Quirks & Quarks Bats Hunt Frogs by their Ripples

Frog-eating bats are using every possible cue to track frogs, right down to the ripples in the water made by the frog's movement when it calls.  Dr. Mike Ryan, a professor of zoology at the University of Texas, Austin and Research Associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, and his team — led by post-doctoral researcher Wouter Halfwerk ...
  • 2014
  • 00:11:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2014

Brain Games Battle of the Ages

It’s a fact of life. From the minute we were born, we’re all getting older. And while it’s long been believed that both your body and your brain deteriorate over time, recent studies show that may not always be the case. Some brain functions improve as we get older, while others don’t fully develop until later in life. In this ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2017

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Brain Games Battle of the Sexes

Why does it seem like men are from Mars and women are from Venus? How can men and women look at the same world and see completely different things? Or solve the same problem two completely different ways? And in a head-to-head matchup of sheer brainpower, who wins? This episode of Brain Games will reveal the surprising ways the male and female ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/29/2017

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Brain Games Battle of the Sexes 2

Girls and boys. Guys and gals. Ladies and Gentlemen. No matter how you say it, it all comes down to the same thing: Male and Female. In this episode the male brain and the female brain go head to head. We're going to pit teams of men and women against each other in a series of games and experiments designed ...
  • 2014
  • 00:22:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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Animal Fight Club (Eng) Beach Brawl

Beach Brawl sails around the world to reveal what happens when nature’s fiercest shore dwellers turn on their own kind and brings you closer than ever before to the toughest and meanest fights along the world’s coastlines. From the frozen barren land of the arctic, to the tropical waters of Indonesia, car-sized elephant seals lash out in the ultimate heavyweight fights, ...
  • 2013
  • 00:44:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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The Nature of Things Beetalker: The Secret World of Bees

This fascinating documentary explores the perfectly constructed, architecturally complex structure that has remained virtually unchanged for all of known time, the beehive. With the help of a high definition camera, viewers get up-close and personal with these industrious insects. Dr. Mark Winston of Simon Fraser University is attempting to solve the mystery of bee communication and behaviour by studying the ...
  • 2006
  • 00:44:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Quirks & Quarks Between Man and Beast: The Gorilla and the Victorians

Until about 150 years ago, the gorilla was considered a mythical beast. No European had ever seen one, and its very existence was only rumoured. All that changed, however, when a young, unknown French explorer named Paul du Chaillu turned up in London in 1861 with a load of gorilla skeletons and stuffed gorillas skins that he had collected in ...
  • 2014
  • 00:14:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2014

Inside Nature's Giants Big Cats

The experts dissect a lion and a tiger and travel to South Africa to see lions in the wild. From the outside, the lion and the tiger look very different, but once their skins are removed, even the experts find it hard to tell them apart. At a big cat rescue centre, biologist Simon Watt traces the evolutionary history of ...
  • 2010
  • 00:45:02
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/24/2016

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The Nature of Things Billion Dollar Caribou

Everyone has seen a woodland caribou on a quarter but very few of us have ever seen one in the wild. They’re known as the grey ghosts of the boreal forest. They move around in small groups and are notoriously hard to find. It’s even more difficult since their numbers are declining across the country, especially in Alberta, where prime ...
  • 2013
  • 00:44:36
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/26/2013

The Nature of Things Biomimicry: Learning From Nature

The two-part series Biomimicry: Learning From Nature is based on the acclaimed book Biomimicry, Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine Benyus. The biomimics’ goal is to find benign and sustainable ways to meet our needs for food, materials, medicine and energy. By beginning to learn from nature, biomimics are finding out that, in all her activities, nature creates conditions conducive to life. In answer ...
  • 2002
  • 01:46:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/13/2015