Oct 24, 2013 | 44:45The Nature of Things Brain Magic: The Power of Placebos Video
The Nature of Things Brain Magic: The Power of Placebos Oct 24, 2013 | 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.
Oct 17, 2013 | 44:45The Nature of Things Myth or Science 2: The Quest for Perfection Video
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.
Jul 25, 2013 | 45:14The Nature of Things Lights Out! Video
The Nature of Things Lights Out! Jul 25, 2013 | 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.
Jul 18, 2013 | 45:13The Nature of Things Planet Hunters Video
The Nature of Things Planet Hunters Jul 18, 2013 | 45:13For millennia humans studying the stars had no idea if there were any other planets in the universe, let alone ones similar enough to ours to sustain life. We may be very close to finding out - and few people seem aware of it.