The Nature of Things Be Afraid: The Science of Fear

Why do some people seek out terrifying experiences while others avoid fear at all costs? Why does fear spur some to fight and leave others frozen? Although the emotion of fear is as old as life itself, scientists are asking new questions and getting new answers about how our brains process it.
  • 2019
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/15/2020

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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Babies: Their Wonderful World Becoming Independent

The final episode investigates the latest research into how we become independent. The show looks at the huge transition babies make as they learn to crawl. New research suggests that crawling triggers a new understanding about the world and its hazards. Professor Elisabeth Hill tests newly crawling babies with a visual cliff – an optical illusion made of perspex that ...
  • 2018
  • 00:50:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/10/2020

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Babies: Their Wonderful World Becoming Social

Episode two looks at the latest research into how we build social relationships. The team set up a series of experiments about how babies become social and learn to relate to the people around them. Starting with a fundamental question – how do we make our very earliest connections with others? Do we have to learn or are we programmed ...
  • 2018
  • 00:50:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/09/2020

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Babies: Their Wonderful World Becoming You

Episode one investigates the latest research into what makes us individuals. It begins with an experiment that looks at temperament. Scientists think that personality is shaped by our basic temperament; how we react to situations. In the lab, Dr Emily Jones finds out if it is possible to spot a baby's temperament at just six months old. She identifies three ...
  • 2018
  • 00:50:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/09/2020

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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

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

Canadian Museum of Nature Biologist Jacqueline Madill shares her passion for studying aquatic life

Jacqueline Madill has more than 40 years’ experience as a biologist and is passionate about her work studying aquatic life. She shared her journey as a scientist at a presentation for “Ignite”, a fast format for sharing stories.
  • 2018
  • 00:06:36
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/10/2020

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