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1998 - 2004, Science
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Episode Guide

  • Discover Magazine - Forensic Detectives (Episode 112)
    Episode 112:

    Forensic Detectives

    One of the most shocking crimes of the 19th century has a new twist.

  • Discover Magazine - Mummies of the Philippines (Episode 108)
    Episode 108:

    Mummies of the Philippines

    Recent discoveries ignite new interest among scientists.

  • Discover Magazine - The Hunt (Episode 107)
    Episode 107:

    The Hunt

  • Discover Magazine - Science Detectives III (Episode 106)
    Episode 106:

    Science Detectives III

    A convicted man is released due to evidence in DNA, 10 years later; forensic chemistry.

  • Discover Magazine - Neanderthal (Episode 105)
    Episode 105:

    Neanderthal

  • Discover Magazine - Poison Reversion (Episode 104)
    Episode 104:

    Poison Reversion

    Governments seek out deadly poisons and delivery systems as weapons.

  • Discover Magazine - A Sceptic's Guide (Episode 103)
    Episode 103:

    A Sceptic's Guide

    The Amazing Randi offers $1 million to anyone who can prove to have paranormal abilities.

  • Discover Magazine - Who Killed Lincoln? (Episode 102)
    Episode 102:

    Who Killed Lincoln?

  • Discover Magazine - Science Mysteries (Episode 101)
    Episode 101:

    Science Mysteries

  • Discover Magazine - The Earliest Immigrants; Real Story of Jamestown (Episode 99)
    Episode 99:

    The Earliest Immigrants; Real Story of Jamestown

    Men discover a skull in a river; graves in historic Jamestown, Va., tell the story of diplomat John Smith.

  • Discover Magazine - Outer Space (Episode 98)
    Episode 98:

    Outer Space

    Scientists investigate if life on Mars is really possible.

  • Discover Magazine - Bones of Contention (Episode 97)
    Episode 97:

    Bones of Contention

    Forensic scientists use bones to identify both victim and killer.

  • Discover Magazine - Pond Full of Mutants (Episode 94)
    Episode 94:

    Pond Full of Mutants

  • Discover Magazine - Terror in the Heartland (Episode 93)
    Episode 93:

    Terror in the Heartland

  • Discover Magazine - Uranium Cops (Episode 92)
    Episode 92:

    Uranium Cops

    Nuclear smuggling.

  • Discover Magazine - The Real Story of Jamestown (Episode 91)
    Episode 91:

    The Real Story of Jamestown

    In 1606, Londoners set forth for the New World.

  • Discover Magazine - Stealth Helicopter (Episode 90)
    Episode 90:

    Stealth Helicopter

  • Discover Magazine - High Tech in Pursuit (Episode 89)
    Episode 89:

    High Tech in Pursuit

  • Discover Magazine - Sacrifice (Episode 88)
    Episode 88:

    Sacrifice

    Evidence supports the theory that diverse cultures practiced human sacrifice.

  • Discover Magazine - Inside an Earthquake (Episode 87)
    Episode 87:

    Inside an Earthquake

    An earthquake devastates an area of Turkey in 1999.

  • Discover Magazine - Memory (Episode 86)
    Episode 86:

    Memory

    Some believe Robert Kennedy's assassin, Sirhan Sirhan, was programmed to kill, then forget.

  • Discover Magazine - Water (Episode 83)
    Episode 83:

    Water

  • Discover Magazine - Mosquito Nightmare (Episode 82)
    Episode 82:

    Mosquito Nightmare

    The West Nile virus is carried by mosquitos.

  • Discover Magazine - Forensic Gravel (Episode 81)
    Episode 81:

    Forensic Gravel

    Dirt on a victim leads to the murderer.

  • Discover Magazine - Ghost Ships of Pisa (Episode 80)
    Episode 80:

    Ghost Ships of Pisa

    Roman ships found.

  • Discover Magazine - The Pioneers of Flight (Episode 79)
    Episode 79:

    The Pioneers of Flight

    Aeroenvironment's unique planes.

  • Discover Magazine - The New Alcatraz (Episode 77)
    Episode 77:

    The New Alcatraz

    The Wisconsin Supermax is considered the new Alcatraz.

  • Discover Magazine - A Monster's Tale (Episode 76)
    Episode 76:

    A Monster's Tale

    Because Komodo dragons are immune to infections, they are of interest to scientists who want to create new antibiotics.

