The Great Human Odyssey: Rise of a Species

The Great Human Odyssey: Rise of a Species

Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 3 PM

Like other kinds of human who once shared our world, Homo sapiens should have died away. Discover how our species faced near-extinction in Africa, and then found a place to rebuild. Explore the birth of language and art at archeological excavations scientists are now calling “the cradle of the human mind”.

Jellyfish Rule!

Jellyfish Rule!

Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 3 PM

No brains, no backbone, no problem! 600 million years ago jellyfish ruled the oceans. Now these mysterious and magnificent creatures may be taking over the oceans once again. Only this time, they’re doing it with our help.

Manufacturing the Wild

Manufacturing the Wild

Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 8 PM

For generations, we've tried to preserve wilderness, and the amazing creatures that live there. But what if we could make new wilderness? Even new wild creatures? What if we could bring back the wild of the ancient past? A radical new movement called Rewilding aims to do just that.

Giraffes: The Forgotten Giants

Giraffes: The Forgotten Giants

Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 8 PM

A look into the secret life of giraffes and how scientists are racing to understand them before they disappear.

It Takes Guts

It Takes Guts

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 8 PM

Eat less, move more. That’s the simple solution to losing weight – or so we’ve been told. But what if there was another hidden reason behind our obesity epidemic? And what if we had the “guts” to actually do something about it?

The Curious Case of Vitamins and Me

The Curious Case of Vitamins and Me

Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 8 PM

Intrepid filmmaker and health-freak Bryce Sage travels from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco to find out why we really need vitamins and if we should be using supplements.

Safe Haven for Chimps

Safe Haven for Chimps

Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 3 PM

The touching story of how some very special chimpanzees find sanctuary and a new family when they are retired from a life in the lab.

The Allergy Fix

The Allergy Fix

Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 8 PM

Scientists are attacking food allergies in new and inventive ways, driven by the alarming increase in the number of people, particularly children, who suffer from — and can die from — them.

Spirit Bear Family

Spirit Bear Family

Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 8 PM

Canada’s top nature documentarians spend a season with the fabled Spirit Bear of BC’s Great Bear Rainforest, capturing a mother spirit bear and her cubs.

Wild Canada: Ice Edge

Wild Canada: Ice Edge

Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 3 PM

From polar bear cubs making their first discovery of ice to a caribou calf 'dancing' in the chilly spring air to eider ducks diving under the ice to find mussels, we witness the extremes and wonders of life in the far north.

The Autism Enigma

The Autism Enigma

Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 2 PM

Seventy per cent of kids with autism also have severe gastrointestinal symptoms. Could autism actually begin in the gut? An international group of scientists looks for clues to this baffling disorder.

The American Tiger

The American Tiger

Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 2 PM

Most tigers today are privately owned - experts estimate that the number of tigers living in the United States is nearly double of those in the wild. What's life like for the American tiger?

Tipping Point: Age of the Oil Sands

Tipping Point: Age of the Oil Sands

Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 2 PM

We follow and update groundbreaking scientific research into water pollution and the environmental impact of the Alberta oil sands.

Save My Lake

Save My Lake

Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 3 PM

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

SongbirdSOS

SongbirdSOS

It seems inconceivable that we have lost almost half the songbirds that filled our skies only 40 years ago. SongbirdSOS takes a journey with the birds to discover why this is happening and what we can do about it.

Two of a Kind

Two of a Kind

Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 8 PM

Director Leora Eisen asks why her identical twin was diagnosed with leukemia and she wasn't. A look at how twins are solving medical mysteries as researchers examine the differences between them.

The Kung Fu Meerkats

The Kung Fu Meerkats

Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 7 PM

A close-up look at a family of meerkats faced with surviving some of Africa's toughest drought conditions in the Kalahari desert.

Myth or Science 3: You Are What You Eat

Myth or Science 3: You Are What You Eat

Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 8 PM

Jennifer Gardy takes an extraordinary scientific journey to put food claims to the test and discover if they’re science fact or science fiction.

The Cholesterol Question

The Cholesterol Question

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 8 PM

If high cholesterol equals heart attacks, why do half of the victims have “normal” levels?

The Secret Life of Pigeons

The Secret Life of Pigeons

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 8 PM

Over the centuries, we've relied on pigeons for everything from food, to vital communications to entertainment and to brain science. A look at these humble but amazing creatures in a new and beautiful light.

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