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Doomsday fanatics believe that a lost civilization predicted our fate more than 1,000 years ago - that the world will come to an end on 21st December 2012. They claim that fire will pour down from the skies and the oceans will rise up and swallow the land. They are adamant destruction on this date is certain, and evid...
Setting out a plausible hypothetical scenario for a first contact event, ‘Alien Encounters' probes the minds of some of the world's leading astrophysicists, astrobiologists and sci-fi writers, to explore how alien life might communicate with humanity.
Through cutting-edge science and dramatic science fiction, examine the eternally significant and exciting questions of how humans would respond to a sudden alien encounter.
In an all-new, 6-part series, ‘Alien Encounters 3' continues the story in a world in which humans and the newly arrived aliens live side by side. As babies are born tainted with the Alien virus, a new message arrives with an unclear agenda, puzzling experts around the world. Is it an alien tool, or the alien itself?
The Discovery Channel takes viewers on a dramatic virtual mission of the future - a trip to a fictional planet known as Darwin 4.
Although we have extreme weather on earth, it is nothing in comparison to the wettest, dustiest and most brutal 'Alien Storms.'
This all-new special is an “Encyclopedia Galactica” of non-Earth life forms, and an investigation into the latest scientific understanding of life beyond planet Earth. ALIENS: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE showcases the extraordinary scientists who are currently grappling with extraordinary questions about alien life.
Amateur inventors are given the opportunity to present their products to a team of experts. From dog toys to personal robots, do any of the inventions merit financial investment?
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There are many ways the Apocalypse might emerge – from the bowels of the Earth or the skies above - from the depths of space or the lungs of that guy coughing in the cubicle next to you.
For thousands of years, the possibility of life in our own solar system has tantalized scientific minds. To help solve science's greatest mystery, ‘Are we Alone?' ventures to the strangest, harshest regions of our own planet.
‘Bad Universe' is presented by Phil Plait (phD, Astronomy) and he is on a mission to debunk all the junk science out there and reveal the truth.
As part of Pop Science Thursdays on Discovery Science, ‘Bang Goes the Theory' returns for a second season filled with bold and fun tests which push science to its limits, with big experiments and team challenges along the way.
The successful and ever-popular science series ‘Bang Goes the Theory’ returns for an exciting fourth series packed full of daring and engaging tests that push science to its limits, interspersed with big experiments and team challenges.
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Ben brings you four amazing television specials devoted to the themes of crime, art, money and science where he's going to set himself a remarkable challenge - to deceive and surprise a group of people with nothing but his extraordinary skill and his ability to mislead.
In brand new series, ‘The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius', follow two teams of contestants as they attempt to solve a seemingly impossible engineering challenge.
Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger showcases Kiwi ingenuity combined with science. James Coleman and Greg Page take everyday household items, look closely at the science involved in their inner workings, then set about re-modelling them to solve problems created by their inherent limitations.
In ‘Bionic Builders', Hollywood stuntman and amputee Casey Pieretti works with his engineering partner Bill Spracher to invent, test and build outrageous prosthetics that allow their clients to surpass human ability while attempting to replace a missing part of their lives.
Criss-crossing the globe, ‘Body Bizarre' embarks on a voyage of discovery unlike any other. From India's child snake charmers to the world's hairiest girl, this series uncovers the real human stories behind the headlines.
From fence posts and fishing tackle to surf boards and shears, brand new series ‘Body Invaders’ reveals the gruesome and incredible stories of people from round the world who have accidentally ended up with foreign objects inside their bodies.
‘Brainiac’ is back once again, to prove to viewers that science really can be fun. Join British host and comedian Vic Reeves as he and his daredevil team of ‘Brainiacs’ carry out a variety of weird and wonderful experiments.
In ‘Brave New World', Professor Stephen Hawking presents a global exploration of the scientific breakthroughs that are transforming our lives in the 21st century.
Everyday objects are engineered to be safe, but everything has a breaking point. In this fascinating series, the ‘Breaking Point’ team, led by a theoretical engineer and a hands-on mechanic, is on a mission to push a variety of objects to their absolute limit
Discovery Science Channel takes viewers behind the scenes of the world's biggest construction projects in Building the Biggest.
Building the Future looks at our phenomenal ingenuity in engineering, and explores the mind-boggling feats of construction that shape our world. All over the world we’re currently defying the four basic elements – fire, water, air and earth - to build immense, useful, ambitious and environmentally friendly projects t...
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Thousands of people claim to have been visited by aliens and taken into a strange craft where they have undergone bizarre sexual examinations.
‘Code Breakers' is an unceasing pursuit of stories hiding in the codes and symbols left behind by those with a secret to keep. Each hour-long episode sets out to investigate a hidden biblical code discovered within a genuine, undisputed artefact.
‘Codes and Conspiracies’, explores the unknown, hidden stories behind the world’s most iconic places, groundbreaking inventions, and influential people. These are the facts you DON’T know, the all-important details ignored by “traditional” history… the REAL facts of the past, present and future.
‘The Colony’ is a controlled experiment to see exactly what it would take to survive and recover from a global catastrophe. For 10 weeks, a group of 10 volunteers will be isolated in an urban environment outside of Los Angeles. They must work together to create a liveable society - but have no electricity, no running ...
‘The Colony', a controlled experiment that places ordinary people in a simulated post-catastrophic environment, returns.
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Right now, massive meteors and asteroids are orbiting dangerously close to Earth. Scientists believe that it’s not a question of if they’ll strike again, but when. What type of damage could they cause? What can we do to stop a caroming asteroid that’s headed toward us, or prevent future Near Earth Objects from lining ...