  • Discover Magazine - Secrets of the Samurai (Episode 75)
    Episode 75:

    Secrets of the Samurai

    Science behind the samurai's weapons.

  • Discover Magazine - Who Were the First Americans? (Episode 74)
    Episode 74:

    Who Were the First Americans?

    Wanderers may have settled in America 25,000 years ago.

  • Discover Magazine - The Last Neanderthals (Episode 73)
    Episode 73:

    The Last Neanderthals

    Neanderthals disappear without a trace.

  • Discover Magazine - The Body Electric (Episode 72)
    Episode 72:

    The Body Electric

    Doctors may be able to heal epilepsy and paralysis.

  • Discover Magazine - The Mysteries of Jade (Episode 71)
    Episode 71:

    The Mysteries of Jade

    Mayan jade quarries.

  • Discover Magazine - Engineering Secrets (Episode 70)
    Episode 70:

    Engineering Secrets

    MGM Grand Hotel fire; Titanic; Citicorp building.

  • Discover Magazine - The Next Plague (Episode 69)
    Episode 69:

    The Next Plague

    The Center for Disease Control studies a deadly new virus.

  • Discover Magazine - Hidden Temples (Episode 68)
    Episode 68:

    Hidden Temples

    People continue to find temples of the ancient Khmer empire.

  • Discover Magazine - Tornado of the Century (Episode 67)
    Episode 67:

    Tornado of the Century

    A 1999 storm unleashes 45 tornadoes.

  • Discover Magazine - Avalanche: Bracing for Disaster (Episode 66)
    Episode 66:

    Avalanche: Bracing for Disaster

    Researchers study potential Alaskan avalanches.

  • Discover Magazine - Black Holes: The Ultlimate Abyss (Episode 65)
    Episode 65:

    Black Holes: The Ultlimate Abyss

    Black holes.

  • Discover Magazine - Power of Fire (Episode 64)
    Episode 64:

    Power of Fire

    Fire walkers; controlled burns help prevent forest fires; technology helps protect firefighters; arson.

  • Discover Magazine - The New Dinosaurs (Episode 62)
    Episode 62:

    The New Dinosaurs

    Depth perception in dinosaurs; computer simulation of dinosaur sounds; killing prey.

  • Discover Magazine - Money, Money, Money (Episode 61)
    Episode 61:

    Money, Money, Money

    The U.S. Secret Service pursues international counterfeiters.

  • Discover Magazine - Protecting the Presidents (Episode 60)
    Episode 60:

    Protecting the Presidents

    A set of systems and structures are designed to protect U.S. presidents.

  • Discover Magazine - Canibalismo (Episode 59)
    Episode 59:

    Canibalismo

    Cannibalism in both the animal and human worlds.

  • Discover Magazine - Weird Worlds (Episode 58)
    Episode 58:

    Weird Worlds

    Hidden worlds of animals including bats, jellyfish and the gravedigger beetle.

  • Discover Magazine - Strange Memories (Episode 57)
    Episode 57:

    Strange Memories

    Many remain skeptical of Sirhan Sirhan's guilt in the assassination of Bobby Kennedy.

  • Discover Magazine - Behind the Headlines (Episode 56)
    Episode 56:

    Behind the Headlines

    Forensic evidence in big murder cases; O.J. Simpson trial; Unabomber; Princess Diana's death.

  • Discover Magazine - Living Fossils (Episode 55)
    Episode 55:

    Living Fossils

    The American horseshoe crab; dinosaurs may have evolved into modern birds; the archea microorganism.

  • Discover Magazine - Human Sacrifice (Episode 54)
    Episode 54:

    Human Sacrifice

    Scientists uncover evidence of Druid human sacrifices; new clues suggest the Anasazi were cannibals.

  • Discover Magazine - Bloodsuckers (Episode 53)
    Episode 53:

    Bloodsuckers

    The American vampire; fleas as a weapon; vampire bats may hold the key to treating heart disease; a leech farm.

  • Discover Magazine - Underworld (Episode 52)
    Episode 52:

    Underworld

    Boston's Big Dig, underground interstate; diamond mining; missile silo and DefCon1.

  • Discover Magazine - Poison II (Episode 50)
    Episode 50:

    Poison II

    Scientists again investigate the deadliest poisons, venoms and bacteria.

