The Nature of Things | Season 2010-11 | Jan 27, 2011 | 1:30:27

Tipping Point

A two-hour documentary special, that goes to the heart of the conflict surrounding Alberta's oil sands.

Now Playing on CBC Radio Help Refresh

Live audio streams for phones and tablets: Radio One and CBC Music (Radio 2, Radio 3 and more)

CBC Radio One

Listen Live Ottawa change

CBC Radio 2

Listen Live Eastern change

CBC Radio 3

Listen Live Radio 3
The Nature of Things - The Great Human Odyssey: Journey's EndFeb 26, 2015 | 44:43The Nature of Things The Great Human Odyssey: Journey's End VideoClosed Captions available
The Nature of Things The Great Human Odyssey: Journey's End Feb 26, 2015 | 44:43Early humans eventually colonized Australia, the South Pacific, and the Americas. But how did our ancestors master the oceans?
The Nature of Things - The Secret Life of PigeonsNov 20, 2014 | 44:42The Nature of Things The Secret Life of Pigeons VideoClosed Captions available
The Nature of Things The Secret Life of Pigeons Nov 20, 2014 | 44:42They're part of the city landscape just about everywhere: a marvel in the air, fun to feed and a testament to nature's resilience. But as we'll discover pigeons are also misunderstood.
The Nature of Things - The Buffalo WolvesApr 18, 2013 | 44:44The Nature of Things The Buffalo Wolves VideoClosed Captions available
The Nature of Things The Buffalo Wolves Apr 18, 2013 | 44:44The predator-prey relationship between the buffalo and the wolf still exists in Wood Buffalo National Park, the only location left on the planet. Canadian wildlife filmmaker Jeff Turner who once followed the wolves returns once again to see if he can get closer to these ancient warriors.
The Nature of Things - Lights Out!Jun 5, 2014 | 45:14The Nature of Things Lights Out! VideoClosed Captions available
The Nature of Things Lights Out! Jun 5, 2014 | 45:14We explore how the type of light we are exposed to in the hours between dusk and bedtime can play tricks on our bodies and cancel the healthful benefits naturally triggered by the absence of light.
The Nature of Things - The Great Butterfly HuntDec 4, 2014 | 44:43The Nature of Things The Great Butterfly Hunt VideoClosed Captions available
The Nature of Things The Great Butterfly Hunt Dec 4, 2014 | 44:43The remarkable Monarch migration, the most incredible insect migration on Earth, and the determined Canadian scientist who spent 40 years trying to discover exactly where the butterflies mysteriously disappeared when they flew south for winter.
The Nature of Things - How To Be A Wild ElephantSep 11, 2014 | 44:49The Nature of Things How To Be A Wild Elephant VideoClosed Captions available
The Nature of Things How To Be A Wild Elephant Sep 11, 2014 | 44:49Orphan elephant Sities leaves the safety of a Kenyan sanctuary and begins her journey back to the wild.
The Nature of Things - Wild Canada: Eps 2 - The Wild WestSep 16, 2014 | 44:48The Nature of Things Wild Canada: Eps 2 - The Wild West VideoClosed Captions available
The Nature of Things Wild Canada: Eps 2 - The Wild West Sep 16, 2014 | 44:48Intimate and epic stories of wilderness from salmon-eating wolves to battling bighorn sheep high in the Rockies, and ice-covered grizzly bears in the far north.
The Nature of Things - Two Of A KindNov 27, 2014 | 44:45The Nature of Things Two Of A Kind VideoClosed Captions available
The Nature of Things Two Of A Kind Nov 27, 2014 | 44:45Why one twin and not the other? Filmmaker Leora Eisen wants to know how her identical twin - who has exactly the same DNA - could get life-threatening leukemia. Recently scientists have begun to study the differences, rather than the similarities, between twins, making ground-breaking discoveries that will affect us all.
The Nature of Things - Wild Canada: Eps. 4 - Ice EdgeSep 18, 2014 | 44:45The Nature of Things Wild Canada: Eps. 4 - Ice Edge VideoClosed Captions available
The Nature of Things Wild Canada: Eps. 4 - Ice Edge Sep 18, 2014 | 44:45The Arctic is populated by survivors. Here caribou calves dance across the tundra and polar bear cubs discover ice for the first time in the country's harshest climate.
The Nature of Things - Myth or Science 2: The Quest for PerfectionOct 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.
The Nature of Things - Safe Haven for ChimpsMar 12, 2015 | 44:45The Nature of Things Safe Haven for Chimps VideoClosed Captions available
The Nature of Things Safe Haven for Chimps Mar 12, 2015 | 44:45The touching story of how some very special chimpanzees find sanctuary and a new family when they retire from a life in the lab.
The Nature of Things - Where Am I?Aug 2, 2014 | 44:41The Nature of Things Where Am I? VideoClosed Captions available
The Nature of Things Where Am I? Aug 2, 2014 | 44:41Where Am I? explores 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?
The Nature of Things - Stonehenge UncoveredOct 9, 2014 | 44:45The Nature of Things Stonehenge Uncovered VideoClosed Captions available
The Nature of Things Stonehenge Uncovered Oct 9, 2014 | 44:45Radar technology and a new age of archeology reveal the most complete picture yet of Stonehenge in its heyday.
The Nature of Things - Nuts About SquirrelsSep 6, 2014 | 45:12The Nature of Things Nuts About Squirrels VideoClosed Captions available
The Nature of Things Nuts About Squirrels Sep 6, 2014 | 45:12Revealing the hidden world of the urban squirrel with help from robotic squirrels, GPS-tracked acorns and citizen scientists.
The Nature of Things - Survival of the FabulousSep 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.

2 of 5