In a TV first, Discovery Channel remote control crashes a 727 plane into the desert...all in the name of science. With cameras and crash test dummies on board, leading experts attempt to capture a plane crash as it unfolds to help improve airline safety.
Aliens attacking Earth -- it's the stuff of sci-fi stories, but what if it really happened? Host Michelle Rodriguez (Avatar, Battle: LA) brings together top scientists and military strategists to dramatize what would happen if and when aliens attack.
Maggie Gyllenhaal hosts a revealing investigation into orgasms, one of the most intense pleasures. Cutting edge science explores the purpose of orgasms. In men, the answer is simple: reproduction. But women don't need an orgasm to get pregnant.
A group of leading experts and researchers question the idea that people are truly in command of their own minds. They embark on an audacious experiment to see if ordinary people can be brainwashed and turned into assassins.
Indiana University conducted the most thorough census of Americans' sex life since the 1940s. In partnership with the Kinsey Institute at IU, Discovery Channel conducts exclusive research and experiments that explore what Americans are really up to in bed.
Hurricane Sandy was one of the most treacherous storms to hit the United States. Footage and accounts from those who experienced the event shed light on how distinct phenomena combined to create the perfect storm and how people can prepare for the next one.
Captured in a single, animated time lapsed shot and based on the latest archeological findings, we trace our epic journey from the first spark of life billions of years ago up to our present status as the most successful species on the planet.
Curiosity presents: Predicting volcanic eruptions is nearly impossible. Using CGI and the latest technologies, experts take us into the heart of a volcano to show how they work and reveal the latest methods that might help predict the next eruption.
It's the year 2967, and Adam Savage is 1,000 years old. He reflects on his long life and reveals how science in the 21st century transformed his body, creating a supercharged cyber-human and allowing him to live forever.
From predicting a volcanic eruption to explaining why wolves are decimating the elk population, researchers in Yellowstone National Park have many unanswered questions. Using new imaging technologies and observing events as they unfold, scientists are able to expose the hidden wonders of this wilderness.
Earth's star is entering a new phase of violent activity, but what do humans really know about the sun and its inner workings? In a visual first, the world's solar scientists set out on an expedition through a virtual sun, from the nuclear engine at its heart to the surface and beyond.
It's meant to be a joyous event, but in reality, it's a gripping battle for survival. Cutting-edge technology goes inside the womb and follows the story from conception to birth, showing how the struggle for life turns into the miracle of birth.
Donald Trump speculates on how much America is worth, taking into account the land, homes and resources including air and water. He reveals the inventors and entrepreneurs whose hard work and great ideas have made America rich, from the accidental oil baron to the garage sale millionaire.
Robin Williams, who has experienced both the highs and lows of substance abuse, hosts a groundbreaking experiment in which four heavy users on four of America's most abused drugs perform a series of physical tests to show exactly how drugs work.
Raging forest fires are decimating the landscape and a super volcano is waiting to be unleashed. Researchers at Yellowstone National Park use state of the art technology to understand the deadly triggers of an extinction level event.
Could methane bubbles, rogue waves or lightning be responsible for the mysteries and conspiracy theories surrounding the Bermuda Triangle? Researchers turn to science to put these theories to the ultimate test.