds and infrastructure.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:48
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/13/2017

National Geographic Documentaries When Continents Collide

Three million years ago, the rise of the Panamanian land bridge connected the American continents and unleashed an astonishing animal encounter. The emergence of the narrow, 400-mile-long Isthmus of Panama is one of the most important events in Earth’s history – and one of the least understood. In this show, we reveal the story of how the area comprising the ...
  • 2010
  • 00:45:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/29/2017

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Charly and Max get involved When eyes are bigger than the wallet

Max learns the hard way that managing a monthly budget requires discipline after he spends the money for the month at a restaurant.
  • 2014
  • 00:02:10
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/03/2014

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The Nature of Things When Is Enough, Enough?

Underneath one of the greatest freshwater deltas on earth is one of the richest oil deposits in the world. This documentary examines the world's limitless thirst for oil and how a small Cree band found itself in the fight of its life. World-renowned scientist David Schindler joins the band, casting a warning about the plunder of resources.
  • 2003
  • 00:44:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013