Nov 28, 2013 | 44:45The Nature of Things Survival of the Fabulous VideoClosed Captions available
The Nature of Things Survival of the Fabulous Nov 28, 2013 | 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.
Nov 21, 2013 | 44:41The Nature of Things A Dog's Life VideoClosed Captions available
The Nature of Things A Dog's Life Nov 21, 2013 | 44:41A Dog's Life reveals how our best friends perceive the world - from the moment they take their first morning walk to the time they curl up at our feet to go to sleep. We accompany Daisy, a Jack Russell Terrier, through an average day and on the way discover that, while dogs are not miniature humans, they are amazingly well adapted to life with us.
Nov 14, 2013 | 44:45The Nature of Things Untangling Alzheimer's Video
The Nature of Things Untangling Alzheimer's Nov 14, 2013 | 44:45David Suzuki has a very personal interest in the disease of Alzheimer's because his mother, aunt and two uncles died of it. We join David on an intimate journey as he explores the newest breakthroughs in understanding this devastating disease as well as his own chances of contracting the cruel condition.
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.
Oct 31, 2013 | 44:42The Nature of Things Invasion of the Brain Snatchers Video
The Nature of Things Invasion of the Brain Snatchers Oct 31, 2013 | 44:42Parasites brainwashing their hosts -- it sounds like something straight out of science fiction. But this is no horror movie, this is a fascinating, new field of study. From zombie ants to a creature that may be influencing whole human cultures, Invasion of the Brain Snatchers isn't afraid to dive into the world of parasites.
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.
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.
Jun 27, 2013 | 45:13The Nature of Things The Norse: An Arctic Mystery Video
The Nature of Things The Norse: An Arctic Mystery Jun 27, 2013 | 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.