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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The Nature of Things Investigation of Swissair 111

When a Swissair flight crashed into the ocean on September 2, 1998 on its way from New York to Geneva, it left little evidence of what happened. The plane, carrying 229 people, shattered into two million pieces. This documentary follows one of the most complex air crash investigations in history. It took four and a half years to unravel what ...
  • 2003
  • 01:55:19
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things The Burgess Shale: Impressions of Life

They were the first animals on earth. All animals today, including the human species, go back in a direct line of descent to those first ancestors. Traces of these first animals have been beautifully preserved in fossils from a deposit in British Columbia, high in the Rocky Mountains in Yoho National Park. It's known as the Burgess Shale.
  • 1992
  • 00:46:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Lights Out!

Recently, scientists have been discovering that exposure to artificial light at night can throw our internal body clock out of sync with the planet and may even be leading to serious illnesses. Lights Out!joins leading scientists in the lab and in the field to discover how much harm light at night may be causing, and to learn about the groundbreaking steps ...
  • 2012
  • 00:45:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things The Man Who Tweeted Earth Classroom Favourites

Most of us can only imagine what the astronauts aboard the International Space Station have experienced. The distance has made it seem unknowable. But December 2012 that all began to change. From the moment Hadfield arrived at the ISS for a five-month mission, he transformed the way we connect to space. Millions followed his every move. His YouTube videos were ...
  • 2013
  • 00:44:34
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013