Marketplace Dirty Hospitals

Erica Johnson puts hospital cleanliness to the test, and finds a mess that is making you sick. With hidden cameras, including Canada's first hidden camera glo gel test, insider interviews and expert opinions, Marketplace uncovers why people in Canadian hospitals are too often getting sicker instead of better.
  • 2012
  • 00:21:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National DNA and Cystic Fibrosis: 50 Years of Research

It's been 50 years since Cambridge scientists Francis Crick and Jim Watson unveiled the most important discovery of the 20th century: the basic structure of DNA. While it's true that their discovery opened up a world of understanding, what have we learned in that time? Has this discovery gotten us any closer to ridding humans of genetic disease? Two sisters ...
  • 2002
  • 00:12:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Quirks & Quarks Dogs Catch Cancer

Canine transmissible venereal tumor, or CTVT, is an unusual contagious cancer that affects dogs around the world. Live cancer cells are transmitted from dog to dog during mating. Dr. Elizabeth Murchison, a cancer geneticist at Cambridge University, has sequenced the genome of this cancer. The results suggest that it has survived continuously for 11,000 years. The genome also reveals a ...
  • 2014
  • 00:09:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2014

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

BBC Documentaries Earthflight

Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Revolutionary aerial techniques and state-of-the-art 3D cameras deliver the reality of flying right alongside birds as we join a variety of different species on their seasonal journeys. As we fly with the birds on their migrations, we discover the fascinating ...
  • 2016
  • 00:39:46
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/30/2019

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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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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

The Nature of Things Equus: Story of the Horse — Chasing the Wind

In Episode 3 of Equus: The Story of the Horse, anthropologist turned filmmaker Niobe Thompson introduces viewers to some of the most fascinating and unlikely of the world’s 400 horse breeds. He meets the Yakutian, at home in the coldest inhabited place on Earth (Siberia). He meets the Arab, a spirited horse at home on the scorching sands of the ...
  • 2018
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/09/2018