Ticked Off: The Mystery of Lyme Disease

Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 8 PM

Lyme disease, a mysterious tick-borne illness, has become one of the fastest-spreading vector borne diseases in North America. Explore how climate change has hastened the spread this devastating disease, one that is often misdiagnosed and mistreated, and is mired in media controversy.

The Great Butterfly Hunt

Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 8 PM

Canadian scientist Fred Urquhart unravels the mystery of the monarch's winter home.

MS Wars: Hope, Science and the Internet

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 7 PM

Multiple sclerosis patients use social media to engage in an unprecedented battle with the Canadian medical establishment for access to a controversial treatment.

Nuts About Squirrels

Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 8 PM

Revealing the hidden world of the urban squirrel with help from robotic squirrels, GPS-tracked acorns and citizen scientists.

Arctic Meltdown: A Changing World

Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 2 PM

A look at two different Arctics - one that is the storybook land of ice, snow and polar bears and the other that is covered with petroleum plants and pipelines carrying fossil fuels.

Lights Out!

Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 8 PM

Our planet is lit up 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're addicted to light and we just can't get enough of it. But like anything else that's addictive, could too much be a bad thing?

American Savannah: The Perfect Lawn

Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 2 PM

Our lawns are one of our simplest pleasures. Grass is a luxury that represents relaxation, freedom, time off and of course, time away from the world of tarmac and concrete. A wild and quirky ride into the world of one of America's longest-standing obsessions, the perfect lawn.

Polar Bear: A Summer Odyssey

Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 2 PM

The story a young polar bear's epic migration through the icy waters of Hudson Bay and his subsequent adventures on land.

Save My Lake

Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 2 PM

Is it too late to save one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world?

David Suzuki’s Andean Adventure

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 11 AM

Who would have imagined that some of the boldest and freshest thinking tackling major global issues would come from two little countries in South America? David Suzuki sets off to see first-hand the places that just may represent the cutting edge when it comes to taking on the world's energy, climate and economic crises.

The Norse: An Arctic Mystery

Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 8 PM

A new documentary film reveals an archeological site that proves Europeans made contact with Native North Americans centuries before the arrival of Christopher Columbus.

Aliens of the Deep Sea

Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 2 PM

The octopus is a close cousin of the oyster and snail. And yet, even by human standards the multi-limbed creature is considered highly intelligent. From Spain to Vancouver Island to Capri, Italy, scientists are testing the brain-power of the mysterious and mythic octopus.

Surviving :) The Teenage Brain

Monday, June 9, 2014 at 11 AM

A look at the science deep within the teenage brain and a celebration of evolution's masterpiece - the years that bring us judgment, adaptation and innovation. In short the years that make us human.

The Real Avatar

Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 2 PM

In James Cameron's film, Avatar, an alien tribe on the distant planet of Pandora fights the human invaders bent on mining their forest home. Instead of Pandora, think Peru.

Smarty Plants: Uncovering the Secret World of Plant Behaviour

Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 8 PM

A luscious exploration of the natural world, Smarty Plants effortlessly integrates pioneering science with a light hearted look at how plants behave, revealing a world where plants are as busy, responsive and complex as we are.

Mini Monsters of Amazonia

Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 2 PM

A look at the astonishing and complex relationships of the "mini monsters", insects of the Membracidae family - treehoppers that live amid one of the richest ecosystems on the planet, one so mysterious most people don't even know that it exists.

The Perfect Runner

Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 2 PM

Did we run before we could think? As scientists discover that the first humans were endurance runners unparalleled on the Africa savannah, The Perfect Runner asks what today's runners can learn from our evolutionary past.

DEBUT: Making Wild Canada

Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 8 PM

Making the incredible Wild Canada series. Meet Jeff Turner, the series director, and see stories from the field.

Emperor’s Lost Harbour

Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 2 PM

In Istanbul, Turkey, workers building a railway tunnel make a remarkable discovery - an ancient harbour, buried and shrouded in mystery ...until now. Will archaeologists be able to uncover the treasures of the past before it is buried again?


CBC Shop

Purchase Nature of Things merchandise.

CBC Shop

Also on CBC