Health & Sex

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Ekso Bionic Suit


A powered exoskeletal suit is giving paraplegics a new lease on life, allowing them to walk on their own – even up stairs. The ReWalk is the latest example of a developing technology that might one day make wheelchairs a thing of the past for spinal cord injury patients.

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Complete Strangers Kiss for the First Time


Filmmaker Tatia Pilieva asked 20 strangers to kiss for the camera. The result: a surprisingly nuanced, complicated and, yes, beautiful black-and-white tribute to every first kiss you’ve ever had.

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

GRiND Rated: Emergency Room: Life and Death at VGH


Vancouver General Hospital is B.C.’s largest, most specialized hospital, providing care for about 600,000 patients each year. Now, people interested in what goes on at VGH, particularly in the emergency trauma department, can have a closer look. Emergency Room: Life and Death at VGH is a six-episode documentary series, premiered on the Knowledge Network tonight.

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Google Announces “Smart Contact Lens”


Google‘s latest foray into seemingly impossible projects: a smart contact lens that reads glucose levels in tears. With diabetes becoming an increasingly growing problem, affecting every one in 19 people in the world, Google’s efforts could dramatically change how people living with the disease function daily. The lens works via a tiny electronic chip and antenna that is thinner than a human hair, embedded between two layers of lens material, that reads blood sugar levels through the wearer’s tears.

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

A Wife’s Christmas Gift From Beyond The Grave


Two whole years after Brenda Schmitz lost her battle to ovarian cancer, her husband David miraculously received a gift from her. It seems utterly impossible, but his late wife planned it out so perfectly for him. As she was dying, she knew she wanted to do this one thing for him once he was ready to have it.

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Man Catches Bug From Drinking Beer He Dropped in River


John Macdonald was fishing on the Brisbane River in Queensland Australia. He dropped his beer in the water and without thinking, picked up and continued drinking it. Within a few hours he was in excruciating pain and ever since, he’s been battling a horrific growth that keeps coming back after each operation.

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

GRiND Rated: SoulPancake | The “My Last Days” Project


The only guarantee we have in our lives is that at some point we will die. And yet, death is one of the most taboo topics in our culture. SoulPancake is embarking on the production of a courageous, controversial and uplifting series that will tackle the issue of death head on by interviewing people of all ages who have been informed that they are living their last days.

Friday, November 1st, 2013

The Innovation of Loneliness


We, as human beings, think that through social networks, we’ve somehow become more social creatures. The problem with this theory is, the more we “connect” online, the less actual human interactions we have, making us actually fairly unsocial. This video from Shimi Cohen breaks down exactly how the social aspects of human beings have evolved and transformed, showing how we’ve regressed from a social standpoint.

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

GRiND Rated: National Geographic Brain Games


Since the day you were born, a slimy, three-pound blob has controlled your every thought, memory, movement, and emotion. Visual perception, creativity, lying, and persuasion are just a few of the mental skills explored in the new television series Brain Games from the National Geographic Channel.

Friday, September 6th, 2013

‘I killed a man’ Confession Video Goes Viral


22 year-old Matthew Cordle made a shocking video, confessing to being drunk when he slammed into another car in June and killed a man. The chilling video ends with Cordle’s personal message, “I’m begging you. Don’t drink and drive.”