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In Dark Matters, Fringe star John Noble explores the most fascinating and unusual real-life scientific research ever conducted. Using reenactments and CGI, the show explores the moments of scientific history where individuals went to extreme measures to achieve a breakthrough; from head transplantations and actual zombie investigations, to human and ape cross-breeds. These stories are as outlandish as a great sci-fi script, or as disturbing as a classic horror tale; the only difference is that they’re all true. John Noble is the perfect tour guide to escort viewers through this sordid world of research gone horribly wrong, but in some cases, led us to the technology and science that we enjoy... (more) today.
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On Science Channel, on Wednesday at 9:00 PM
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Aired on December 26, 2012
One man combined the occult and rockets to produce the technology that underpinned Mutually Assured Destruction. A skull found in 1912 seems to solve Darwin's puzzle of where we ca... (more)me from. Mary Mallon infects hundreds with typhoid despite being healthy.
Aired on December 19, 2012
A musical genius is forced to create the most brilliant piece of spy technology ever. Wendell Johnson turns his own stutter into a research topic, but it takes a twist in when he e... (more)xperiments on orphans. Dr John Ziegler introduces steroids to athletes.
Aired on December 12, 2012
Pavlovian experiments are performed on orphans; red rain that appears to contain biological cells falls in India; a glow-in-the-dark paint used during World War I contains a deadly... (more) ingredient.
Aired on December 05, 2012
Jose Delgado begins to discover how to electronically control the mind. A doctor at Edinburgh University doesn't ask any questions when two men begin supplying him with fresh human... (more) cadavers. Scientist Phillip Lenard leads a vendetta against Einstein.
Aired on November 28, 2012
Examining a psychological experiment that Ted Kaczynski (aka the Unabomber) underwent during his teenage years. Also: leaded-gasoline poisonings; a look at Russian scientists who p... (more)rotected their work from the Nazis during World War II.