Nature of Things

Friday January 8 Searching for Cleopatra Uncovering the truth about the richest and most powerful woman in world history More »


Article What we learned about COVID-19 from the Diamond Princess Lessons learned from the once-biggest outbreak outside of China More »
Article Cruise lines are looking to innovate and stay afloat in a post-pandemic world Despite some alarming headlines, cruise-loving passengers are keen to return to sea. More »
Video Rewilding Australia, one devil at a time Aussie Ark is undertaking a mammoth project to return native wildlife to its wild places More »
Quiz Sixty years of The Nature of Things: let us help you select the perfect episode We’ve covered some amazing issues and discoveries in our 6 decades — take our quiz to find the perfect one for you. More »
Point of View We launched a media campaign to escape the Diamond Princess ‘COVID cruise’ ‘Fear is a great motivator [and] networking can be lifesaving,’ says author who was quarantined for 12 days on a cruise ship More »
Video Rescuing ‘roos after the worst wildlife disaster in modern history This wildlife sanctuary is doing all it can to give injured and orphaned kangaroos a fighting chance. More »
Article ‘We have to, at all cost, prevent it from happening again’: Billions of animals lost in Australia’s wildfires Scientists are finding ways to help ecosystems in Australia and around the world survive into the future More »
Article Screen time can sometimes be good for kids, says new research From video games to video chats, there are some benefits to kids spending time on screens More »
Profile 6 young Canadians inspiring a generation of climate activists These activists are joining millions of others in the fight for their future 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 60th 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.