The National The Year in Science

The National's science correspondent Bob McDonald talks about the scientific highlights of 2016. Stories include Donald Trump's controversial statements about climate change, Elon Musk's vision for life on Mars, efforts to cover Chernobyl 30 years after the world's worst nuclear accident, the discovery of a new planet in our solar system, using Star Trek-style technology for data encryption, nano machines ...
  • 2016
  • 00:13:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/06/2017

CBC Short Docs Thunder Blanket, Episode 1

Thunder Blanket explores a young Aboriginal woman’s battle against breast cancer. In the first episode of this five-part series, we meet Roxann Karonhiarokwas Whitebean, a young Mohawk mother and independent filmmaker who struggles to cope with the shock of diagnosis, the continued demands of raising a household of four, and the anxiety towards the long recovery ahead. Faced with the loss ...
  • 2016
  • 00:15:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/22/2017

CBC Short Docs Thunder Blanket, Episode 2

Two months after being diagnosed with breast cancer, Roxann begins her first round of chemotherapy. Even after having expected the worst, the side effects of the supposed “cure” begin to take their toll in ways that nobody could have anticipated. Confined to her home for days at a time and confronted every day with signs of her deteriorating physical state, ...
  • 2016
  • 00:14:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/22/2017

CBC Short Docs Thunder Blanket, Episode 3

Roxann and her family are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the people of Kahnawake, as well as from First Nations and cancer survivors across Canada. After the resounding success of a community-wide breakfast fundraiser held for her, Roxann finds herself conflicted between the demands of becoming a public spokesperson for cancer awareness and the more personal demands of ...
  • 2016
  • 00:14:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/22/2017

CBC Short Docs Thunder Blanket, Episode 4

Frustrated by the lack of answers from her doctors, and the apparent failure of chemotherapy, Roxann is persuaded to undergo a double mastectomy in hopes of removing the cancer from her body once and for all. The procedure quickly becomes a source of tremendous anxiety, confusion and humiliation for Roxann. More palpable solace comes from the traditional healers, who help ...
  • 2016
  • 00:14:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/22/2017

CBC Short Docs Thunder Blanket, Episode 5

Having recovered from her mastectomy and with only the final rounds of chemotherapy remaining, the end appears to be in sight for Roxann. But complications arise when she is rushed back to the hospital with a surgical infection that baffles her doctors. Despite these constant setbacks, Roxann eagerly awaits the festival premiere of her first short film. With her doctors ...
  • 2016
  • 00:15:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/22/2017

Our Vancouver Twin Study in Space

NASA capitalizes on a rare opportunity to study space's impact on the human body.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:42
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/01/2015

Marketplace Vaccines: Shot of Confusion

Should parents vaccinate their children? Overwhelming evidence says yes, yet many parents hear conflicting advice even as disease outbreaks make news. The stakes couldn't be higher. Marketplace host Erica Johnson examines the confusion, investigates the source, and reveals how trusted health practitioners may be putting your kids at risk. It’s an investigation every potential parent should see.
  • 2014
  • 00:20:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2015

National Geographic Documentaries Venom: Nature's Killer

What they lack in terms of speed, strength and size, some of the world’s deadliest predators make up for with chemical weapons. They are the venomous creatures of the world, and they may kill 100,000 people a year. Snakes, spiders, snails and even jellyfish wield chemicals that can scramble your brain signals, paralyze your muscles, shred your blood cells and ...
  • 2010
  • 00:52:37
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/16/2015

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The Nature of Things Vital Bonds

Take a fascinating journey inside the evolving science of transplants, where breakthrough discoveries are tackling the organ shortage and transforming the future of medicine. We’ve all heard about the crisis in organ donation. In Canada, for example, one in four on the lung waitlist die waiting. But there is hope: transplant medicine is in the midst of a quiet revolution. ...
  • 2016
  • 00:44:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/18/2017