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Toronto, ON (March 25, 2013) – Discovery Science announced today it will make its programming free to subscribers of participating service providers from March 28-April 30. Along with Discovery Science favourites, the April lineup features the premiere of WORLD’S TOP 5, Thursday, April 4 at 8 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT. This awe-inspiring six-part series puts the greatest mechanical marvels under the spotlight. From jumbo jets to supertrains, the world’s most powerful machines are pitted against others in their class to establish the ultimate engineering genius. Viewers and also indulge their curiosity with free access to Discovery Science hits THROUGH THE WORMHOLE, featuring Morgan Freeman; PROPHETS OF SCIENCE FICTION; METEORITE MEN, SCI-FI SCIENCE: PHYSICS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE, SCI-TREK, and DARK MATTERS: TWISTED BUT TRUE with John Noble.
Viewers can explore these series and more during the April Free Preview on Discovery Science:
THROUGH THE WORMHOLE
Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT
THROUGH THE WORMHOLE takes a closer look at questions that have boggled humanity for ages. The third season is the franchise’s most-watched to date and includes topics such as: Will Eternity End?, Is There a Superior Race?, and Did We Invent God? Join Academy-Award® winning actor Morgan Freeman as he explores everything from the edges of the universe to the innerverse of the mind.
Mondays at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT
Meet two of the world’s most prominent meteorite hunters, Geoff Notkin and Steve Arnold. The duo cross thousands of kilometres of terrain in pursuit of Earth’s rarest objects – ancient meteorites. More uncommon than gold, finding these cosmic treasures is a difficult task requiring innovative, cutting-edge detection technology, as well as a keen ability to decipher the mystery of where each might lie. Viewers can join the METEORITE MEN in their pursuit of scientific treasures.
DARK MATTERS: TWISTED BUT TRUE
Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Hosted by the internationally-acclaimed actor, John Noble, DARK MATTERS: TWISTED BUT TRUE opens forbidden research records on the most shocking scientific studies ever executed, from gruesome lobotomy experiments and controversial CIA studies to spine-chilling accounts of live human transplants. The stunning series takes audiences inside a real-life twilight zone, where shocking CGI re-creations illustrate unforgettable tales of genius gone horribly awry.
SCI-FI SCIENCE: PHYSICS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE
Monday-Friday at 11:30 p.m. ET/8.30 p.m. PT
What would happen if humans had to stave off an impact from an asteroid, or seek out a home other than Earth? World-renowned physicist and best-selling author Dr. Michio Kaku tackles how mankind could deal with scenarios straight out of science fiction. In each episode of SCI-FI SCIENCE, Dr. Kaku consults science fiction fans to determine the best solution for each challenge. The fans are a demanding lot and inspire him to think in new, exciting ways. Dr. Kaku turns to cutting-edge research from top scientists, engineers, and physicists from around the world to ascertain how to make outrageous ideas come to life.
Saturdays at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT
What were Neanderthals really like? Viewers can find out how scientists are using DNA and other tools to uncover the secrets of these ancient humans. Or, take a look at some of the future technologies that will hopefully allow physicists to explain what exactly happened during the first moments of the Big Bang. SCI-TREK unravels scientific mysteries and provides glimpses into our high-tech future. High definition footage of science in action and photo realistic CGI's provide a visual feast that is sure to satisfy curiosity.
PROPHETS OF SCIENCE FICTION
Sundays at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT
Ridley Scott, the creative genius behind legendary Hollywood classics including Alien, Blade Runner, and Gladiator, comes to SCIENCE with PROPHETS OF SCIENCE FICTION. Scott goes from behind the camera to on-air guide to explore the constantly-evolving worlds of science and technology. From Jules Verne and Isaac Asimov, to George Lucas and Phillip K. Dick, the dreams of storytellers often become the inspiration for researchers seeking mankind's next transformative discovery. Each episode focuses on a visionary sci-fi figure whose spark of imagination changed our reality. Using iconic movie clips and cutting-edge animation, the series features a bold future-forward on-air look that is consistent with Scott's big-screen legacy.
About Discovery Science
If it’s a groundbreaking idea, it’s on Discovery Science! Amazing viewers with cool innovations, ingenious ideas and the latest consumer gadgets, Discovery Science takes science out of the lab and classroom, revealing its fun and relevant applications in everyday life. Taking things apart, peering inside and putting things together in new and unexpected ways – Discovery Science celebrates today’s trials, errors and breakthroughs that change the world. From the science of survival in extreme environments and inventions that make our urban habitat more livable, to the building blocks of life itself, Discovery Science explores the quirky side of technology, human progress, scientific discoveries and the people behind them. Launched in Canada in 2010, Discovery Science is where cool and curiosity meet. Discovery Science is offered in standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) simulcast – for viewers who want their science super-sized. Discovery Science is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. For more information about Discovery Science, visit ScienceChannel.ca.
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