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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Canadian Museum of Nature Clues to climate change in Arctic lakes and rivers

Biologist and diatom expert Paul Hamilton finds clues about climate change by studying tiny life forms in the Arctic’s lakes and rivers. Hamilton talks about his work examining microscopic life in the Arctic.
  • 2013
  • 00:02:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/18/2019

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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Li'l Doc Conjunctivitis

Why makes our eyes become red and swollen? Accompanied by her chameleon Geeko, Li'l Doc shows us how the eye’s transparent membrane, the conjunctiva, can become irritated or infected by germs.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:30
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/09/2020

Li'l Doc Constipation

Do you get enough fibre in your diet? Li'l Doc and Geeko explain how the digestive system works and the unpleasant effects you may feel when it goes off-kilter. 
  • 2019
  • 00:02:30
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/06/2020

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

Li'l Doc Cystic fibrosis

Li'l Doc and Geeko explain how a virus that makes our mucous thick and sticky can also make our respiratory and digestive systems very weak.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/22/2020

Canadian Museum of Nature Danielle Fraser, paleontologist studying early mammals

Danielle Fraser is starting her career as a scientist. As a child she loved horses and nature, and as she moved along in her studies she got interested in studying fossils and mammal evolution.
  • 2018
  • 00:01:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2020