Brain Games What You Don't Know

We all like to think we have a good grasp of the workings of the world around us, but do we? In this episode of Brain Games we explore how you might not be as smart as you think. Bet you could explain something as basic as how a zipper works? Or correctly draw something as simple as a bicycle? If you ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2017

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Brain Games What's Going On

Whether it’s remembering where you parked the car, or just finding the light switch in the morning, navigating your busy world can be tough. Luckily your brain has a built-in navigation system to help make sense of your surroundings. In fact, recent discoveries prove that the brain uses place cells and direction cells to help get us to where we’re ...
  • 2013
  • 00:21:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2017

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Project X What's to Eat?

This episode looks at what’s on the menu for people and animals. Dr. Fleck and grad student Marc Huot wing down to Chicago to try out "molecular gastronomy" at the renowned Moto Restaurant. Next Dr. Gardy explores a future when food is tailored to each person's unique genetic make-up. She also goes fishing in P.E.I. for blue mussels, the main ...
  • 2008
  • 00:22:38
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things When North Goes South

The earth has two North poles, the geographic and the magnetic. The magnetic pole is the one that attracts the needles of our compasses and it’s always moving. Science has taught us that the magnetic pole flips from north to south every 250,000 years. Since the planet is now more than 500,000 years overdue for its next inversion, we could ...
  • 2010
  • 00:43:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things While You Were Sleeping

Why do we sleep? Contrary to what we have long believed, the sleeping brain is emerging as an energetic and purposeful machine. “In parts of sleep, the brain is at least as active and maybe more active than it is during waking,” says Dr. Robert Stickgold, one of the world’s leading sleep researchers. From regulating our weight to consolidating our ...
  • 2016
  • 00:44:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/04/2016

The Nature of Things Wild Canada: Ice Edge (Part 4 of 4)

Canada’s arctic wildlife is finely adapted to a life on and around ice and yet this frozen landscape is undergoing a massive shift due to humans. A landscape inhabited by wildlife and people who have found an amazing variety of ways to survive. From polar bear cubs making their first discovery of ice to a caribou calf “dancing” in the ...
  • 2014
  • 00:44:14
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/08/2014

The Nature of Things Wild Canada: The Eternal Frontier (Part 1 of 4)

Go on an extraordinary journey from the spectacle of humpback whales feeding on capelin off Newfoundland to the world's largest intact temperate rainforest in British Columbia that is home to the rare "white" black bear. Acrobatic flying squirrels and thousands of red-sided garter snakes are just some of the incredible array of wildlife we see.
  • 2014
  • 00:44:11
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/08/2014

The Nature of Things Wild Canada: The Heartland (Part 3 of 4)

Central Canada has both native grassland and boreal forest teeming with wildlife, and yet here too the hands of early humans have shaped the land. From the prairies to Canada's vast boreal forest that stretches almost from coast to coast, we reveal a huge wilderness of extremes that has been shaped over millennia by both humans and wildfires. Here pronghorn ...
  • 2014
  • 00:44:16
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/08/2014

The Nature of Things Wild Canada: The Wild West (Part 2 of 4)

Journey from the secret world of Canada's wettest and most biologically diverse landscape, the temperate rainforest, to the snow-capped peaks of the Rocky Mountains. The stories are intimate and epic: from wolves that fish for salmon to the thrilling sounds of head-butting male big horn sheep, to ice-covered grizzly bears living near the Arctic Circle. The ancient coastal forests hide ...
  • 2014
  • 00:44:11
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/08/2014

News in Review - March 2005 Wildlife Rescue: Controversy in B.C.

British Columbia is home to an amazing variety of wildlife. It also has a large number of wildlife rescue centres that treat sick and injured animals. But not everyone thinks these rescue centres are a good idea. In this News in Review story we’ll travel to British Columbia and show you how workers at the centres try to save all ...
  • 2005
  • 00:14:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2005

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