Nature of Things

Friday January 21 In Your Face We see faces in everything. Facial recognition is an evolutionary superpower unique to humans. More »


features QUIZ: Are you a super-recognizer? The best super-recognizers can remember almost every face they’ve ever seen. More »
features This woman can’t recognize her own daughter’s face, but technology is helping her A new app is offering assistance to Karla Holmes, who has ‘face-blindness’ More »
features 5 recipes from ‘Chef Secrets: The Science of Cooking’ Ready to turn your kitchen into a lab? These recipes from the documentary will get you started. More »
features These teenagers replaced broken iPhone screens on their first try – and you can too Video If we all kept our smartphones for just 8 months longer, we could cut 35 million tonnes of CO2 emissions. More »
features How to put ‘positive’ and ‘climate change’ in the same sentence Point of View After decades of covering climate change, I suddenly realized that there is a positive story there More »
features 5 things you can do right now to help save the planet In Depth Some small (and easy!) changes in our lives can put a big dent in carbon emissions More »
features Treat your dough like a lover and how to make ‘better than sex’ mashed potatoes What I learned making a film on the science of cooking More »
features No starter? No problem. How to make sourdough bread, from start to finish Baker Vanessa Kimbell explains how to make a fresh loaf in 10 minutes of active time, over several days More »
features Nik Sharma’s roasted eggplant with herbed yogurt dressing Cool yogurt helps balance hot chili peppers in this side dish that will delight your taste receptors More »
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About the Show

The Nature of Things is one of the most successful series in the history of Canadian television. Hosted by the world-renowned geneticist and environmentalist, David Suzuki, the program is in its 61st year, a landmark by any standard.

Every week, the influential program presents stories that are driven by a scientific understanding of the world. Stories full of adventure, drama and insight. Our programs entertain and inspire audiences by engaging with the people and personalities behind the science.

From the search for other life in the universe to the psychology of babies, from the furry animals that invade your backyard to the consequences of human progress, The Nature of Things throws open the door to the wonder and accomplishments of science.