None of the Above The Big Bangs

Tim shows how a glass droplet becomes a grenade and appears to magically transform zinc into gold.
  • 2014
  • 00:21:59
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/22/2015

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We are the Best The Cold Snap Pear from the Niagara Valley

Thanks to a group of researchers and producers from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., Canadians can now enjoy local pears all year round. Dr. Amy Bowen heads up the research on the Cold Snap pear at Vineland Growers' Co-operative. In this episode of We Are The Best, she explains to chef Ricardo Larrivée how this Canadian invention was developed, and makes her pitch for ...
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/03/2017

Mystery Manhunt The Daredevil

The team hunt for a female who looks like she's a ballet dancer. Their search takes them to the Washington Ballet, an elite gymnastics gym, a car crash test facility, a climbing rock face, a paragliding mountain and finally to the deserts and mountains of Moab. They come within a whisker of tracking down the target, but in this episode ...
  • 2011
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/27/2016

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How Human Are You? The Dating Game

When it comes to mating rituals, the animal kingdom has it all. Chimps pound their chests, alligators emit guttural groans, and elk pee on themselves. Humans, it turns out, are not all that different in displaying sex-related behaviours. And we conduct experiments to prove it. In examining courtship rituals, we find that playing footsie is as common among people as ...
  • 2013
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/03/2016

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The Nature of Things The Equalizer Classroom Favourites

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