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 The Real T. rex

A quest to find the truth about an iconic animal we all think we know: the Tyrannosaurus rex, the most famous carnivore to ever walk the earth. What did T. rex really look like? Sound like? How did it move and behave? Ground-breaking scientific discoveries reveal that for years we’ve gotten T. rex wrong.
  • 2018
  • 00:45:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/20/2018

The Nature of Things A Day in the Life of Earth

If you thought the Earth needed millions of years to change, it’s time to think again! A Day in the Life of Earth uses the latest science to reveal how much our planet can change in just one single day. The Earth makes a mountain of new rock every hour and is not only continually changing shape but is also losing weight. ...
  • 2018
  • 00:45:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/20/2018

The Nature of Things Equus: Story of the Horse — Chasing the Wind

In Episode 3 of Equus: The Story of the Horse, anthropologist turned filmmaker Niobe Thompson introduces viewers to some of the most fascinating and unlikely of the world’s 400 horse breeds. He meets the Yakutian, at home in the coldest inhabited place on Earth (Siberia). He meets the Arab, a spirited horse at home on the scorching sands of the ...
  • 2018
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/09/2018

The Nature of Things Equus: Story of the Horse — First Riders

The domestication of the horse has been a mystery of science for generations. In Episode 2 of Equus, First Riders, anthropologist turned filmmaker Niobe Thompson travels to Kazakhstan to witness the groundbreaking discovery of a skeleton from the earliest culture ever to tame horses. In this episode, viewers get a set of genuine science scoops: we are the first to learn that ...
  • 2018
  • 00:45:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/01/2018

The Nature of Things Equus: Story of the Horse — Origins

We built the world around us with horsepower. But what is it that makes humans and horses so perfect for each other? The three-part series Equus takes viewers on an epic journey across three continents and back in time to the mysterious beginnings of the horse-human relationship. In Episode 1, we go back 45 million years to meet a tiny, ...
  • 2018
  • 00:44:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/01/2018

The Nature of Things Ice Bridge

It is widely believed that the first migrants to North America arrived approximately 14,000 years ago, having trekked across a land bridge spanning the Bering Strait from Siberia to Alaska. However, extraordinary new evidence supports an explosive new theory of another trip to the New World. A group of international scientists believe they have discovered evidence to prove that an ...
  • 2017
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/05/2018

The Nature of Things The Kingdom: How Fungi Made Our World

It was fungi that brought life back to Earth after the last mass extinction event and their untapped powers could help our species to survive on our increasingly poisoned, depleted and hotter planet. By looking at fungi in the context of evolution and natural history, scientists are making discoveries that will change our lives. Some fungi will save us, others ...
  • 2018
  • 00:45:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/17/2018

The Nature of Things Myth or Science: The Power of Poo

Dr. Jennifer Gardy lifts the lid on poop to discover if it’s myth or science that we’re flushing a valuable resource down the toilet. Every year, worldwide, we produce nine billion kilograms of the stuff — six metric tons each over our lifetime. From human poo to animal poo, researchers are embracing the brown stuff. They believe it’s scientific gold, ...
  • 2018
  • 00:45:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/17/2018

The Nature of Things What Trees Talk About

This stunning documentary explores the secret life of trees, and how the world’s last great forest has the power to shape not only the lives of the plants and animals that live within it but our lives and life across the entire globe. Using a "science in action" approach, the film takes a fascinating journey into the heart of the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/11/2017

The Nature of Things Lost Secrets of the Pyramid

The Great Pyramid of Egypt may be humanity’s greatest achievement. It’s a skyscraper of stone built without computers or complex machinery. This super-sized tomb has fascinated historians and archeologists for centuries. Now the secrets of the pyramid could finally be exposed, thanks to a series of astonishing new findings. Egyptologists are unearthing evidence across the country to reveal a story ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/11/2017