Découverte Cancer: A Revolution is Coming (Part 2 of 2)

More than a third of us will suffer from it; one fourth will die of it. Cancer is the number one killer in Canada. However, our understanding of cancer has evolved dramatically over the past ten years. High performance tools now permit researchers to have a clearer view of cancer and its causes. No other illness has been as studied. ...
  • 2009
  • 00:38:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/02/2013

The Nature of Things Carpe Diem: A Fishy Tale Classroom Favourites

North America is under attack by a relentless aquatic invader. Accidentally released into the Mississippi River 30 years ago, the Asian Carp have been heading north ever since. Famous for their insatiable hunger and their Olympic high jumping, Asian Carp are now only 100 kilometers south of Lake Michigan. Carpe Diem: A Fishy Tale will take viewers on an enlightening ...
  • 2013
  • 00:44:24
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/03/2014

The Nature of Things Changing Your Mind

This program is a fascinating follow-up to the recent bestselling documentary, The Brain that Changes Itself. Once again, Toronto psychiatrist and researcher Dr. Norman Doidge showcases some very compelling neurological cases to illustrate how the changing brain plays an important role in treating mental diseases and disorders. This time he explores the latest research that offers hope to those suffering ...
  • 2010
  • 00:44:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - March 2001 Cloning Human Embryos: Ethical Quandary

Britain and other governments have recently taken the controversial step of allowing scientists to clone human embryos for medical research. As has occurred in many countries, an ethical debate on human cloning and its related issues has raged in Canada for a number of years since the technology to do so has become more of a reality. Canada, however, has ...
  • 2001
  • 00:11:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2001

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Brain Games Compassion

This is a show about your brain and compassion. Through a series of interactive games and experiments, we'll explore your brain's capacity for compassion and question the motives behind both your selfless and selfish acts. And if you play along you'll discover if you're really born naughty, or nice. So get ready to empathize on Brain Games.
  • 2014
  • 00:21:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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The Nature of Things Conversations with Dolphins Classroom Favourites

What kind of intelligence is behind dolphin communication, and will humans one day be able to have a conversation with them? Scientists around the world are asking themselves the same questions. Over the decades the focus on dolphin research has changed from asking “how intelligent are dolphins?” to “how are dolphins intelligent?”
  • 2016
  • 00:43:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2017

Quirks & Quarks Cows Give Daughters More Milk

Many human parents try hard to treat their sons and daughters equally. But when it comes to making milk, many mammals can be a bit unfair. Cows, for example, make significantly more milk for their daughters than their sons. Dr. Katie Hinde, an evolutionary biologist at Harvard University, discovered this, when she and her colleagues examined millions of dairy records. ...
  • 2014
  • 00:08:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/06/2014

The Nature of Things Cracking Cancer

POG – Personalized OncoGenomics – is the subject of the gripping new documentary. With exclusive and rare access, Cracking Cancer follows a group of patients, all with incurable cancer, through the highly experimental clinical trial at the BC Cancer Agency, a trial that holds the promise of personalized cancer diagnosis and treatment.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/24/2017

Inside Nature's Giants Crocodile

Veterinary scientist Mark Evans joins experts in anatomy, evolution and behaviour in a bid to get under the skin of the crocodile. Meanwhile, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins explains how little the crocodile has changed since the age of the dinosaurs. The team uncovers the crocodile's incredible jaw muscles, as biologist Simon Watt travels to Florida to test the huge strength of ...
  • 2009
  • 00:46:54
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 05/12/2017

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Monster Fish Danger Down Under

The Murray cod can grow up to six feet long, weigh more than 250 pounds and is rumoured to eat everything from birds and snakes to possums – even its own kind. But humans have been encroaching on the cod’s river system, and now its population is under threat. Zeb travels to Australia to find out if this giant still ...
  • 2010
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/11/2016

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