With scientists predicting three to five major natural disasters each year, 'Could It Happen Here?' looks six different cities around the world and analyses if each city is prepared for disaster to strike.
Today, world-renowned scientist Dr. J. Craig Venter announced that he and his team at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) became the first in history to synthetically create a living, self-replicating cell. The news holds groundbreaking potential for solutions to a host of global challenges, including generatin...
‘Creatures Inside Us' is a fascinating one-off documentary exploring the human body. Currently, there are 100 trillion life forms in residence on you, and inside you.
With a combination of feature television field reporting, hosted interviews and informed news updates, the special will focus exclusively on the science and technology involved to bring this historic mission to life.
Investigate the science behind the most bizarre demises ever recorded in the brand-new second series of ‘Curious and Unusual Deaths'.
Discovery Science presents ‘Da Vinci’s Machines,’ a fascinating series bringing to life the drawings of one of the greatest artists of all time, Leonardo Da Vinci.
Discover what happens when scientific research goes too far in all new ‘Dark Matters: Twisted But True'.
This April, Discovery Science examines what happens when scientific research goes too far. Exploring questions some say should not be asked, ‘Dark Matters: Twisted But True' takes viewers inside the laboratory to profile strange science and expose some of history's most bizarre experiments.
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Machines of Malice deconstructs mankind's most unkind inventions - machines designed to cause untimely demise. Find out how they work, and why the most devious devices are often the pinnacle of design.
Dino Body’ is a thrilling series and presents dinosaurs as you have never seen them before, from the inside. Discovery Science offers a sharp, definitive and highly entertaining guide to dinosaur anatomy using ground-breaking computer generated imagery and the latest biomechanical understanding. The deconstruction of ...
Everything you thought you knew about dinosaurs is wrong! In the past few decades, there has been a revolution in how scientists view dinosaurs. Recent developments in the study of dinosaur culture reveal they are much more active, complex and colorful than we ever imagined -- more like birds than sluggish reptiles.
The award-winning series, Dynamo: Magician Impossible, is back for a brand new four-part series that once again pushes the boundaries of magic and illusion.
For decades, scientists have been steadily gathering evidence proving that mankind’s current way of life cannot be sustained much longer. This has inspired some of the best minds to come up with amazing solutions, revolutionary concepts and cutting edge technologies that just might hold the key to reversing environmen...
By 2050, 75% of the world’s population will live in cities. ‘Ecopolis’ is a virtual city created to represent the future of urban living. If we continue to live as we do now, the Ecopolis you see at the beginning of each programme will make the mega-cities of Blade Runner look like a Disney paradise. But we have seen ...
In fascinating series ‘Elements’, Professor of Theoretical Physics Jim Al-Khalili goes on a journey to find out how the mysterious, sensuous world of the elements was discovered and mapped,
Discovery Science invites you to watch ‘Engineered,’ a behind-the-scenes look at how people and machines create some of life's most fascinating things. This exciting series takes curious viewers behind four familiar objects, including the challenges of their design, the machines that make them work and the tests done ...
Shot over three years and granted behind-the-scenes access ‘Engineering Ground Zero' follows the reconstruction of the hallowed 16 acres at Ground Zero.
Architect Danny Forster gets up close and personal with mega-construction in the fourth series of ‘Extreme Engineering’. Along the way, Danny explores design and construction of amazing structures. From the construction of the Arizona Cardinal’s Football Stadium in the USA to the construction of the Shanghai World Fin...
Going backstage in state-of-the-art food factories reveals the pressure-cooker challenge to create the next hit recipe and precision operations that ensures the consistent delivery of the goodies we all crave.
Accounts of children raised by animals have been the stuff of myth and legend for generations, but scattered among these folktales are stories of horrifying truths. In brand new series ‘Feral Children', anthropologist Mary-Ann Ochota sets off on the trail of these extraordinary youths.
Join four eccentric but passionate investigators as they embark on their single-minded mission to find the elusive "creature" known as Bigfoot or the Sasquatch.
Welcome to the 2011 U.S. Anvil Shooting Championship! For more than 200 years anvil shooting has been an American custom, but now this centuries-old tradition is being transformed into a competitive sport. Join Mythbusters Tory Belleci, as he explores the history of this bizarre practice.
Ever wonder how every vegetable is cut perfectly in each can of Campbell’s Vegetable Soup, or how toffee is made? Uncover the manufacturing secrets of some of Canada’s favourite foods in fascinating new series ‘Food Factory’.
Ever wonder how chocolaty Easter crème eggs get to the masses, or how flaky kosher salt is made? Uncover the manufacturing secrets of some of Canada's favourite foods in fascinating new series ‘Food Factory'.
Ever wonder how ground coffee is produced, or how about the marvel that is maple bacon chocolate pods? Uncover the manufacturing secrets of some of Canada's favourite foods in fascinating new series ‘Food Factory series 3'.
New series ‘Forecasting the End' dives into the hair-raising theories behind earth-ending science. Hear how disasters like super-volcanoes, mega-tsunamis and deadly solar flares aren't as far-fetched as you think.
From executive producer Steven Spielberg, comes ‘Freedom Rising, showcasing the men and women determined to rebuild and restore a sacred site and construct the new, 104-story One World Trade Center.
‘Future Weapons’ returns for a brand new season with former US Navy SEAL Richard 'Mack' Machowicz. This exciting new series takes viewers into the macabre and secret world of weapons development, in his search to find the ultimate weapon.
