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 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

News in Review - March 2017 Roberta Bondar: Stellar Inspiration

​Twenty five years ago, Roberta Bondar blasted into history as the first Canadian woman in space. A research scientist in neurology, she used her education in the first International Microgravity Laboratory Mission on board Space Shuttle Discovery. Now, a quarter of a century later, she’s still flying high, reaching out to a younger generation to spark their curiosity in all things ...
  • 2017
  • 00:19:37
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/23/2017

CBC News Rosetta Spacecraft Reaches Comet

In August 2014, European spacecraft Rosetta became the first ever to catch up with a comet, a landmark stage in a decade-long space mission that scientists hope will help unlock some of the secrets of the solar system. The Rosetta will orbit Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, with a landing planned for November. CBC's science expert Bob McDonald explains the mission's objectives.
  • 2014
  • 00:06:10
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/22/2014

Wild Hawaii Secrets of the Deep

Hawaii was born of fire into a world of water that has become as unique and spectacular as the islands themselves. This world for the most part remains hidden, secreted beneath the waves. Here creatures great and small struggle to live, while battling the lava, currents and one another in an epic tale of survival.
  • 2013
  • 00:44:00
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/02/2016

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Our Vancouver Seeing a Solar System Die the First Time

Astronomers are fascinated by new images captured showing a solar system's demise.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:39
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 11/10/2015