Oct 16, 2014 | 44:45The Nature of Things Gorilla Doctors VideoClosed Captions available
The Nature of Things Gorilla Doctors Oct 16, 2014 | 44:45How did Canadian veterinarian Dr. Mike Cranfield end up making house calls for Africa's endangered mountain gorillas? The Gorilla Doctors perform check-ups, give medicines, and sometimes operate. But how much should the vets intervene with a wild population? Is this radical human intervention going too far?
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.
Jul 17, 2014 | 44:45The Nature of Things Untangling Alzheimer's Video
The Nature of Things Untangling Alzheimer's Jul 17, 2014 | 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 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.