The Nature of Things | Season 2012-2013, Episode 8 | Jul 24, 2014 | 45:12

Zapped: The Buzz About Mosquitoes

The story of our ongoing struggle to conquer a blood-suckering little insect that is both delicate and deadly.

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The Nature of Things Invasion of the Brain Snatchers Aug 14, 2014 | 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.
The Nature of Things - Brain Magic: The Power of PlaceboAug 7, 2014 | 44:45The Nature of Things Brain Magic: The Power of Placebo Video
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.
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 - Meet the CoywolfJul 31, 2014 | 44:48The Nature of Things Meet the Coywolf VideoClosed Captions available
The Nature of Things Meet the Coywolf Jul 31, 2014 | 44:48There's a new hybrid species in town -- part wolf, part coyote. Meet your new neighbour!
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The Nature of Things Zapped: The Buzz About Mosquitoes Jul 24, 2014 | 45:12The story of our ongoing struggle to conquer a blood-suckering little insect that is both delicate and deadly.
The Nature of Things - Carpe Diem: A Fishy TaleJul 19, 2014 | 44:43The Nature of Things Carpe Diem: A Fishy Tale Video
The Nature of Things Carpe Diem: A Fishy Tale Jul 19, 2014 | 44:43The threat of the Asian Carp, and the scientific and unorthodox methods being utilized against them.
The Nature of Things - Untangling Alzheimer'sJul 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.
The Nature of Things - Ticked Off: The Mystery Of Lyme DiseaseJul 10, 2014 | 44:43The Nature of Things Ticked Off: The Mystery Of Lyme Disease VideoClosed Captions available
The Nature of Things Ticked Off: The Mystery Of Lyme Disease Jul 10, 2014 | 44:43The tick that carries Lyme disease has been spreading across Canada with alarming speed. From the micro world of the tick and its disease-causing bacteria, to the macro world of human infection, Ticked Off explores a disease that can have devastating effects, is often misdiagnosed and mistreated, and continues to be mired in a medical controversy.
The Nature of Things - The Great Butterfly HuntJul 3, 2014 | 44:43The Nature of Things The Great Butterfly Hunt VideoClosed Captions available
The Nature of Things The Great Butterfly Hunt Jul 3, 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.
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The Nature of Things Nuts About Squirrels Jun 8, 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 - Lights Out!Jun 5, 2014 | 45:14The Nature of Things Lights Out! Video
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.
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The Nature of Things - Making Wild CanadaApr 10, 2014 | 44:44The Nature of Things Making Wild Canada Video
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