The National 'Extinction crisis' has scientists sounding the alarm over nature's rapid decline

Nature is in more trouble now than at any other time in human history, with extinction looming over one million species of plants and animals. That's according to a United Nations report on biodiversity that says humans are the main culprit in this rapid decline.
  • 2019
  • 00:01:50
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/23/2019

Monster Fish 600 lb Goldfish

It's a goldfish the size of a cow, growing up to 600 lbs and 10 feet long. Giant carp is the angler's Holy Grail – notoriously difficult to catch and living in just three Southeast Asian rivers. It's a bizarre monster with a huge head, big mouth and large shiny scales as big as a baby's hand. National Geographic Explorer ...
  • 2013
  • 00:44:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/08/2016

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The Nature of Things A Disease Called Pain

For a long time, it was misread as merely a symptom. It's only recently that chronic pain has been considered a complicated multi-dimensional illness. A Disease Called Pain examines four case studies that shows that chronic pain is a disease caused by abnormal changes in the brain and spinal cord and, if not properly treated at an early stage, can ...
  • 2002
  • 00:45:07
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - December 2013 A Look Back at Science and Health 2013

The world of science and health in 2013 gave us a Canadian astronaut who became an international star, while rockets were launched to clean up debris in space. Meanwhile scientists debunked intelligence testing, declared climate change real, and grew meat in a test tube.
  • 2013
  • 00:18:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/06/2014

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My Brilliant Brain Accidental Genius

George Widener patiently writes down the dates for every Monday in the next 500 years – all 26,000 of them. An autistic savant, George possesses an ‘island of genius’ that enables him to do things an ordinary person would find impossible. To help unlock this enigma, George volunteers to undergo a brain scan – something most savants are too disabled ...
  • 2007
  • 00:47:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/27/2016

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The Nature of Things Aging in the Wild

Are the keys to healthy aging hiding in the DNA of animals? Go on a journey around the globe to meet the world's animal elders and discover their secrets to longevity.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/13/2019

Canadian Museum of Nature Algae in the ice and climate change New

Biologist Michel Poulin describes the importance of the “lungs of the ocean” – tiny algae and phytoplankton that drive the food chain in the Arctic.
  • 2019
  • 00:01:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/13/2019

Land and Sea Algae, Fuel of the Future

Algae, Fuel of the Future is a half-hour documentary that reveals the global search underway to develop a renewable energy source from algae. The film explores the groundbreaking research being done by the National Research Council in Halifax, Nova Scotia and explains why algae fuel isn't that far-fetched. It could be a commercially viable option since the crude oil we currently ...
  • 2011
  • 00:22:31
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Monster Fish Alien Catfish

Zeb travels to Spain in search of the invasive wels catfish – a monster fish capable of growing over eight feet long. Biologists fear this voracious predator could be destroying the local ecosystem.
  • 2010
  • 00:47:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/11/2016

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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