Aug 7, 2014 | 44:45The Nature of Things Brain Magic: The Power of Placebo VideoClosed Captions available
The Nature of Things Brain Magic: The Power of Placebo Aug 7, 2014 | 44:45What if each of us could make the symptoms of an illness disappear? Cast a spell so powerful it would actually rid us of pain, help us walk, or breathe better? For centuries placebos have been thought of as fake medicine involving trickery and deceit, but Brain Magic: The Power of Placebos pulls back the curtains on the proof that placebos can have powerful - and real - effects on our mind and body.
Sep 4, 2014 | 44:45The Nature of Things Survival of the Fabulous VideoClosed Captions available
The Nature of Things Survival of the Fabulous Sep 4, 2014 | 44:45Gay filmmaker Bryce Sage has had a big question on his mind ever since he came out of the closet-how is evolution compatible with the existence of gay men? There's a lot of mystery about the biological mechanisms underlying sexual preference. Bryce sets out on a very personal journey to find out if scientists have come up with a definitive answer to this gay conundrum.
May 15, 2014 | 45:13The Nature of Things The Norse: An Arctic Mystery VideoClosed Captions available
The Nature of Things The Norse: An Arctic Mystery May 15, 2014 | 45:13An intrepid Arctic archaeologist is on the verge of proving that the first meeting between Europeans and North Americans happened centuries before Christopher Columbus. There are the tantalizing bits of evidence, like the Norse ship station in Newfoundland. But nothing has been found there or anywhere else to suggest that Arctic peoples and the Norse met face to face a thousand years ago... Until now.
Oct 17, 2013 | 44:45The Nature of Things Myth or Science 2: The Quest for Perfection VideoClosed Captions available
The Nature of Things Myth or Science 2: The Quest for Perfection Oct 17, 2013 | 44:45Dr. Jennifer Gardy is back. But this time, Dr. Gardy's journey of scientific discovery will plumb our very hopes and dreams - our quest for self-improvement. Are raw vegetables really better for you? Can you be fat and fit? Should you ditch caffeine? Dr. Gardy puts her own body on the line in lively experiments and scientific investigations to discover whether many popular health claims are science fact or science fiction.