Watch Dark Matters: Twisted But True

The advances that have been made throughout time in the fields of science, medicine and warfare have sometimes been cloaked by the mysterious and bizarre. What depths were reached for the progress? What sacrifices were made to move forward and answer the questions of the unknown?

Dark Matters: Twisted But True, narrated by Jake Noble, delves into the secrets shrouded by the forgotten twisted tales throughout history. Learn the truth behind what we have become as a society and what we tend to take for granted. Begging the question, what is the true cost of innovation for the betterment of tomorrow?

These twisted tales embark on a journey of discovery into the obscene blurring the lines of what is right and wrong, good or evil. Judge whether or not the consequences of yesterday are worth the advancement we relish today.

Wednesday 10:00 PM et/pt on Science Channel
3 Seasons, 19 Episodes - Currently Airing
August 31, 2011
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Dark Matters: Twisted But True Full Episode Guide

  • Profiled: a combination of sorcery and rocket science; a skull found in 1912 that suggests human evolution; the story of Mary Mallon, aka Typhoid Mary, who was the first known asymptomatic carrier of typhoid fever.

  • A musical genius is forced to come up with the most amazing piece of spy technology ever. Wendell Johnson uses his own stutter for a research topic, but things go in an unexpected direction when he experiments on orphans. Dr John Ziegler introduces steroids to athletes.

  • A closer look at electronic mind control; human corpses for sale; a vendetta against Albert Einstein.

  • A closer look at a psychological experiment that Ted Kaczynski (aka the Unabomber) underwent during his teenage years. Alos: leaded-gasoline poisonings; Russian scientists who concealed their work from the Nazis during World War II.

  • A closer look at an illegal experiment conducted by the U.S. government and a case involving nine skiers who were found dead with strange injuries.

  • A closer look at the Stanford prison experiment. A dentist's plot to bomb Japan is revealed.

  • Fritz Haber plays with technology. Contaminated heroin slows down addicts, the cure is dangerous and involves the use of brain cells. Did an actress forsee cell-phones and wi-fi?

  • Amnesiac, Party Poopers, and Risky Radiation are discussed.

  • Neurologist Egas Moniz's efforts to cure mental illness and research on altruism conducted by geneticist George Price are discussed.

  • The rabies vaccine, experiments for the CIA and efforts to restore life after death are discussed.

  • In the second season premiere, a possible Nazi link to a famous American aviator is discussed.

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True Story Behind Typhoid Mary | Dark Matters Clip (05:42) Orphans Trained to Mindlessly Obey | Dark Matters Clip (04:21) Did a CIA Experiment Create the Unabomber? | Dark Matters Clip (03:42) Young Einstein Enrages Physicists | Dark Matters Clip (04:33) Serial Killers Sell Bodies for Cash | Dark Matters Clip (03:41) Professor Creates Remote Control People | Dark Matters Clip (05:07) Russian Expedition Mystery | Dark Matters Clip (03:45) Scientific Suicide | Dark Matters Clip (02:12)