Prophets of Science Fiction: Inspiration
Was the death of Mary Shelly's infant daughter that was the impetuous for her greatest work?
Earth: Bioluminescent Waves Explained
Multiple videos of bioluminescent waves off the coast of California have us wondering: What kind of otherworldly phenomenon is this? To find out, Jorge Ribas talks to a marine biologist.
Frozen Planet: Killer Whales "Wave Wash" Seal
A pod of orcas, or killer whales, cooperate to wash a Weddell seal off an ice floe. This sequence, filmed for Frozen Planet, marks the first complete filming of killer whale "wave washing" behavior.
Gold Rush: Wash Plant Death
Off his game with bad cold, Dustin Hurt accidentally drops a huge boulder on the wash plant that knocks it out of action.
Oddities: Yearning for a Gurney
SETI Institute is Earth's "welcome mat" for extra-terrestrial intelligence, where dozens of scientists are examining signals from space, and exploring our evolutionary history to find out if life could have happened elsewhere in the universe.
What is the future of soft drink consumption?
Studies have linked soft drinks with a number of health problems, including obesity and diabetes. Experts estimate soda-related medical costs run into the billions, and some believe a soda tax could fix the problem. Tune in to learnt he future of soda.
What is the future of the penny?
U.S. pennies have been around for centuries, but their days may be numbered. In this episode, Ben Bowlin looks at the arguments for and against the penny. Tune in to learn more about the future of currency.
Frozen Planet: Deep in to the polar bear's den
Field Producer Jason Roberts and Cameraman Mark Smith crawl into a polar bear's den in the Arctic. Nervous that the bear will return, they bravely take a tour of the den, lined with icy polar bear hairs and scratched with claw marks.
MythBusters: Flock Formation Aftershow
Was this myth TERRIFYING? Did Grant get sick? Why test the conga line formation? Will commercial planes ever fly in a V? Kari, Grant and Tory answer these questions and more.
Towing the Space Shuttle
How can a Toyota Tundra with a 10,000-pound towing capacity pull a 300,000 pound space shuttle? Scott Benjamin of CarStuff delves into the physics at play during the space shuttle's final journey to the California Science Center in Los Angeles.
Sons of Guns: Jesse James Lets Loose
After Will Hayden receives a surprise visit from Jesse James, he gives him a chance to shoot many guns from the Red Jacket collection in the range.
Sons of Guns: Master Welder
The Red Jacket crew works on building an aluminum Browning automatic rifle for Jesse James. During the build, Jesse James gives Flem a quick lesson in welding.
Sons of Guns: First Submachine Gun
A rare gun collector brings in a German Schmeisser MP 28, a variation of the first infantry submachine introduced at the end of World War I.
What is the future of marijuana in the United States?
By 2011, marijuana had become legal or decriminalized in 15 states. But will it ever become legal? Join Cristen Conger of Stuff Mom Never Told You as she explains the controversy surrounding marijuana, and how this may (or may not) change in the future.
MythBusters: Square Wheels Aftershow
In the Square Wheels Aftershow, Adam and Jamie discuss the worth of square wheels, the difficulty they faced with steering and a square-wheeled motorcycle.
MythBusters: Bird Balance
Kari, Grant and Tory answer fan questions in the aftershow for the Bird Balance and Fireworks Man myths, including their thoughts on destroying a limo and strange bird calls.
MythBusters: Revenge Of The Myths
Adam and Jamie respond to fan questions related to the water heater cannon and excavator myths, including how what they'd do differently and what they will test next.
MythBusters: Dust Devil Aftershow
Kari, Grant and Tory discuss dangerous driving, helicopter heights, actual spy drones, bunking in the Black Rock Desert and whether Grant REALLY hit Tory's car by accident.
MythBusters: Ballistics Barrel
In this episode of the Mythbusters Aftershow, Kari, Grant an Tory talk about the Ballistics Barrel myth, reminding fans that failure is always an option.