Brand new series, ‘Futurescapes With James Woods', follows acclaimed actor James Woods on a journey to reveal world-changing breakthroughs and their implications for the future.
If you have ever wondered if people could actually fly around on a broomstick like fictional character Harry Potter, this show is for you.
‘The Gadget Show’ previews and reviews all the latest and future technology - to give you an insight into tomorrow’s gadgets today. The team of experts test a variety of consumer products in its own unique style, making them entertaining and accessible to the viewer.
‘The Gadget Show’ returns, and packs its suitcase and goes on tour!
Get an inside look into the new world of invention and meet the best and brainiest, coolest and craziest science rebels who are revolutionizing the world with their cutting-edge ideas in ‘Game Changers'.
‘Ghost Lab’ features the work of Everyday Paranormal - a paranormal investigation unit - who use cutting-edge technology to prove or disprove the existence of the supernatural. Founded by brothers Brad and Barry Klinge, each episode follows the team as they visit some of America's allegedly most haunted locations.
What does the future hold for cars when petrol is in short supply? ‘Green Wheels’ takes viewers on a fast-paced thrill ride to uncover the most cutting-edge, yet environmentally sound muscle and race cars.
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Can animals sense paranormal activity? What happens when pets see phantoms and dogs feel demonic forces? Exploring the connection between animals and the supernatural, chilling series ‘The Haunted' examines the true stories of people whose animals act as mediaries to the afterlife.
In the new interactive three-part series ‘Head Games', both viewers and on-screen subjects are challenged with brain games, mind puzzles and social experiments.
Discovery Science introduces kids to this new world with the premiere of ‘Head Rush', a new one-hour, programming block hosted by Kari Byron of the hit Discovery Channel series Mythbusters.
Host and architect Danny Forster will be travelling across China exploring the country's most ambitious projects and technological innovations to gain insight into China's newly urbanised society.
People take for granted many of the objects which make up the modern world- like mobile phones, waterproof clothing, water and cement. These simple things are often the products of the most extraordinary, highly sophisticated engineering and production processes.
'How Do They Do It?' returns for a seventh series, and gives viewers another behind-the-scenes look at how the ordinary objects that we take for granted are made.
Back for a brand new series How Do They Do It? reveals how people take for granted many of the objects which make up the modern world - cell phones, sunglasses, concrete, pencils, railway tracks, trainers, tires...even water.
‘How Does That Work?’ makes you reconsider what you thought you knew and tells you everything you ever wanted to know, including the things you always meant to find out but forgot to ask. Packed with surprising facts, this entertaining and informative series gives you the down low on how everything works.
Join host Radosław Brzózka, as he explains the basic laws of physics that govern phenomena in the world around us, using examples from everyday devices and appliances.
Discovery Channel presents an eleventh season of the expository science series, ‘How It's Made'. Visiting dozens of factories, ‘How It's Made' explores more everyday items as they are put under the microscope and we discover how they are made.
Popular science series ‘How it's Made' puts everyday objects such as trumpets, sinks, pin ball machines, ballet slippers, cowboy boots and buses under the microscope to find out what it takes to manufacture the things we often take for granted.
Have you ever wondered how the items we use and rely upon on a daily basis are created? Popular science series ‘How it's Made' dissects things we see every day and breaks down the often complex processes involved in producing them.
‘How Stuff Works’ reveals all about the materials that make the world go round and a variety of well-known products we enjoy to eat and drink. Throughout the series, take a look at the amazing number of different and varied creations that can be derived from several fundamental resources. Follow the fascinating journe...
‘How Stuff Works' returns for a new series looking at a variety of things that makes the world go round. See the ingenious lengths people go to in order to turn fundamental elements into the varied products we know and love so much.
People are fascinated with how things work. 'How Stuff's Made' will take you on a worldwide journey to participate in the process of making everything from diesel engines in Austria at BMW, to whiskey in Kentucky at Jack Daniels. Meet the people behind the process, and witness the dramatic, funny and ingenious solutio...
New series ‘How Tech Works' travels the world to meet the inventors and innovators behind the planet's most cutting edge science and technology.
In an affectionate tribute, Shatner explains how ‘Star Trek' managed to turn itself from a humble, low-budget sci-fi series with low quality sets and shaky plot lines into a successful television franchise.
Brand new eight-part series, ‘How The Earth Works' follows the most dynamic and impassioned scientists on an adventure around the world to ask the biggest questions of our Earth.
Witness the fascinating moons, planets, stars, solar systems and galaxies that come together to create our cosmos in ‘How the Universe Works'.
Combining expert opinion with extraordinary computer generated imagery; the fascinating third series of, ‘How The Universe Works', uses modern astronomy to reveal the inner workings of outer space.
This dramatic series is back, following colossal transport adventures across land, sea and through the air to move monstrous structures never meant to leave their foundations.
This program offers a very unique look at the complex and mysterious workings of the human body. From babies to adults, men to women, athlete to musical prodigy - the science behind the body's amazing features are revealed. Why do opposites attract? What extraordinary sensory abilities do athletes, musicians and food ...
Award-winning evolutionary biologist Dan Riskin is our host as we travel the world to understand the mysteries of the mind that make us human.
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Discovery Science premieres the captivating new series, ‘I Faked My Own Death', which brings viewers dramatic first person accounts from individuals who staged their own death.
Meet the remarkable people who died and lived to tell the tale! Clinically deceased for a few minutes to a few hours, hear the extraordinary testimonies of those whose hearts stopped beating, whose lungs filled with water and whose brains began to shut down, yet were somehow brought back to life.
