The Nature of Things Remarkable Rabbits

They are adorable and live on almost every continent, but they rarely get the respect they deserve. Rabbits and hares are far more fascinating than you ever imagined.
  • 2019
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/12/2019

Brain Games Retrain Your Brain

Are you stuck with the brain you're born with, or can you improve it? It's easy to upgrade the electronic devices you rely on every day; can you do the same with your brain? The answer might surprise you. This episode of Brain Games puts your brain to the ultimate test with a series of interactive games and fascinating experiments that reveal ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/22/2016

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The Nature of Things Return of the Prairie Bandit

The black-footed ferret lives on a single diet: prairie dogs. But when the ubiquitous prairie dog was hunted and poisoned into near extinction, black-footed ferrets disappeared from prairie grasslands. For years, they survived in zoos only. The Nature of Things follows a painstaking and precarious project that attempts to re-introduce ferrets to their Saskatchewan home. The tiny population of returnees faces constant ...
  • 2011
  • 00:51:33
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Right whale deaths due in part to abundance of food

Scientists were able to track the whales' movements, as well as the plankton they feed on, using little robots. Now their focus is on why the whales' food is suddenly so abundant in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and what role climate change has played.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:30
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/03/2018

Animal Fight Club (Eng) Rumble in the USA

Rumble in The USA reveals what happens when America’s most iconic animals turn on their own kind and brings you closer than ever before to the toughest and meanest fights in the Wild West. In the freezing wilderness of Yellowstone National Park or under the blazing hot sun of the Sonoran Desert, wolf packs settle old scores, bison go head to ...
  • 2013
  • 00:44:02
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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The Nature of Things Safe Haven for Chimps

Chimpanzees are our closest living relatives, it’s a well-known fact. But what does that really mean? For many decades, it meant that chimpanzees were used as substitutes for humans in labs. Despite everything we've learned about their social intelligence, wide-ranging emotions, non-verbal communication and tool use, we've continued to subject chimps to medical research. This is the touching story of ...
  • 2015
  • 00:44:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/02/2015

Canadian Museum of Nature Santa’s (female) reindeer

Find out more about reindeer, a holiday icon. We all know about Santa’s reindeer, but science tells us that the animals that drive Santa’s amazing journey on Christmas Eve are in fact all female – antlers and all!
  • 2014
  • 00:01:51
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/10/2020

Animal Fight Club (Eng) Savanna Smackdown

Savanna Smackdown reveals what happens when Africa’s wildest animals turn on their own kind and brings you closer than ever before to the toughest and meanest fights on the savanna's unforgiving battleground. From a lion’s audacious challenge of authority, a hippo defending its harem to the death, to a giraffe using its neck to deliver one of nature’s most powerful slingshot ...
  • 2013
  • 00:44:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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The National Saving Winnipeg's urban forest

A triple threat of pests have put the trees in Winnipeg’s urban forest at risk. The city has implemented a pest control program to help ward off the Dutch elm disease, emerald ash borer and jumping tree lice that are decimating the forest. 
  • 2018
  • 00:02:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2018

The Nature of Things Science of the Senses: Sight

This episode takes viewers on a fascinating tour of our visual world, from the moment light enters our eyes, to the way this information is transformed into electrical impulses and decoded by our brain – the domain of "visual perception". Seeing takes an immense amount of brainpower, more than 65% of the brain's neural pathways. This massive machinery has been ...
  • 2008
  • 00:44:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013