The Nature of Things Equus: Story of the Horse — First Riders

The domestication of the horse has been a mystery of science for generations. In Episode 2 of Equus, First Riders, anthropologist turned filmmaker Niobe Thompson travels to Kazakhstan to witness the groundbreaking discovery of a skeleton from the earliest culture ever to tame horses. In this episode, viewers get a set of genuine science scoops: we are the first to learn that ...
  • 2018
  • 00:45:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/01/2018

The Nature of Things Equus: Story of the Horse — Origins

We built the world around us with horsepower. But what is it that makes humans and horses so perfect for each other? The three-part series Equus takes viewers on an epic journey across three continents and back in time to the mysterious beginnings of the horse-human relationship. In Episode 1, we go back 45 million years to meet a tiny, ...
  • 2018
  • 00:44:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/01/2018

Absolutely Maritimes Every Living Thing: Experiencing a Bioblitz

In this the United Nations Decade of Biodiversity (2011-2020), Every Living Thing follows a 20-year biodiversity research project to identify and catalogue as many species as possible in the province of New Brunswick, before human encroachment and climate change intensifies.
  • 2016
  • 00:43:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2016

CBC News Explainer: What's missing when we talk while wearing protective masks?

CBC News asked two experts what's lost from the human experience when one of our biggest tools of communication is eclipsed and muffled by cloth.
  • 2020
  • 00:05:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/07/2020

News in Review - December 1999 Extreme Sports: Tempting Fate?

Like most News in Review stories, this analysis of the phenomenon of proliferating and increasingly dangerous “sports” is much more than what first meets the eye. This is a story about human behaviour, human needs and contemporary social values. The story asks many fundamental questions: What is the nature of sport? When is the line crossed in terms of risk ...
  • 1999
  • 00:15:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1999

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News in Review - January 2018 Facing Extinction: What’s Killing the Mysterious Right Whale?

2017 was the deadliest year on record for North American right whales since they became a protected species over 80 years ago. Through the summer, 15 right whales were discovered dead — most in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. This magnificent and mysterious animal is already facing extinction with fewer than 500 of the species left in the world. So ...
  • 2018
  • 00:11:33
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/26/2018

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The National Field of Genes

The National takes a look at the promise and the peril of bioengineered food. Foods that we are eating are being genetically altered. Are these high tech foods safe? This documentary deals with the reality that more and more bio-engineered food is arriving in stores daily and consumers don't know what's been genetically altered and what's not. The issue of control ...
  • 1997
  • 00:45:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Alien Deep Fires of Creation

Dr. Robert Ballard is one of the world's most renowned ocean explorers, with such amazing finds as the Titanic, the battleship Bismarck and JFK's PT 109 to his name. But this time he is going on a journey like no other. He's going to make an underwater odyssey down the world's tallest mountain! No, it's not Everest at 29,000 ft. ...
  • 2012
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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The Nature of Things First Animals

For most of its existence, planet Earth has been a brutal, inhospitable, toxic nightmare, until a half billion years ago when – KABOOM! – life suddenly appeared. First Animals takes you back to the Cambrian Explosion through newly-discovered fossils that tell us more about our own origins. Renowned evolutionary biologist Maydianne Andrade is our guide, showing us how complex – and ...
  • 2019
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/17/2020

Brain Games Focus Pocus

Think your field of vision is really in focus, or that your brain is focusing on everything happening in front of you? Think you know exactly what is most important at any given moment? Think again. This episode of Brain Games puts your focus and attention to the ultimate test with a series of interactive games and fascinating experiments that reveal how ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/12/2017

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