‘Industrial Junkie’ is an exciting new series which gets dangerously close to the mechanics and engineering of some of Europe’s biggest industries. Join engineering enthusiast Jonny Smith, who will be given exclusive access to several enormous industrial locations across Europe, and the opportunity to get his hands di...
There are earthly forces, airborne particles and organisms that coexist with humans, but cannot be seen by the naked eye. For the first time, this incredible series will capture the things we cannot see and explore them in intricate detail.
‘Is It Possible?’ is a brand new series that travels the globe to bring you the most incredible stories, using sophisticated tools and top field experts to reveal some of the world's most incredible people, creatures and inventions.
Host Chuck Nice teams up with the world's leading digital forensics expert, Hany Farid, to reveal the shocking truth behind some of the most amazing images on the Internet. Whether it's swimming with dozens of hungry sharks to prove the validity of some popular shark jumping photos, or trekking deep into the Everglad...
It's Effin' Science breaks away from the beakers and bunson burners to reinvigorate the world of science and conduct weird, wild and off-beat experiments that can only be described as "Effin' Science."
‘James May's 20th Century' looks at advances in aviation, warfare, medicine and examines the strange story of how the 20th century invented teenagers. Watch as the intrepid James has his brain photographed while he's looking at his favourite cars to see how he reacts to pleasure and the promise of speed.
In ‘James May's Man Lab', presenter James May is on a mission to save modern man. Thirty years ago men were a resourceful, practical and dependable band of brothers. Today, somehow, they have been reduced to shambling, useless, and unreliable oafs in the eyes of society, a reputation perpetuated by popular culture.
In the second series of his Man Lab experiment, James continues on his quest to help modern man relearn some of the vital skills that are now in danger of being lost forever.
Charismatic cosmologist Joao Magueijo believes he knows what happened at the beginning of time. His brilliant new theory provides fresh answers to the question “how did we all get here?” and explains many of the paradoxes of ‘The Big Bang’ – the zero hour when everything we know came into being.
The series follows entertainer, MMA commentator, trained martial artist and stand-up comic Joe Rogan and co-host Duncan Trussell as they look into paranormal and extraordinary mystery subjects like Bigfoot, psychic ability and UFOs.
Welcome to Jimmy's Junk, the premier junkyard for unique high-end inventors, builders, pickers, and mechanical experts who are on the lookout for specialised and bizarre parts needed to complete their passion projects or to begin a new one.
Jimmy's Junk is a yard which has all the parts needed for inventions to be created. Watch as Jimmy collects accessories and parts and making creations such as the Regurgitator, which appears to be a jet-propelled merry-go-round. Jimmy acts as a dealer whose junkyard has items that will make inventors' creations work.
n a world where global travel is the norm, the Earth's deadliest diseases are never more than a plane ride away. Despite significant advancements in modern medicine, killer pathogens, such as West Nile, Monkey Pox and E.coli continue to evolve at a rate that outstrips humanity’s progress.
Every year robot maniacs from around the world converge in San Francisco for RoboGames, a three-day event that celebrates the culture of extreme robotics. RoboGames is the Olympics of Robots - with the best minds competing in over 50 different events.
Humans are taking engineering to new heights and depths – which could only have been dreamed of - until now. The second series of 'Kings of Construction', profiles more of the most ambitious architectural projects of our time.
Six-part series ‘Kitchen Chemistry' is fronted by acclaimed chef Heston Blumenthal, who holds three coveted Michelin Stars for his restaurant ‘The Fat Duck'.
‘Landing On A Comet: Rosetta’, we’re following Europe’s comet chaser Rosetta on its decade long journey culminating in its exciting, ground-breaking attempt to land on a comet some 506 million kilometres from Earth.
he Space Shuttle Endeavour blasts off from the Kennedy Space Centre in May, marking the end of an era. After twenty-four flights into space, this iconic craft, along with the rest of the shuttle fleet, is entering retirement. It may be many years before NASA sends a man into space again.
Every year, rocket enthusiasts from around the country gather in Lucerne Valley, California for the ultimate event in competitive rocketry - LDRS, otherwise known as ‘Large, Dangerous Rocket Ships'.
Just like Planet Earth, our bodies are composed of various ecosystems, and like Earth, are populated by amazing creatures. Brand new series, ‘Life On Us’, explores the habitats of the human body, and their inhabitants, in an innovative safari.
Fusing the showmanship and mystery of street magic with the raw power of science, brand new series ‘Magic Of Science' exposes the marvellous mechanics behind these seemingly miraculous feats.
‘Man Made Marvels China’ fuses past and present by showcasing their innovative engineering wonders, and recognises that China is as just as well-known for its modern triumphs as it is for its past.
Shanghai, the world's most populated city is building the world's largest transport exchange. The Hongqiao Hub is set to shake up Shanghai's aging infrastructure with a transportation revolution: planes, trains and automobiles will all terminate in one massive building.
‘In Man Vs Weird’, comedian Simon Farnaby travels the world meeting people who claim they have superhuman powers. Do they? And can Simon use their powers too?
All over the world, men and women are drawing up blueprints to transform this science fiction into science fact. This series will fundamentally redefine what you perceive as possible.
At first glance, Hai Nguyen looks like any other 31-year-old Vietnamese man, but he has been bed-ridden for the past six years, weighed down by a stunning medical abnormality: what could quite possibly be the largest tumour in the world.