  • Discover Magazine - Underwater Secrets (Episode 49)
    Episode 49:

    Underwater Secrets

    Sex life of cephalopods; Blackbeard's ship; North Carolina aquatic devastation.

  • Discover Magazine - Animal Heroes (Episode 48)
    Episode 48:

    Animal Heroes

    The extraordinary senses, abilities, devotion and bravery of pets often benefit their owners.

  • Discover Magazine - Surveillance (Episode 47)
    Episode 47:

    Surveillance

    High-tech information-gathering mechanisms help rescue, prepare and protect people.

  • Discover Magazine - Science Detectives 2 (Episode 46)
    Episode 46:

    Science Detectives 2

    High-tech forensic tactics help solve old crimes; secret balloon bombs of World War II; dogs help solve crimes.

  • Discover Magazine - Fire (Episode 45)
    Episode 45:

    Fire

    Firewalkers; controlled burns in Yellowstone; firefighting technology; arson.

  • Discover Magazine - Deadly Hunt (Episode 44)
    Episode 44:

    Deadly Hunt

    Warplane disappears during a training mission; Blackbeard's ship; missing soldiers; deadly virus.

  • Discover Magazine - Air Disaster (Episode 43)
    Episode 43:

    Air Disaster

    Causes of air disasters; the Hindenburg; the first jet crash; airport technology; TWA flight 800.

  • Discover Magazine - Fatal Flaw (Episode 42)
    Episode 42:

    Fatal Flaw

    Tiny defects lead to big disasters; fire erupts in a Pennsylvania coal mine; the Leaning Tower of Pisa; warning device for trains.

  • Discover Magazine - The Science of Guns (Episode 41)
    Episode 41:

    The Science of Guns

    Boston ballistics unit tries to crack a triple homicide; elite Sniper School of the U.S. Army; renegade gun genius.

  • Discover Magazine - Doomsday? (Episode 39)
    Episode 39:

    Doomsday?

    A 2,000-year-old document predicts the end of the world.

  • Discover Magazine - Cops and Robbers (Episode 38)
    Episode 38:

    Cops and Robbers

    Crime-fighting technology.

  • Discover Magazine - Dead or Alive? (Episode 37)
    Episode 37:

    Dead or Alive?

    The mechanics of death; near-death experiences; human decomposition; the process of dying.

  • Discover Magazine - Born to Kill? (Episode 36)
    Episode 36:

    Born to Kill?

    New York State Police hunt a killer; soldiers; psychology of violent criminals.

  • Discover Magazine - Mutations (Episode 35)
    Episode 35:

    Mutations

    School children discover a group of deformed frogs; a mutant gene makes a family resemble werewolves; artificial life.

  • Discover Magazine - War (Episode 34)
    Episode 34:

    War

    The world of the American soldier changes; the Comanche battle helicopter.

  • Discover Magazine - Explosions (Episode 33)
    Episode 33:

    Explosions

    Architects design buildings to withstand terrorist attacks; robot removes unexploded land mines; the Grucci family creates fireworks displays.

  • Discover Magazine - Forensic Detectives II (Episode 32)
    Episode 32:

    Forensic Detectives II

    High-tech forensic tactics help solve old crimes; secret balloon bombs of World War II; dogs help solve crimes.

  • Discover Magazine - Secret Senses (Episode 30)
    Episode 30:

    Secret Senses

    Hippos use echolocation to navigate; insects detect the presence of bat sonar; birds that can see ultraviolet wavelengths; hidden human senses.

  • Discover Magazine - Deception (Episode 29)
    Episode 29:

    Deception

    The world of disguises; camouflage is a natural defense; Stealth fighters; self-deception; hypnosis.

  • Discover Magazine - Weather (Episode 28)
    Episode 28:

    Weather

    Satellites aid weather forecasters in their attempt to predict storms and other patterns.

  • Discover Magazine - Speed (Episode 27)
    Episode 27:

    Speed

    Physical limitations of race horses; mechanics of drag racers; fast airplanes; slowing down atoms.

  • Discover Magazine - Size and Scale (Episode 26)
    Episode 26:

    Size and Scale

    Size and scale in a variety of applications; diversity of living creatures; the solar system; flight technologies.

