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.
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.
May 17, 2014 | 44:59The Nature of Things David Suzuki's Andean Adventure VideoClosed Captions available
The Nature of Things David Suzuki's Andean Adventure May 17, 2014 | 44:59In unexpected places, David Suzuki finds radical new ideas about energy, the environment, and doing things differently. Will they catch on? UPDATE: Unfortunately in August 2013, Ecuador cancelled the pioneering conservation plan that attempted to raise funds from the international community instead of drilling for oil in a pristine corner of the Yasuni national park. Drilling is set to commence in 2016.
Nov 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.