Discovery Science presents ‘Mars: The Quest For Life’. Mars is a frozen, hostile wasteland. Dust storms rage across the planet. Temperatures plummet 250 degrees below freezing. The “Red Planet” seems an unlikely place for water, let alone life. But could the basic elements of life exist here, even in this merciless en...
Take a high-octane ride into the wild blue yonder as brand new series ‘Master Blasters’ pits teams against each other in a race to design, build, and launch all manner of bizarre rocket machines into orbit.
Mean Green Machines is a fast paced, half hour thrill ride with the latest, hottest and greenest vehicles fresh from inventive minds to just off the assembly line.
Brand new one-hour special, ‘Meet The Aliens’ explores one of the most profound questions our species has ever asked; are we alone in the universe?
‘Mega Engineering’ goes inside the extreme engineering of the future to discover how technology is advancing today to help produce the buildings of tomorrow. In each episode, follow the monumental construction projects, as the series provides a unique glimpse into the work that it takes to produce these magnificent en...
‘Mega World’ is back for a second series. This fun, fast paced, no-nonsense series presenting a country’s innovations in science and technology, follows host Kevin Brouch as he explores innovations in a whole new set of locations. ‘Mega World’ takes one country and showcases its biggest, best and latest achievements i...
Host Kevin Brauch explores innovations in a brand new set of locations as each episode showcases the biggest, best and latest achievements in a broad range of scientific and engineering endeavours.
Fun, fast-paced, science and technology focused ‘Mega World' is back for an exciting fourth series presenting a country's most impressive innovations.
For thousands of years, lost pieces of the universe have been buried deep below the earth's surface. Discovery Science Channel is bringing viewers on a thrilling search for these hard to find, ancient alien visitors in the all-new series METEORITE MEN.
For thousands of years meteorites have slammed into the earth's surface, carrying an invaluable record of the very beginnings of the solar system. But finding meteorites, some buried throughout centuries by thick layers of dirt and sediment, is no easy task.
Mighty Planes explores the art and science of aviation, on planes that soar to faraway places on astounding missions.
‘Mighty Ships’ provides exclusive access to some of the world's most extraordinary working ships. Featuring stunning visuals from aboard these vessels, it explores the mechanics of each ship and the intricate relationships of those aboard. Each episode provides unprecedented access to everything above and below deck, ...
‘Mighty Ships’ provides exclusive access to some of the world's most extraordinary working ships. Featuring stunning visuals from aboard these vessels, take an in-depth look at the mechanics of each ship and the intricate relationships of the people on board. Explore the HDMS Absalon, one of the high military ships o...
Mighty Ships' returns for a third series, providing exclusive access to some of the world's most extraordinary working ships.
Super-size series 'Mighty Ships' returns, providing exclusive access to some of the world's most extraordinary working ships. Featuring stunning visuals from aboard these vessels, take an in-depth look at the mechanics of each ship and the intricate relationships of the people on board.
Climb aboard as ‘Mighty Ships' returns for an exciting fifth series, providing exclusive access to some of the world's most astonishing working ships.
Climb aboard as ‘Mighty Ships' returns for an exciting sixth series, providing exclusive access to some of the world's most astonishing working ships.
‘Mission Critical: Hubble’ follows NASA astronauts as they attempt the most dangerous shuttle mission in history.
It is a life or death battle between modern medicine and evolution as patients fight off the Monsters Inside Me....
Discovery Science tells the hidden stories of the people who made the astronauts' mission possible. From the gigantic Saturn V rocket to the fragile tissue paper lunar lander, we examine the engineering that landed men on the moon, and meet the people behind it.
My Giant Face Tumour tells the story of Jose Mestre, a 53-year-old man from Portugal thought to have the world’s largest facial tumour.
Follow the awe-inspiring and emotional journeys taken by people battling with extraordinary medical conditions as they try to lead normal lives.
‘Mystery Diagnosis' follow the stories of desperate individuals whose perseverance and vigilance helped them obtain a diagnosis that in many cases, save their lives.
‘Mystery Diagnosis’ is an outstanding, compelling show about people who have faced a wide range of bizarre and unaccountable health conditions, and the dedication of the medics charged with their care as they strive to uncover the truth behind their patients' mystery illnesses.
This new series of ‘Mystery Diagnosis', follows the stories of several individuals who are desperate to get to the bottom of their unknown illnesses. Every year, millions of Americans fall prey to real-life medical mysteries - ailments that go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed for years.
Mythbusters returns for an exciting fourth series, combining the spirit of curiosity with scientific know-how to uncover the truth behind popular myths and urban legends. Hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, along with Tory Belleci, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara, devise a multitude of scientific experiments to determin...
To commemorate NASA’s 50th birthday, relive the dramatic story of the space agency’s pioneering, ‘Greatest Missions’ – join them from the early quest to break through the Sound Barrier, to the historic first moon landing, the breathtaking first Shuttle launch and the spine-tingling unattached space walk.
In more than half a century of space exploration, NASA has captured images of some of the most extraordinary things in the universe.
The future holds the promise of an array of technology that will make life easier, more fun, better, safer and cooler.
New York City is a remarkable place - popular with tourists and home to approximately eight million people. This bustling metropolis is dependant on complex transportation, a huge amount of electricity and a water and waste system sufficient enough to cope with the rising demand.
Oddities dives into the weird world of strange and extraordinary science artifacts through the eyes of the proprietors of New York's Obscura Oddities.
In July 2005, London won the bid to host the 2012 Summer Olympics. Now the race is on to transform a massive waste land the size of Monaco, into a venue worthy of holding this historic global event.
