Brain Games Don't Be Afraid

When it comes to fear, we are sometimes at the mercy of our brain. But would it surprise you to know that a healthy dose of fear is actually good for you? This episode of Brain Games reveals the science behind fear and surprise, and you’ll see how fear can give you a feeling of heightened ability, why you get that tingling ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2017

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The Nature of Things Dreams of the Future

We live in a world where technology is constantly changing, and keeping up with the latest everything can be a challenge. The Nature of Things asked Dr. Jennifer Gardy to explore current scientific research that will impact us all in the future. She travels from Toronto to Los Angeles, Tokyo, Munich and back to Vancouver exploring the brave new world of 3D ...
  • 2014
  • 00:43:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/04/2015

Quirks & Quarks Earliest Human Tooth Decay

The diet of hunter-gatherers living in Morocco, between 13,000 and 15,000 years ago, contributed to tooth decay. The remains of 52 individuals were studied, and all but three suffered from tooth decay. The research — led by Dr. Louise Humphrey from the Department of Earth Sciences at the Natural History Museum in London, England — found that a diet heavily ...
  • 2014
  • 00:07:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/12/2014

News in Review - December 2014 Ebola: A Deadly Virus Outbreak

Just the name Ebola strikes fear in people. This deadly virus took hold in West Africa in 2014, killing thousands of people. But in modern times, a disease doesn't stay in one place for long. This story looks at how Ebola has become a worldwide problem.
  • 2014
  • 00:18:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/17/2014

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Inside Nature's Giants Elephant

This program looks at how evolution has overcome the challenges of being as big as an elephant. Elephants feed on plants with very little nutritional value for 18 hours a day, so evolution has given them vast intestines as well as huge teeth and jaw muscles – and an equally gigantic head. But this produces another problem: how to reach ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:00
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 05/10/2017

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The Fifth Estate Elephants on Board: A Journey to Remember

In the zoo business, elephants are known as “charismatic mega fauna.” Plodding yet graceful, these beasts possess lethal power. It’s why they say that if you don’t have an elephant, you can’t call yourself a zoo. But two years ago, despite their huge popularity with the zoo-going public, three female elephants in Toronto faced eviction. The Toronto Zoo was forced ...
  • 2013
  • 00:41:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/14/2014

Absolutely Maritimes Every Living Thing: Experiencing a Bioblitz

In this the United Nations Decade of Biodiversity (2011-2020), Every Living Thing follows a 20-year biodiversity research project to identify and catalogue as many species as possible in the province of New Brunswick, before human encroachment and climate change intensifies.
  • 2016
  • 00:43:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2016

News in Review - December 1999 Extreme Sports: Tempting Fate?

Like most News in Review stories, this analysis of the phenomenon of proliferating and increasingly dangerous “sports” is much more than what first meets the eye. This is a story about human behaviour, human needs and contemporary social values. The story asks many fundamental questions: What is the nature of sport? When is the line crossed in terms of risk ...
  • 1999
  • 00:15:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1999

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News in Review - January 2018 Facing Extinction: What’s Killing the Mysterious Right Whale?

2017 was the deadliest year on record for North American right whales since they became a protected species over 80 years ago. Through the summer, 15 right whales were discovered dead — most in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. This magnificent and mysterious animal is already facing extinction with fewer than 500 of the species left in the world. So ...
  • 2018
  • 00:11:33
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/26/2018

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The National Field of Genes

The National takes a look at the promise and the peril of bioengineered food. Foods that we are eating are being genetically altered. Are these high tech foods safe? This documentary deals with the reality that more and more bio-engineered food is arriving in stores daily and consumers don't know what's been genetically altered and what's not. The issue of control ...
  • 1997
  • 00:45:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013