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How It's Made

January 6, 2001

Have you ever wondered how the products you use every day are made? How It's Made leads you through the process of how everyday products, such as apple juice, skateboards, engines, contact lenses, and many more objects are manufactured.

Through the Wormhole

June 9, 2010

Hosted by Morgan Freeman, Through the Wormhole explores the deepest mysteries of existence - the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity. What are we made of? What was there before the beginning? Are we really alone? Is there a creator? These questions have been pondered by the most exquisite minds of the human race. Now, science has evolved to the point where hard facts and evidence may be able to provide us with answers instead of philosophical theories. Through the Wormhole brings together the brightest minds and best ideas from the very edges of science - Astrophysics, Astrobiology, Quantum Mechanics, String Theory, and more - to reveal the extraordinary truth of our Universe.

How the Universe Works

April 25, 2010

A users' guide to the cosmos, from the Big Bang to galaxies, stars, planets and moons: where did it all come from and how does it all fit together? A primer for anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered.

Mythbusters Jr.

January 2, 2019

Six of America’s most talented kids get a chance to show off their amazing ingenuity and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) skills as they tackle myths similar to those seen in MythBusters, ranging from driving, explosions, chemistry, physics, popular culture and more.

SciJinks

May 16, 2018

A team of inventive scientists use cutting-edge science as the foundation for outrageous stunts and practical jokes. From showcasing classic chemical reactions under the guise of a cooking class, to controlling the movement of objects with their brains using electroencephalography, the pranks not only contain mind-blowing science, but a heaping dose of chaos too.

Documentary series investigating why some of the world's most advanced architectural achievements were abandoned.

Impossible Engineering

April 13, 2015

Behind every seemingly impossible marvel of modern engineering is a cast of historic trailblazers who designed new building techniques, took risks on untested materials and revolutionised their field. Each episode details how giant structures, record-beating buildings, war ships and spacecraft are built and work. As the show revels in these modern day creations, it also leaps back in time to recount the stories of the exceptional engineers whose technological advances made it all possible.

Houdini's Last Secrets

June 1, 2019

The legendary life of Harry Houdini remains as much of a mystery as his death. Modern magicians marvel at his death-defying performances. His breathtaking escapes and astonishing illusions have never been equaled - or fully understood. Now, in this active investigation, magicians and scientists will try to unlock the secrets and mysteries he took with him to the grave.

What on Earth?

February 10, 2015

Satellites orbit Earth at 17,000 miles an hour, capturing images of our world that are breathtaking, but some are bizarre. This unique perspective reveals objects that seem to make no sense & phenomena that defy explanation. Such images force the question, what on Earth is that?

Scientists and amateurs conduct experiments and post their exploits online.

NASA's Unexplained Files

March 27, 2012

For centuries, mankind has looked to the skies and wondered, "are we alone in the universe?" In one month SCIENCE partners with TED and SETI Institute (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence), to enlist like-minded individuals everywhere to tackle this defining question with ARE WE ALONE?, a breakthrough multimedia initiative. ARE WE ALONE? is timed to support a major new resource called SETI Live which will empower and mobilize "citizen scientists" from all walks of life to join the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.

MythBusters: The Search

January 7, 2017

The search for an all-new generation of myth-busting science superstars with mind-blowing build skills and nerves of steel. Using social media and spectacular stunts, a cast of fearless hopefuls are judged on their skills as they compete in never-before-seen myth-busting challenges.

Engineering Catastrophes

April 4, 2018

From the hilarious to the mind-boggling, from the deadly to the bank-busting, witness some of the most outrageous structural disasters and the genius resolutions to get things back on track.

100 Greatest Discoveries

December 8, 2004

Bill Nye walks viewers through various areas of science to show how far they've come through their beginnings until modern times.

Dark Matters: Twisted But True is a television series featured on the Science Channel. Hosted by actor John Noble of Fringe and Lord of the Rings, the show takes the viewer inside the laboratory to profile strange science and expose some of history's most bizarre experiments. This show uses narration and reenactments to portray the stories in this show. A new season of episodes, under the title Dark Matters: Extra Twisted, premiered on January 23, 2013. The episodes revisit previous stories with "deeper insight and new information."

Space's Deepest Secrets

April 26, 2016

A new breed of explorer has taken space travel beyond the moon to unlock and reveal first-ever views of alien worlds and cosmic bodies far beyond anyone's imagination. "Space's Deepest Secrets" shares stories of the men and women who pushed their ingenuity and curiosity to uncover some of the most groundbreaking findings in the history of space exploration. Hourlong episodes cover NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto, the Hubble Telescope, the twin Voyager explorations, and other past, current and future missions and projects.

Mega Machines

January 4, 2018

Unlock the secrets of iconic machines, such as roller coasters, bullet trains, and cargo planes. Transforming our understanding of the machines around us, the series goes inside, under, over, and through them, revealing how they were built, how they work, and more.

Building Giants

January 4, 2018

This documentary series showcases how key technological innovations enable giant superstructures to be built. Footage filmed during construction along with CGI reveal the building process with astonishing detail.

Oddities

November 4, 2010

Oddities is a half-hour documentary/reality television program which follows the operation of an East Village, Manhattan shop which trades in antiques and other rarities. The show premiered on November 4, 2010, and airs on the Discovery Channel and its sister network, the Science Channel.

Oddities focuses on the day-to-day operation of Obscura Antiques & Oddities, and stars co-owners Mike Zohn and Evan Michelson and buyer Ryan Matthew, with appearances by other employees and customers. The store's employees search flea markets, personal collections, auctions, and antique shows for unique and unusual artifacts. Odd items bought and sold by the shop or featured on the show have included a mummified cat, a Rhesus monkey skull, art made from nail clippings, and a straitjacket.

Celebrities appearing on the show have included Jonathan Davis of the band Korn, Whitey Sterling, singer for the New York band Stiffs, Inc., musician Genesis P-Orridge, actress/comedian Amy Sedaris, actor Matthew Gray Gubler, artist Ann Hirsch, actress Chloë Sevigny, video game designer and commercial space flight enthusiast Richard Garriott, director Lloyd Kaufman, nerdcore rapper Schaffer The Darklord, musician Voltaire, artist Cynthia von Buhler, actor/comedian Paul Dinello, and "High Pitch Eric" of The Howard Stern Show. Legendary New York playwright Edgar Oliver has appeared on the program multliple times and appears in the show's title sequence admiring a straitjacket.

Mysteries of the Missing

August 26, 2017

Explore the most startling disappearances of the modern era, looking at what we know happened that fateful day, what the theories behind their vanishing are – and what science can tell us about what really happened.

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