The Nature of Things

The Nature of Things is one of the most successful series in the history of Canadian television. Hosted by the world-renowned geneticist and environmentalist David Suzuki, the influential program presents stories that are driven by a scientific understanding of the world. Stories full of adventure, drama and insight. The Nature of Things entertains and inspires audiences by engaging with the people and personalities behind the science. From the search for other life in the universe to the psychology of babies, from the furry animals that invade your backyard to the consequences of human progress, The Nature of Things throws open the door to the wonder and accomplishments of science.

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Episodes

The Nature of Things A Bee's Diary New

We see a beehive as a collective, even a super-organism. But each one is filled with thousands of small but bold, six-legged individuals. What if we looked at just one? Scientists are learning that each bee in a hive is an individual with its own personality and this diversity allows the collective to respond and adapt quickly to their environment. ...
  • 2020
  • 00:44:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/21/2020

The Nature of Things Reef Rescue New

Over the past 30 years, roughly half of the planet’s coral has been lost. These vital underwater ecosystems are being damaged by pollution and overfishing. But rising water temperatures due to climate change are having the most catastrophic effect of all. There are glimmers of hope in the form of “super corals” that exist in small numbers in places like ...
  • 2020
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/21/2020

The Nature of Things Aging Well Suzuki Style New

“Aging is not a disease... it’s just a natural part of life.” In this documentary from The Nature of Things, 83-year-old host David Suzuki takes viewers along on his journey to discover how to live better and improve one's "health span." How do we keep our balance, coordination, hearing, memory and other markers that can decline with age?
  • 2020
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/20/2020

The Nature of Things Accidental Wilderness: The Leslie Street Spit New

In the middle of Canada’s largest city, a natural wilderness is thriving in the unlikeliest of places. This documentary tells the surprising story of the Leslie Street Spit — a remarkably rich wilderness located a few short kilometres from the heart of Toronto. “The Spit,” or Tommy Thompson Park as it’s officially called, was initially conceived of as a breakwater ...
  • 2020
  • 00:44:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/19/2020

The Nature of Things Kingdom of the Tide New

From the untamed Pacific to the wild Bay of Fundy, Dr. Sarika Cullis-Suzuki embarks on a coast-to-coast adventure to discover the survival secrets of the creatures that inhabit Canada’s intertidal zones. Despite its beauty, this is one of the toughest environments on earth. Cullis-Suzuki reveals why the health of the world’s oceans is closely linked to the health of these intertidal ...
  • 2020
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/18/2020

The Nature of Things Nature's Cleanup Crew New

To us, it’s garbage. To them, it’s dinner. There are some busy scavengers who live among us — vultures, ants, foxes, opossums and others. Meet the unsung animal heroes who share our urban spaces and clean up our mess. Debunking some myths along the way, this documentary helps us learn what adaptations they have evolved for this “messy” job, what ...
  • 2020
  • 00:44:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/17/2020

The Nature of Things Pass the Salt New

Some health experts say salt is dangerous — even deadly — while others say that it’s an essential nutrient. We know that we can have too much salt, but what about too little? What is the "sweet spot" when it comes to salt consumption?
  • 2020
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/14/2020

The Nature of Things Dinosaur Cold Case New

"It looks so close to being freshly dead, I could almost hear in breathing." The accidental discovery in Alberta of one of the best-preserved dinosaurs ever opens a prehistoric cold case to uncover the secrets of its mysterious death.
  • 2020
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/14/2020

The Nature of Things Seals of Sable New

Sable Island, Nova Scotia, in the northwest Atlantic is home to the largest breeding colony of grey seals in the world. The grey seal population was once hunted to near extinction but is thriving today. Every winter more than 400,000 grey seals come to the island's shores to give birth and breed, giving researchers a rare opportunity to learn more ...
  • 2019
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/13/2020

The Nature of Things Takaya: Lone Wolf New

For seven years, a solitary wolf lived on some tiny islands off the coast of Victoria, B.C. One photographer followed his journey and discovered how he survived, all alone. Takaya: Lone Wolf recounts the inspirational story of one animal’s resilience and adaptation, and reveals that humans can coexist with apex predators that are often perceived as a lethal threat.
  • 2019
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/12/2020