The Great Human Odyssey: Journey’s End

The Great Human Odyssey: Journey’s End

Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 3 PM

Early humans eventually colonized Australia, the South Pacific and the Americas. But how did our ancestors master the oceans? Learn how new discoveries in ancient DNA research are changing our understanding of the earliest sea voyages, from Easter Island to the Bering Strait.

Call of the Baby Beluga

Call of the Baby Beluga

Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 3 PM

A journey through the amazing world of the endangered St. Lawrence beluga whales and the scientists who have worked for decades against long odds to help them.

The Great Human Odyssey: The Adaptable Ape

The Great Human Odyssey: The Adaptable Ape

Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 3 PM

How did we become our planet’s only global species, at home in every environment on Earth? Learn how our ancestors found a way through the deserts and out of Africa; explore the meeting of Neanderthals and humans; and discover how we survived the Ice Age.

Myth or Science 4: In the Eye of the Storm

Myth or Science 4: In the Eye of the Storm

Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 8 PM

Dr. Jennifer Gardy risks it all by stepping into the storm to put weather claims to the test to discover whether they’re myth or science.

Two of a Kind

Two of a Kind

Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 3 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Decoding Desire

Decoding Desire

Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 8 PM

From preening peacocks to promiscuous primates, what do animals reveal about our own sexual behaviour? Explore how sexual diversity and the experience of pleasure itself may be the key to species survival.

Gorilla Doctors

Gorilla Doctors

Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 7 PM

A team of veterinarians provide extreme medical care to save the wild mountain gorillas of Africa from extinction.

Stonehenge Uncovered

Stonehenge Uncovered

Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 8 PM

The biggest archaeological survey ever conducted of the Stonehenge landscape finds new evidence of a lost civilization.

The Buffalo Wolves

The Buffalo Wolves

Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 2 PM

Wildlife filmmaker Jeff Turner travels to Wood Buffalo National Park to witness the one place on earth where wolves prey on buffalo.

Planet Hunters

Planet Hunters

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 3 PM

Are we alone in the universe? Planet hunters are finding new planets far across our galaxy

Where Am I?

Where Am I?

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 8 PM

Explore the skills we use to find our way around. Some of us seem to always know where we are, while others rarely do. What makes the difference?

Shattered Ground

Shattered Ground

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 3 PM

Fracking, while a bonanza for gas and oil production, is caught in a backlash of suspicion and alarm. What's happening underground it seems can shatter more than just rock.

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