Poignant one hour special ‘One Giant Leap: A Neil Armstrong Tribute', celebrates the life of one of the world's greatest pioneers.
The science of escape and the art of ingenuity gets put to the test as escapologist Jonathan Goodwin attempts to break out of bizarre and dangerous homemade contraptions in Discovery Channel's ‘One way Out'.
Kara Cooney is an Egyptologist with an insatiable curiosity about the ancient world. In her quest for answers, Kara travels the globe and presents a new approach to unravelling some perplexing mysteries at the root of the world’s oldest civilizations
‘Physics of the Impossible’ examines the realities of the technology promised in science fiction using a new scale of impossibility by host Dr Michio Kaku. Each episode of this fascinating series examines the science that underpins these revolutionary technologies, exploring the latest research that could bring them c...
Join host Baratunde Thurston for an exciting journey into our future, as he examines how the characteristics of human life will fundamentally evolve.
'Powering the Future' is hosted by Dr. M. Sanjayan, lead scientist at The Nature Conservancy, and the series is a fascinating study of how we can transform our energy needs and what our energy future will look like.
Unsuspecting people are lured into truly surprising and hilarious pranks, all in the name of science in fun new series ‘Prank Science’
‘Prehistoric’ takes viewers on an incredible journey back in time to see what stood, lived, fought and died hundreds, thousands, even millions of years ago.
Over the last several million years, humans have changed almost everything they eat. And this change in diet has transformed the human race in return.
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In an island warehouse in San Francisco Bay, a team of engineers and scientists are inventing the future one prototype at a time. This crack team takes on the problems of today's world by imagining the craziest, one-of-a-kind prototypes of tomorrow, and then building them. Including two scientists, an electrical engineer
Pumpkins become projectiles in the annual ‘Punkin Chunkin' extravaganza where teams (and more than 30 thousand fans) gather in a Delaware cornfield to see whose homemade contraption can propel a pumpkin the farthest.
As part of Backyard Engineering night on Discovery Science, ‘Punkin Chunkin 2010' follows 120 teams of backyard engineers who converge each year in Bridgeville, Delaware for the Annual Punkin' Chunkin' World Championships.
Premiering exclusively on Discovery Science Pyros is an exclusive premiere which takes an explosive and up-close look at how some of the world's most spectacular firework shows are pulled off.
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‘Raging Nature’ collects together extraordinary videos of unbelievable incidents from across the world caused by ‘Mother Nature’, showcasing all the action caught on film. Witness this awe-inspiring nature footage, featuring Swarms, sandstorms, giant hailstones and freak electricity storms.
‘Really Big Things’ is a fascinating series that profiles the inner workings of massive man-made wonders that are changing the way we live. Host Matt Rogers takes viewers across the globe to bring the audience up close with enormous structures, giant telescopes and big machines. The series explores Germany to see the ...
Brand new series, ‘Redesign My Brain' explores the science of neuroplasticity, which has found that with specific training anyone can become smarter, increase their memory capacity, and reverse mental aging.
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Join teams across America as they struggle to get their monstrous air cannons and medieval weapons of war built and tested in time for the Punkin' Chunkin' World Championships, in entertaining documentary ‘Road to Punkin' Chunkin''.
The show follows several teams of top engineers from around the U.S. as they struggle to compete for a monetary grand prize, to build the first vehicle able to drive itself through an urban obstacle course not designed for human driving - a mock city with traffic circles, disabled vehicles, cinder block and ridiculous...
Huntsville, Alabama, is also called ‘Rocket City' and is home to the ‘Rocket City Rednecks', a group of real-life redneck geniuses who apply backwoods know-how to big questions in science, technology and engineering.
Scanning the Skies: The Discovery Channel Telescope focuses on the planning and construction of a state-of-the-art telescope by Discovery Networks.
Brand new to Discovery Science, internationally-renowned physicist Dr Micho Kaku examines the realities of the seemingly impossible.
‘Sci-Fi Saved My Life' tells the remarkable story of the science behind some of the biggest science fiction cult movies and television series.
Brand new to Discovery Science, internationally-renowned physicist Dr Micho Kaku examines the realities of the seemingly impossible.
In season two of the hit series ‘Sci-Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible', world-renowned physicist and best-selling author Dr. Michio Kaku returns to tackle how mankind will deal with real-life situations from the world of science fiction.
Boldly going where no science series has gone before, ‘Sci-Trek’ will take viewers to worlds they have only imagined.
‘The Science of Fear and Lust’ exposes the surprising secrets behind these emotions, exploring the scientific processes which go on within our bodies to generate pleasant and overpowering feelings.
'Science of Sex Appeal' is a programme that examines every detail of human sex appeal and explores it in terms of its evolution and function.
Star Wars movies have done more than entertain – they are now changing the way we live. Three decades ago, the futuristic inventions presented in Star Wars belonged to another time and place, in a galaxy far, far away. Yet society is catching up fast, and a generation of inventors have brought us to the precipice of ...
‘Science of the Movies’ invites you on an incredible journey exploring the scientific world that exists behind the movie screen. Enthusiastic host and self-proclaimed ‘movie geek’, Nar Williams meets the visionary artists, investigates the innovative technology and discovers the remarkable techniques responsible for c...
Buckle up for an amazing journey through the world's most advanced weapons laboratories in ‘Secret Weapons'.
Examine the fact and fiction behind the birth of one of the world's largest religions in brand new series ‘Secrets Of Christianity'. Join renowned journalist and host Simcha Jacobovici as he travels to spectacular locations including Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Europe and Turkey.
