News in Review - March 1999 Keeping Milk Safe: Canada Bans BST

In theory, governments are elected to act on behalf of their citizens and in the best interests of the majority. The legislative actions of governments, however, can be problematic. Whereas laws banning controversial substances intend to protect the interests of the majority, other parties in society may see them as detrimental to their interests. The banning of the use of ...
  • 1999
  • 00:13:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1999

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News in Review - February 2020 Killing Aspen: The Glyphosate Debate

Glyphosate is an herbicide which is marketed under the commercial name of Roundup. Originally created by the Monsanto Corporation, now owned by Bayer, it is the most widely used weed-killer in Canada. It’s sprayed on major food crops like corn, soy and wheat. It’s also widely used in forestry and land management, as it kills off undergrowth and larger trees ...
  • 2020
  • 00:11:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/28/2020

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The Nature of Things Kingdom of the Tide

From the untamed Pacific to the wild Bay of Fundy, Dr. Sarika Cullis-Suzuki embarks on a coast-to-coast adventure to discover the survival secrets of the creatures that inhabit Canada’s intertidal zones. Despite its beauty, this is one of the toughest environments on earth. Cullis-Suzuki reveals why the health of the world’s oceans is closely linked to the health of these intertidal ...
  • 2020
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/18/2020

Brain Games Language

Ever wondered if language might be more than just words? Or that language is the closest thing humans have to telepathy? Think you understand your own language? Think again. This episode of Brain Games puts your brain to the ultimate test with a series of interactive games and fascinating experiments that reveal you speak volumes every day – without saying a word. ...
  • 2014
  • 00:22:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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The Nature of Things Laughing and Crying

“Ha ha,” “hee hee,” “boo hoo,” “waaa, waaa”... the unmistakable sounds of laughing and crying are recognizable all over the world. They’re pillars of human communication, yet some researchers say that when it comes to studying human behaviour, there’s nothing as poorly understood as laughs and tears. Why did we develop these unusual vocal communication techniques? How uniquely human are ...
  • 2019
  • 00:44:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/13/2019

Brain Games Laws of Attraction

In this episode you’ll play along with interactive games that unlock the secrets to attraction, you’ll learn how your brain quickly calculates what’s attractive (or not), and you’ll discover how hidden formulas can predict whom you consider beautiful. You’ll journey into the secrets of long-term relationships, and you’ll play along and discover just what it is that attracts two people ...
  • 2013
  • 00:21:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/01/2016

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Canadian Museum of Nature Lemmings: The Arctic tundra's "lunch box"

Mammalogist Dr. Dominique Fauteux introduces lemmings – the tundra’s “lunch box”. These small Arctic rodents have an ecological footprint much bigger than their tiny size would suggest. Their population cycle has a great impact on their Arctic predators — from the Arctic fox and ermine, to the snowy owl and gyrfalcon. Video presentation partially in French with English subtitles.
  • 2019
  • 00:03:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/12/2019

Brain Games Liar, Liar

It's something you likely do every day. Whether it's telling a little white lie or a serious betrayal, your brain is built to know when tweaking the truth can be beneficial. Think about how many times you've told a lie to spare someone's feelings, or bent the truth to get out of plans. The truth is, we're all liars. In ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/11/2017

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Project X Light

In this episode, the Project X team explores and experiments with light. A look at light's basic properties, the light spectrum, colour perception and photosynthesis leads to an examination of the most cutting-edge light science on the planet. Dr. Gardy follows a Harvard genius works on slowing light down. Dr. Fleck and grad student Marc Huot discover the role invisible ...
  • 2008
  • 00:22:33
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Listening to Orcas

Since the 1960s, our knowledge of orcas has evolved. This whale species once feared as apex predators and “killers of the deep” are now seen as extraordinarily intelligent, emotional, and social animals. In this documentary from The Nature of Things, marine biologist Dr. Sarika Cullis-Suzuki meets up with some of the scientists who have transformed our awareness of orcas.
  • 2020
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/17/2020