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Every year, athletes keep going higher, farther and faster, shattering previous world records and setting new ones. But are today’s record holders really better than those of the past? Or do modern athletes get their edge from their high-tech gear? Top sports scientist Steve Haake sets off on a journey to investigate.
  • 2015
  • 00:43:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/25/2016

Découverte The First Canadians

On July 1, Canada will be celebrating its 150th anniversary. But in reality, our country has been inhabited for much longer… close to 15,000 years. Where did the first Canadians come from? How did they get here? And how did they use their ingenuity to adapt to this cold and unknown land? This documentary takes us across the country, tracing ...
  • 2017
  • 00:52:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/27/2017

Doc Zone The Great Food Revolution: Food of the Future (Part 4 of 4)

What will we be eating in the next five years? Pay a visit to the assembly lines of the world’s biggest food company, the cutting-edge kitchens of “molecular gastronomists” and laboratories where scientists cook up petri-dish steak. Provocative, edgy and even surreal, the finale of The Great Food Revolution series ventures into the great unknown to see the future of ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things The Great Human Odyssey, Episode 1: Rise of a Species

Discover how scientists are unlocking the mystery of our remarkable resilience: the “evolution of adaptability” in homo sapiens. Anthropologist and host Niobe Thompson confronts new climate research that shows our ancestors emerged in Africa just as global conditions went haywire, with volatility unprecedented since the extinction of the dinosaurs. Learn how our species faced near extinction, and then found a ...
  • 2015
  • 00:44:26
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/29/2015

The Nature of Things The Great Human Odyssey, Episode 2: The Adaptable Ape

We take our journey out of Africa for granted, but scientists have long wondered how early humans found a way through the greatest desert on Earth. In the second episode of his Great Human Odyssey series, anthropologist Niobe Thompson brings us inside new discoveries that finally explain this incredible achievement and prove our ancestors did it twice as early as scientists thought ...
  • 2015
  • 00:44:26
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/30/2015

The Nature of Things The Great Human Odyssey, Episode 3: Journey's End

The Great Human Odyssey series ends with a spectacular journey at sea, as anthropologist and host Niobe Thompson confronts one of the enduring mysteries of prehistory: how did our Stone Age ancestors settle lands across the ocean? Learn how new discoveries in the properties of early sailing vessels, experimental anthropology, and ancient DNA research are changing our understanding of the earliest ...
  • 2015
  • 00:44:27
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/30/2015

News in Review - March 2013 The Human Brain: Unravelling the Mysteries

This two‐part story looks at recent advancements in brain research. Canadian scientists are at the forefront of developments that focus on understanding what motivates human behaviour.
  • 2013
  • 00:16:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2013

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Eco-Engineering The Impossible Build

October 1989, San Francisco is hit with an earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter Scale. Fires rage in the city, bridges collapse and the World Series must halt. In Golden Gate Park, the historic Academy of Sciences is badly shaken. Structural damage forces one of the Academy’s buildings to shut down. The City of San Francisco and the museum curators ...
  • 2008
  • 00:47:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/20/2016

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Mystery Manhunt The Miracle Man

All the lip-reader can make out from the surveillance video is "the loop got pinched," but the team is able to identify a man in his late 40s or early 50s in the Southwest with a possible military connection. They also discover major trauma in his leg, elbow and ankle, along with a huge scar on his thigh. Dan suspects ...
  • 2011
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/29/2017

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The Nature of Things The Nano Revolution: More than Human (Part 2 of 3)

In the second part of this series from The Nature of Things, get a glimpse of nano devices that could deliver treatment directly to affected cells. In the case of cancer, destroying specific cells with fewer side effects. Medicine could evolve from treating disease to a practice that is predictive, personalized and pre-emptive. Discover a brave new medical future where permanent ...
  • 2011
  • 00:44:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013