Brand new series, ‘Secrets of the Earth', explores Earth with the same sense of awe and wonder normally reserved for alien worlds.
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Join brand sceptic Alex Riley on an always insightful and often surprising journey to discover society's fascination with brands. New series ‘Secrets of the Superbrands' analyses the brand cornerstones of fashion, technology and food, and attempts to find out why it is some people are seemingly programmed to desire them
‘Seven Wonders of the Industrial World' examines seven engineering accomplishments that occurred during the Industrial Revolution, which paved the way for improving the way people lived their lives and how they travelled forever.
Travel from the Sun to the far-out reaches of Neptune as spectacular series ‘Seven Wonders of the Solar System’ explores the very latest breath-taking images sent directly from space.
SINKHOLES: SWALLOWED ALIVE reveals eye-opening true stories from sinkhole survivors and eye witness accounts.
Smash Lab is a ground-breaking new series that challenges a team of maverick engineers and designers to take existing technology and apply it in revolutionary new life-preserving ways.
‘Space Pioneer’ is a fascinating six-part series where physicist and host Dr. Basil Singer eagerly plays the role of human guinea pig in his quest to find answers. Follow him as he investigates whether humans could possibly call Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn's moon Titan, and Jupiter's moons Callisto and Gliese 581c th...
Brand new series, ‘Space Voyages', takes a behind the scenes look at the latest explorations into space as well as past successes, and possible future missions.
Exciting new documentary ‘Spider-Man Tech' delves into the fascinating evolution of the popular character.
For the first time in history we go inside the closely guarded National Reconnaissance Office, a secret intelligence agency, to meet the men and women behind America's spy satellite programme.
New series ‘Sport Science' explores the science and engineering underlying athletic endeavours. Hosted by John Brenkus, the show explores the answers to a raft of scientific questions relating to sport, including reaction times and physical feats of athletes.
Discovery Science offers an insightful look into the world of espionage in this gripping new series ‘Spy Wars'.
This series brings to the small screen the seemingly sick, strange and shocking habits and practices from people around the world.
Follow pioneering doctors, scientists, and innovators around the world as they explore bold new techniques, introduce us to patients whose lives are now being transformed by stem cell therapy, and explore the ethical and philosophical issues that come with such epic breakthroughs.
Stephen Hawking biography stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the young Stephen Hawking who, as a bright and ambitious PHD student at Cambridge University, is diagnosed with the debilitating motor neurone disease and given two years to live.
In Stephen Hawking's Grand Design the planet's most eminent physicist will be addressing three more of the most contentious issues that surround scientific understanding. Did God create the universe? What is the meaning of life? And what he regards as the key to the cosmos: the Theory of Everything.
The World's most famous living scientist, Professor Stephen Hawking explores the splendour and majesty of the stars and planets, galaxies and supernovae that shape and populate the cosmos.
‘Storm Chasers 2008’ meets the motley collection of scientists, enthusiasts and eccentrics who are preparing themselves for another season of deadly tornados.
In ‘Storm Rider’ prepare to witness the world's biggest storms and meet the individuals who live directly in the path of nature's fury.
Brand new series, ‘Strangest Weather on Earth', explores a range of fascinating weather events. Meet the eyewitnesses caught up in extraordinary events and discover the science behind these bizarre phenomena.
Returning series, ‘Strangest Weather on Earth', explores a range of fascinating weather events. Meet the eyewitnesses caught up in extraordinary events and discover the science behind these bizarre phenomena.
How do Dubai's super skyscrapers stand on the sand? What keeps San Francisco's biggest structures anchored during earthquakes? Find out and explore the geological, architectural and technological foundations of the world's largest cities in ‘Strip The City'.
‘Alternative engineer' and survival expert Chris Hackett prides himself on inventing modern technology from junk piles, dumpsters and maybe even a compost heap. Creativity, experience and tourniquets are a must. Proper tools and safety equipment are optional.
The sun is our planets nearest star and integral to our survival. However, its existence is still a mystery that continues to drive scientific enquiry and ingenuity.
Follow the global quest to track down and investigate incredible people with abilities that extend far beyond that of ordinary humans in brand new series, ‘Superhuman Showdown'.
Surviving a life threatening situation demands not only a powerful will to live, but a fair amount of luck and - perhaps most importantly - the ability to think clearly under pressure. In extreme situations, split-second decisions are crucial and plentiful.
Host and survival expert Les Stroud is back for a third season of ‘Survivorman’. No food, no water, no shelter, Survivorman’s Les Stroud must rely on his years of training, raw instincts and sheer will to survive alone for seven days in the world’s harshest environments with little more than a multitool.
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Exciting and cutting-edge, brand new series ‘Tech Toys 360' scours the globe to bring viewers VIP access to the most innovative technology of the 21st century. Explore the most up-to-date high-tech gadgetry, super distinct designs and revolutionary vehicles and meet the innovators behind these modern wonders.
Join the global search for the next generation of innovative, cutting-edge and one-of-a-kind products in the exciting new second series of ‘Tech Toys 360’.
From the submarine to the surfboard, the racing yacht to the RV, the tank to the rubbish truck, human innovation has been driven by our desire to move beyond the limitations of our bodies design.
From the Bicycle to the Bush Plane, the Canoe to the Car-Boat, the Roller Coaster to the RV, human innovation has been driven by our desire to move beyond the limitations of our bodies design.
Academy Award®-winning actor and space enthusiast Morgan Freeman executive produces, hosts and narrates 'Through the Wormhole' an exploration of the greatest mysteries of the universe.
