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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The Nature of Things Moose: A Year in the Life of a Twig Eater

At the best of times, the odds are stacked against the leggy 16-kilo moose calf surviving its first year, as normally less than 50 percent do, but now that number is sinking even lower. Moose populations across many parts of North America are in steep decline and scientists believe one big reason is that fewer moose calves are surviving their ...
  • 2015
  • 00:44:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/29/2015

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

The Nature of Things Myth or Science

Whether it's an urban myth, an old wives' tales, or a health headline offering the latest advice, how much stock can we put in all the different claims we hear? Do we really lose most of our heat through are heads? Does eating fast make you gain weight? From Winnipeg to Florida, from New York City to Vancouver, molecular biologist ...
  • 2011
  • 00:44:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Myth or Science: The Power of Poo

Dr. Jennifer Gardy lifts the lid on poop to discover if it’s myth or science that we’re flushing a valuable resource down the toilet. Every year, worldwide, we produce nine billion kilograms of the stuff — six metric tons each over our lifetime. From human poo to animal poo, researchers are embracing the brown stuff. They believe it’s scientific gold, ...
  • 2018
  • 00:45:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/17/2018

The Nature of Things Myth or Science: The Secrets of Our Senses

Join Dr. Jennifer Gardy on an international odyssey to understand how the senses really work. Although our senses are crucial to our survival, we actually know very little about them. But now there is a revolution going on. A new breed of scientists is conducting unique and sometimes bizarre experiments to trick our brain into revealing the secrets of our ...
  • 2017
  • 00:42:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/03/2017