Curiosity

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Satisfying Curiosity has always been at the heart of Discovery, and this series seeks to ask and answer the most fundamental questions facing the world today. Is there a Creator? Is there an alternate universe? Why is sex fun? What happened on the Titanic? Each episode begins with one question which cascades into several more as we tackle the most provocative and insightful questions of our time.
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  1. 1. Did God Create the Universe?
    August 7 2011
    43min
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    Are the earliest moments of existence a question for science? Or religion? The world's most famous living scientist takes on the ultimate question: Did god create the universe?
  2. 2. Alien Invasion: Are We Ready?
    August 14 2011
    42min
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    Aliens attacking Earth -- it's the stuff of sci-fi stories, but what if it really happened? Host Michelle Rodriguez (Avatar, Battle: LA) brings together top scientists and military strategists to dramatize what would happen if and when aliens attack.
  3. 3. Why Is Sex Fun?
    August 21 2011
    43min
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    Orgasm - one of the most intense pleasures. But what are orgasms actually for? In men, the answer's simple- reproduction. But women don't need an orgasm to get pregnant. With cutting edge science, Maggie Gyllenhaal hosts a revealing investigation.
  4. 4. What Sank Titanic?
    August 28 2011
    1 h 27 min
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    It's almost 100 years since the Titanic sank. We think we know the story but how much do we actually know? Drawing on detailed trial records that describe the sinking, we recreate both the science and human drama of one of history's greatest stories.
  5. 5. What's Beneath America?
    September 11 2011
    43min
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    Everything which has made America bountiful and powerful is a product of forces which date back billions of years. How have earth's ancient forces made America what it is today?
  6. 6. How Will the World End?
    September 18 2011
    43min
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    The Mayans predict that time will end on December 21, 2012. But how likely is a global apocalypse from a scientific point of view? When, where and will it happen, if at all? Samuel L. Jackson hosts this CGI spectacular.
  7. 7. I, Caveman: Back to the Stone Age
    October 2 2011
    42min
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    Were we better off as cavemen? Morgan Spurlock ("Super Size Me") joins nine ordinary men and women in an attempt to survive in the wild using only stone-age technology. Cold, dehydration, and hunger threaten to derail the experiment from the start.
  8. 8. I, Caveman: The Great Hunt
    October 2 2011
    42min
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    Morgan Spurlock ("Super Size Me") and his group continue their experiment to live in the wild only stone-age technology. Hunger and deprivation push the group to the brink of failure. Can a successful elk hunt save them?
  9. 9. Can You Live Forever?
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    October 16 2011
    43min
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    What would it be like to be immortal? It's the year 2967 and Adam Savage is 1000 years old. He reflects on his long life revealing how science in the 21st century transformed his body, creating a supercharged cyber-human, allowing him to live forever.
  10. 10. World's Dirtiest Man
    October 23 2011
    42min
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    Mike Rowe (Dirty Jobs) becomes a human lab rat to learn firsthand to uncover the hidden world of creepy crawlies that live on the human body. Revealing a wild jungle of unseen creatures, you'll never look at your body the same way again.
  11. 11. How Evil Are You?
    October 30 2011
    38min
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    Eli Roth, director of horror classic Hostel, is searching for the true nature of Evil. In a series of experiments, he examines what causes people to perform evil acts, then the daring test - could ordinary people perform acts of violence on strangers.
  12. 12. Life Before Birth
    November 6 2011
    42min
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    It's meant to be a joyous event - in reality, it's a gripping battle for survival. Using cutting edge technology, we go inside the womb and follow the story from conception to birth, showing how the struggle for life turns into the miracle of birth.
  13. 13. What's America Worth?
    November 13 2011
    43min
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    Ever thought how much America is worth? Imagine putting a dollar amount on everything in America -all the land, the resources under our feet, our homes, even the water we drink. For the first time, Donald Trump puts a value on it all.
  14. 14. Your Body on Drugs
    November 20 2011
    43min
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    Robin Williams, who's experienced both the highs and lows of substance abuse, hosts a groundbreaking TV experiment. 4 heavy users on 4 of America's most abused drugs perform a series of physical tests to show exactly how drugs work.

