SCI_DARKMATTERS_SN_01Dark Matters: Twisted but True tells dramatized stories of science on the dark and ragged edge of human understanding, where experiments can be ethically controversial and the results can be mind-blowing. This season go inside the mind of a disturbed scientist looking to cross breed humans and apes, the accidental invention of the electric chair, the journey to explain the zombie legend and many more dark matters.
George Foster is publically hanged from a London gallows.
The pathologist tasked with Albert Einstein's autopsy, steals his brain.
Residents of France experience horifying hallucinations at the same time.
A strange object is seen blazing through the sky and lands in Pennsylvania.
Vladimir Gavreau finds his lab filled with a mysterious energy.
Dr. Robert White attempts to exchange monkeys' heads.
Dr. Duncan Macdougall sets out to prove the existence of the human soul.
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 came from. Mary Mallon infects hundreds with typhoid despite being healthy.
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 experiments on orphans. Dr John Ziegler introduces steroids to athletes.
A Pavlov student repeats this experiment on orphans to prove that they are nothing more than animals. In 2001 red rain falls in India; it seems to be filled with biological cells. A glow in the dark paint used during WWI contains a deadly ingredient.
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 cadavers. Scientist Phillip Lenard leads a vendetta against Einstein.
In an experiment, students are mocked for their beliefs as researchers profile their personalities. One goes on to become the unabomber. Leaded gasoline poisons more peole than anything else. Russian scientists protect their work from Nazis at all costs.
A chemical that speeds up the flowering process in soybeans turns into a weapon during Vietnam. Be Franklin investigates Fraz Mesmer's cure for animal magnetism, which turns out to be hypnotism. Dr Albert Geyser invents a deadly new beauty treatment.
US government experiments illegally on black men with syphilis for 40 years. N-Rays transformed physics in France. Until they turned out not to exist. 9 skiers found dead with strange injuries. Hypothermia? Quarrel? Weapon? Or worse? John Noble hosts.