News in Review - October 2018 Man-Made Extinction: Canada's Disappearing Caribou Herds

Its image adorns our Canadian 25-cent coin — the magnificent Canadian caribou. It once roamed this country abundantly. Now the woodland caribou is listed as an at-risk species, and southern mountain caribou herds in B.C.'s Southern Interior are especially vulnerable. Although the causes of the decline are varied, it cannot be ignored that much of the blame is due to ...
  • 2018
  • 00:09:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2018

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The Nature of Things Me, My Brain and I

The program looks at general theories that explain how the brain works and, in particular, how the frontal lobes are involved in processing and interpreting information from the world around us. Previously, scientists believed that the frontal lobes served no real purpose. Now, a whole new picture is emerging. We see examples of how the frontal lobes are involved in ...
  • 2001
  • 00:53:44
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Li'l Doc Measles

Li'l Doc and Geeko show us how the human body fights off this very contagious virus that can settle in our airways.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:30
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/09/2020

Project X Memory

In this episode on memory, Dr. Gardy looks at how elite athletes perform dazzling feats, seemingly without effort. She joins a group of British "free runners," athletes performing the urban street stunts, to explore how muscle memory works. Dr. Fleck and grad student Marc Huot then unearth some surprising news in the classroom: students immediately forget 90% of information conveyed ...
  • 2008
  • 00:22:38
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Li'l Doc Meningitis

While Geeko pretends to have a bad headache, Li'l Doc introduces us to microbes that cause an inflammation of the meninges and brain.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:30
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/09/2020

The National Menstruation Suppression Debate

Menstruation suppression is becoming more common as more doctors tell their patients it's ok to skip your period. Doctors are just beginning to study the short-term effects of menstruation suppression on women's health. There is a pill now on the market in the US designed to help women suppress their period. Prescriptions for the drug are skyrocketing — and so ...
  • 2005
  • 00:18:23
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Li'l Doc Migraine

Why do people sometimes get a splitting headache? Li'l Doc and Geeko show us how blood vessels in the brain can sometimes cause us terrible pain.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/13/2020

Brain Games Mind Your Body

Your mind and body are connected in countless ways, and some are more mysterious than others. In this episode, you'll discover how your mind and body sometimes work together like the best of friends – and how they sometimes betray each other like the worst of enemies. You'll see two professional mixed marital arts fighters challenged like never before, and ...
  • 2014
  • 00:22:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/15/2016

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Brain Games Motion Commotion

Evolving in a world that was constantly moving, our brain had to develop a sophisticated sense of motion in order to survive. This episode of Brain Games stops to ask a deceptively simple question: what really is motion? We explore the science behind how our brain detects, interprets and reacts to motion, and you’ll see how easily this hard wiring ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/12/2017

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The Nature of Things Mysteries of the Animal Mind

Meet the researchers who are finding growing evidence of what animals may be thinking and feeling. Chimps who empathize, elephants who problem-solve, lemurs who count and more. Are these animals acting on instinct? Is it simply trial and error? Or is it something more? We may not be surprised to find out that chimps have similar thought and behavioral patterns ...
  • 2012
  • 00:44:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/13/2014

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