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JeffreyReviewed in the United States on May 28, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Watch it! Very cool . . .
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This show is a lot of fun. First off, it has the sultry Michelle Rodriguez as host, looking her sweaty finest and stalking around like a tigress in heat. Second, there are some excellent experts involved. Third, the speculation is just right; not too far "out there" but not dismissive of possiblities either. I came away thinking about the topic from a new angle myself; i.e., biological alien attack rather than robots and lasers. In the end, however, I am one of the "loonies" cited by Seth Shostak who thinks the aliens have already been here for a long long time. If they wanted to destroy us, they could have done it long ago. So I don't really fear them, even if their motives are questionable. I may, of course, be wrong. There's definitely no reason for complacency on our part. Another things this program doesn't consider is that the military very likely has much more sophisticated weapons than the ones the public knows about. So there might be more resistance from us than aliens would suspect. FWIW.
ElaineReviewed in the United States on October 8, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
Robb Wolf is a beast!
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I ordered the two I, Caveman episodes of Curiosity after having listened to the Robb Wolf Paleo Solutions Podcast for quite some time, and hearing some of my paleo adherent friends gush about the show. Knowing that Sperlock's girlfriend from Supersize Me had tried to rehabilitate him with vegan and raw foods after his fast food experiment, I was initially skeptical about the idea of a Morgan Sperlock reality show about paleolithic life, but both episodes came off as informative and fun. Sperlock vs. The River Rat and Atlatl Bob are two "subplots" in this documentary that were especially entertaining. There are a couple WTF moments -- like, how on earth did a semi-vegetarian make it on a caveman show?! -- but it's both sobering and inspiring to see a small group of city slickers in mocassins with the precursor to the bow and arrow hunt a freaking elk. You don't see that on Survivorman! I highly recommend searching Robb Wolf's blog for his two follow-up posts to the show. He puts a lot of things I was curious about into better perspective, like how someone as kick-ass as Manu could have such an utter breakdown in the cold on the first night, and making the connection between what Amy did earlier in the week that may have contributed to her early exodus. After watching these two episodes and reading Robb Wolf's recaps on his blog, I highly recommend watching some reruns of Survivorman and reading Primitive Skills and Crafts by Richard and Linda Jamison to put everything in even better perspective.
Engee00Reviewed in the United States on December 16, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
Why Is Sex Fun? - Sex Ed for Adults
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This is not a review for the entire season of Curiosity. It is a review of the episode "Why Is Sex Fun?" Every man and woman should watch this program. While some of the information has been around for a while, most I had not heard before. Add the FANTASTIC graphics and I learned more in 1 hour than I have learned my entire life. Okay that's exaggerating. Seriously, this was so enlightening! Maggie Gyllenhaal narrating was a good choice also.

I'm not sure what all I can say in this review. This is EDUCATION. It should definitely be reviewed by parents PRIOR to showing to children even though it was shown on Discovery. (By the way you don't have to pay for it - it's been shown again on Discovery at least 3 times since the premier.)
BReviewed in the United States on August 5, 2014
3.0 out of 5 stars
Good But Heavily Atheistically Biased
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Well done effects but the bias in the overall message that this video's logic explains everything is either arrogance or ignorance. Per this video a theist is still living in the era of the Vikings and science has answered all the questions. Maybe if in science we can reach absolute zero where all matter theoretically stops this postulation can be tested to see what else we may learn. Until then I believe some scientist need to stop and accurately describe what is observed instead of forming conjecture.
Erik NelsonReviewed in the United States on January 23, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Donald Trump values everybody & everything
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i watched one episode, "What's America Worth" with Donald Trump (episode 13). The episode, full of informative facts and memorable quips, comprehensively covers the kinds of considerations required, to put price-tags, on everything, from natural resources, to capital equipment (trucks, trains) & infrastructure (buildings, roads & rails), to human capital (knowledge, expected work). Well worth the 45 minutes.
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Jay TReviewed in the United States on March 5, 2013
3.0 out of 5 stars
Good, but I wish I got more
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I purchase one episode about drug use. I wanted to see how each drug reacted with a person, but show does not show any of that, but rather just implies the drug use was done and test were done. They don't say how much or how the drug used on each person. I think the methodology behind each experiment is more important that the results, and for that I would only give this 3 stars.
Joyce A. RamirezReviewed in the United States on September 12, 2012
4.0 out of 5 stars
What's America Worth
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If you want to watch a program that will make you feel good about being an American, this is it. I don't live too far from midtown Manhattan where the ominous debt tally is posted. It's good to know that our resources are many times more that the debt we owe the Chinese and banks around the world. I would watch it again.
Bio Teacher in DEReviewed in the United States on May 18, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great series
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Enough science to justify classroom viewing, and interesting enough to hold their attention! Gets students to ask questions about the things we are studying in class!
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