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The Nature of Things

Season 35 1994 - 1995

  • 1994-10-07T00:00:00Z on CBC (CA)
  • 45 mins
  • 7 hours, 30 mins
  • Canada
  • English
  • Documentary

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 57th season, 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.

10 episodes

35x01 Easy Targets

  • Season Premiere

    1994-10-07T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

Season premiere: An in-depth look at the child abuse, its victims, its perpetrators and its prevention.

35x02 Shadows in a Desert Sea

  • 1994-10-21T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

A profile of life within the Sea of Cortez; a stretch of water between the Baja Peninsula and the coast of Mexico.

35x03 Lives in Limbo

  • 1994-10-28T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

The Nature of Things examines Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and talks with the world's leading experts, doctors, researchers and victims about this illness which causes a life of misery for those afflicted.

35x04 Highway to cyberia

  • 1994-11-04T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

Looks at advances in information technology which make travelling on the ìnformation highway' part of our daily lives. Part 1 discusses the efforts of the entertainment industry to capitalize on the potential market made possible. Then the effect of Internet on social structures is discussed. The final part introduces the interplay of the video game industry and the new technology.

35x05 The Trouble With Malaria

  • 1994-11-18T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

Imagine what it would be like if large parts of the world were too disease ridden to be travelled through safely. That troubling scenario could become a reality far sooner than we think. Malaria, a tiny parasite transmitted by the bite of a mosquito, has reached epidemic proportions in areas of Asia, South America and Africa. Yet, in western countries, where most health dollars are spent, malaria gets little attention.

35x06 Arthritis: Living Out of Joint

  • 1995-01-13T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

Report on Arthritis: causes, effects and possible treatments.

35x07 The Tides of Kirawira

  • 1995-02-03T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

A look at the fish and wildlife that lives off the waters of the Grumeti River, Africa. This river dries up completely during the dry season of the Serengeti plains and creatures, insects, wildlife, depend on the precise time where the rain will return to bring the waters of the river.

Most of us sees the study of numbers and statistics as incomprehensible or simply boring. However these mathematical abstractions ideas have an impact on us all.