Wild Mississippi Deep Freeze

This blue-chip natural history special is the first of three episodes that take us on a wild journey down the Mississippi to reveal a river you only think you know. Beginning in the fall at the very head of the river, we follow its path to find hungry wolves, freezing bobcats, warring bald eagles, hapless porcupines and phantom owls that ...
  • 2011
  • 00:45:02
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/02/2016

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Li'l Doc Dengue fever

How can some mosquitoes make us sick when they bite us? Li'l Doc and Geeko have the answers!
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/15/2020

The Nature of Things Designing for Dignity: Engineering for Body Parts

The body is nature's work of art. It is no surprise then that providing replacement pieces for it requires both the talents of an artist and the skills of a surgeon. Ears made to order. Knee joints from an assembly line. Replacement heart valves grown from human cells in the laboratory. For people with damaged or missing body parts, new ...
  • 1999
  • 00:53:43
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Diabetes: Blood Sugar, Sweat and Tears

More than 70 years after the historic discovery of insulin, Canadian scientists continue to break new ground in the field of diabetes. Many have long claimed to be on the cusp of a cure but insulin remains the most accessible and widely used treatment. In this episode of The Nature of Things, David Suzuki explores the new therapies Canadian scientists ...
  • 1993
  • 00:46:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate Diagnosis Murder: Shaken Baby Syndrome

It's a scenario as horrifying as it is heartbreaking: a frustrated parent ... a baby that just won't stop crying ... and suddenly, what were tender, cradling arms become instruments of death. At least this is how Shaken Baby Syndrome has been characterized in countless court cases in recent years. But what are the scientific foundations of this diagnosis? "Diagnosis ...
  • 2012
  • 00:41:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Dinosaur Cold Case

"It looks so close to being freshly dead, I could almost hear in breathing." The accidental discovery in Alberta of one of the best-preserved dinosaurs ever opens a prehistoric cold case to uncover the secrets of its mysterious death.
  • 2020
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/14/2020

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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