  • Discover Magazine - Immortality (Episode 24)
    Episode 24:

    Immortality

    The search for immortality.

  • Discover Magazine - Fear (Episode 23)
    Episode 23:

    Fear

    Soldiers are trained to overcome fear; exposure to prolonged fear causes brain damage in humans; Walt Disney World's Tower of Terror ride.

  • Discover Magazine - Survival (Episode 22)
    Episode 22:

    Survival

    Survival; trials/tribulations of childhood; sibling rivalry; parent-child conflict; surviving the pressures of combat.

  • Discover Magazine - Inside a Black Box (Episode 21)
    Episode 21:

    Inside a Black Box

    Black boxes on airplanes are helpful in recording details of hijackings.

  • Discover Magazine - Origins (Episode 20)
    Episode 20:

    Origins

    Human physiology; origins of execution; TV technology.

  • Discover Magazine - Poison (Episode 19)
    Episode 19:

    Poison

    Scientists search for the world's deadliest poisons; medical uses for snake venom; forensic science.

  • Discover Magazine - Security (Episode 18)
    Episode 18:

    Security

    Hackers break into corporate computer systems; scientists differentiate people using biometrics; ATM security.

  • Discover Magazine - Beyond Tomorrow (Episode 17)
    Episode 17:

    Beyond Tomorrow

    Innoventions Center at EPCOT; MIT artificial intelligence lab; future of the Internet.

  • Discover Magazine - Nature's Greatest Hits (Episode 16)
    Episode 16:

    Nature's Greatest Hits

    Tsunamis; earthquakes' volcanic eruptions.

  • Discover Magazine - Solar System (Episode 15)
    Episode 15:

    Solar System

    Studying the solar system; Apollo moon landing; 1976 Mars mission; life on Mars; Pluto.

  • Discover Magazine - Hidden Worlds (Episode 14)
    Episode 14:

    Hidden Worlds

    Mammoth Cave in Kentucky; underground sewage tunnels.

  • Discover Magazine - Genetics (Episode 13)
    Episode 13:

    Genetics

    Wolf/dog relationship; genetic research; genetics and behavior.

  • Discover Magazine - Engineering Disasters (Episode 12)
    Episode 12:

    Engineering Disasters

    A fire rips through MGM Grand Hotel; researchers study the sinking of the Titanic; engineers try to prevent a New York skyscraper from toppling.

  • Discover Magazine - Islands of Mystery (Episode 11)
    Episode 11:

    Islands of Mystery

    Stone palaces and temples of Nan Madol; two ships disappear near Marble Island; temples of Malta.

  • Discover Magazine - Crime Lab (Episode 10)
    Episode 10:

    Crime Lab

    Crime-solving techniques; Pan Am Flight 103; World Trade Center bombing.

  • Discover Magazine - Mummies (Episode 9)
    Episode 9:

    Mummies

    Archaeologists examine ancient mummies of Chile and Peru.

  • Discover Magazine - Sky Watchers (Episode 8)
    Episode 8:

    Sky Watchers

    Archaeologists uncover primitive solar calendars; modern-day astronomers; early American Indians.

  • Discover Magazine - Brain Stormers (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:

    Brain Stormers

    Children undergo radical brain surgery; breakthroughs in neuro-research.

  • Discover Magazine - The Science of Sex (Episode 6)
    Episode 6:

    The Science of Sex

    The male/female attraction; plastic surgeon's theory on beauty; pheromones; testosterone.

  • Discover Magazine - See How They Run (Episode 5)
    Episode 5:

    See How They Run

    The science of bio-mechanics; scientists study the speed of cockroaches and millipedes; the complexities of human movement.

  • Discover Magazine - Science Detectives (Episode 4)
    Episode 4:

    Science Detectives

    DNA testing plays a critical role in criminology.

  • Discover Magazine - Invisible Enemies (Episode 3)
    Episode 3:

    Invisible Enemies

    The hantavirus strain; vulnerability to emerging viruses; mosquitos; drug-resistant bacteria; terminating common infections.

  • Discover Magazine - Lost in Time (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    Lost in Time

    The concept of time; scientists attempt to understand/control time; time travel; satellite-based timekeeping.

  • Discover Magazine - Forensic Detectives (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    Forensic Detectives

    Forensic studies; new conclusions about deaths of President Lincoln and Mozart; tools/techniques of medical examiners.

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