The Nature of Things One Ocean: The Birth of an Ocean

More than four billion years ago, the most important event in Earth’s history took place — the ocean was born. It completely transformed the planet, creating a watery oasis that gave rise to the air we breathe, our climate, and a stunning array of life, including the critical species that first crawled out of the sea to inhabit land. The ...
  • 2009
  • 00:43:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Canadian Museum of Nature Paula Piilonen, mineralogist

Meet Paula Piilonen, head of mineralogy at the Canadian Museum of Nature and president of the Mineralogical Association of Canada. Learn about the importance of minerals and studying geology. Paula was part of the scientific team on the Canada C3 expedition for Canada 150.
  • 2018
  • 00:01:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2020

CBC News Pennsylvania's Shale Gas: Environmental Costs (Part 3 of 3)

The shale gas boom may have delivered fiscal salvation to Pennsylvania's sagging economy, but many residents say the cost has been too high. For some the environmental fallout cannot be paid for at any price. In the third of a three-part series, reporter Jennifer Choi takes a closer look at fracking in Pennsylvania.
  • 2013
  • 00:03:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/02/2015

The Nature of Things Planet Hunters

For millennia humans studying the stars had no idea if there were any other planets outside our solar system, let alone ones similar enough to ours to sustain life. The first extra-solar planet – or exoplanet – was only discovered in 1995.  Now, a new space-based telescope has discovered thousands more, and some of them may be just like Earth. ...
  • 2012
  • 00:44:36
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Playing God with Planet Earth

It may sound like a sci-fi movie — scientists mimic the effects of a volcanic explosion in a desperate bid to reverse global warming — but it's really happening. As this Doc Zone program reveals, scientists are experimenting with radical schemes to cool the planet. Could these remedies be a form of technological suicide?Salting the ocean with iron dust to trigger plankton ...
  • 2010
  • 00:43:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Our Vancouver Pluto We Hardly Knew Ye

New detailed photos show mountain peaks and other formations on Pluto's surface.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:35
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/13/2015

Canadian Museum of Nature Preparing a dinosaur for display New

Ever wonder what it takes to put a dinosaur fossil on display? It starts with removing the fossil matrix from the field, a plaster jacket, and then delicate, patient extraction. Fossil preparation 101 — check it out!
  • 2019
  • 00:02:49
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/03/2020

Canadian Museum of Nature Puijila, the “walking” seal

A Canadian Museum of Nature scientist discovers evolutionary evidence of a mammal transforming to “return” to the sea. An amazing fossil from the Arctic of 20 million years ago, Puijila darwini is a land animal that links to the origin of seals.
  • 2009
  • 00:04:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/18/2019

CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary Quake Hunters

The Monster Subduction Earthquake: the foundation for this belief is revealed in a ghost forest of dead cedars in Washington State, the destruction of which coincided with a devastating tidal wave upon Japan three hundred years ago. This program shows how scientists, engineers and emergency planners are investigating ways to survive this imminent disaster.
  • 1998
  • 00:44:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - March 1992 Roberta Bondar: A Canadian in Space

Dan Bjarnason takes us to Cape Canaveral for the launch of Canada's second astronaut in space and reviews Dr. Bondar's professional achievements.
  • 1992
  • 00:10:54
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/15/1992

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