Reflecting on the great mysteries of the cosmos, Academy Award®-winning actor and space enthusiast Morgan Freeman returns to guide viewers ‘Through the Wormhole' in this astonishing second series.
Academy-Award® winner Morgan Freeman returns to Discovery Science to host a mind-blowing third series of ‘Through The Wormhole'.
Morgan Freeman returns in a fifth series of ‘Through The Wormhole' to ask the most complex scientific questions of our age. First up is appropriately ‘When Did Time Begin?', which asks if time and space are the same thing, and whether the Big Bang started the cosmic clock?
‘Time Warp’ returns with a brand new series which follows the team as they continue to make the invisible become visible. Viewers will get to explore our world in astonishing and spectacular new ways as Jeff Lieberman and Matt Kearney capture all the stunning action on high-tech.
In the USA they call it Tornado Alley; the stretch of land that runs from Texas, north through Oklahoma, into Nebraska and Kansas. Here, a unique combination of geography and climate conspire to create some of the most spectacular, powerful and deadly weather in the world.
‘Trek Nation' journeys with Rod Roddenberry, the son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, as he explores his father's legacy.
‘Tyrannosaurus Sex’ is a groundbreaking programme that investigates dinosaur reproduction. The latest scientific evidence and interviews with paleobiologists unravel the mysteries surrounding the ritual courtship and mating habits these beasts.
‘Ultimate Power Builders’ investigates the environmentally-friendly methods that engineers are utilising to fuel our cities for future generations. Throughout the series, learn how natural energy sources such as solar, nuclear fusion, wind and steam are being harnessed in order to create a sustainable existence for al...
Premiering as part of the ‘Incredible Inventions' season on Discovery Channel this May, ‘Unchained Reaction' is a brand new six-part series presented by Mythbusters' Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman.
A team of four professional UFO investigators has come together to investigate the phenomena. They are travelling across America in attempt to hunt down the truth.
Brand new series, ‘The Unexplained Files' explores the mysterious tales that until now, have no credible explanation.
Follows the nation’s ultimate cerebral competition. Fifty of the country’s greatest mental athletes go head to head in a battle royale of unbelievable mind games.
In new three-part series ‘Visions of the Future', leading theoretical physicist and futurist Dr Michio Kaku explores the cutting edge science of today and tomorrow, explaining how many ideas viewed as science fiction are close to becoming science fact.
British animated characters, Wallace and Gromit turn their hands, and paws, to TV presenting as they showcase mind-boggling machines and inventions from around the world. In this fascinating six-part science series, the comedy duo, explore the wonders of the natural world and look at inventions inspired by Mother Nature.
‘Ways to Save the Planet’ features a team of the world’s most prominent scientists and engineers, including the UK’s Dr Basil Singer, who, between them embark on a range of cutting edge projects.
Technology and history collide in ‘Weapon Masters’, where we witness the power of pivotal world-changing weapons. But did the ancient craftsman get it right?
'Weaponology' takes a closer look at the development of military weapons throughout history. Weapons technology has progressed from catapults, to laser-guided weapons through a combination of ingenious inventions, lateral thinking and battlefield experience.
‘Weird Connections’ is a fast-paced and entertaining glimpse at the strangest experiments being performed in the name of science. Discover the secret of locust flight and its amazing ability to avoid mid-air collisions, meet a scientist who likes to play video games with flies, blindfolded seals reveal how they are ab...
Weird or What? returns with a brand new series, investigating all that is mysterious and strange in the world, and asks, is it really inexplicable, or can we find a logical, scientific explanation?
The third series of ‘Weird Or What?' continues on an irresistible journey into the eerie, the unknown, and the unexplained. Across the 10-episodes the programme explores stories about everything from real-life monsters and aliens that walk among us, to mysterious curses, and stories of paranormal encounters.
In Weird or What? Discovery Science investigate all that is mysterious and weird in the world and ask - Is it really inexplicable? Or can we find a logical, scientific explanation?
‘Weird Science’ is a fast-paced and entertaining glimpse at the strangest experiments being performed in the name of science. Biologist Claire Rind takes a locust to the movies by showing it the action sequences from blockbuster 'Star Wars'.
Brand new two-part series, ‘What Is That?', is the addictive show that leaves viewers guessing what they're watching on screen.
‘What's That About?’ is a definitive look at the drama, science and technology of worlds few people ever get to experience first hand.
Premiering as part of a special ‘Space Season' on Discovery Science, ‘When Aliens Attack' explores the haunting questions that have been raised by some of the top researchers, scientists and government agencies.
Brand new one-off, ‘When Robots Rule', examines the controversies provoked by the imminence of self-aware computers. Get a behind the scenes look at the laboratories and universities, the garages and secret military research facilities, where tomorrow's super intelligent machines are being conceived today.
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We've all heard the stories of unidentified flying objects, mysterious little green men and alien invasions. They've been the subject of endless blockbuster films, science fiction thrillers and television series. But is there any fact behind the science fiction frenzy?
Entertaining series ‘Wreckreation Nation’ follows host and American comedian Dave Mordal as he travels America in search of bizarre hometown traditions, unusual competitions and the peculiar quirks that make this country unique.
‘X-Machines’ is an exciting series about the largest and most technologically advanced machines from around the world.
‘You Have Been Warned’ is a fast-paced countdown of the world’s top 20 YouTube homemade science stunts and experiments. Each episode finds the cleverest, funniest, most daring, outrageous or just downright bizarre clips - and uses a top cast of the world’s best science experts to unpack and explain them for us