Discovery Channel answers some of your burning questions - from the origins of human beings to the modern way of living - this August. See how far we have come from the beginning of time to today’s fast paced society with two new shows and the return of Discovery Channel favorites.
Tawi-Tawi, Philippines is home to Santarawi, one of the last Badjao breath-hold divers who serve as modern models of our ancestors. THE GREAT HUMAN ODYSSEY follows Anthropologist Niobe Thompson as he takes us on a journey of discovery in the footsteps of our human ancestors, and unlocks the mystery of our unlikely survival and miraculous emergence as the world's only global species, meeting Santarawi along the way. We evolved during the most volatile era since the extinction of the dinosaurs. Like the many other kinds of humans who once shared our world, Homo sapiens should have died away. Instead, our species survived to populate every corner of the planet. Why are we the last of our kind? How did we do it?
Marvel at the wonders of human adaptability in THE GREAT HUMAN ODYSSEY premiering August 2, airing Sundays, 8PM.
Every great invention has to start with a great idea. HOW WE GOT HERE tells the stories of iconic Americans whose entrepreneurial genius radically changed their worlds and ours, creating new ideas and industries that transformed our nation in ways so profound, we often take them for granted today. Each episode will dramatize that moment, exploring both how the future unfolded as a result of that precise moment in time, and also how fundamentally different our world would have been had things happened differently.
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Find out how America made a name for itself and paved for exponential impact in HOW WE GOT HERE premiering August 6, airing Thursdays, 9PM.
It’s another season of testing myths, proving or disproving what is real and what is urban legend as MYTHBUSTERS returns with some wacky ideas planned. Can you really use a whip to swing your way to safety across a deadly chasm? Find out if driving while talking hands-free is really as bad as holding the phone. Catch special episodes that will tackle myths from TV shows like The Simpsons and epic movies such as Star Wars.
Join the witty MYTHBUSTERS duo Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage in another season of fun mythbusting returning August 12, airing Wednesdays, 8PM.
It’s the dawn of the technological age and life should be getting easier by the second. GADGET MAN is back for another season and Richard Ayoade still isn't finding life any easier. Cooking, shopping, moving house, going out or even staying in are among the activities that involve far too much effort for Ayoade's liking. This is why he continues his crusade to find gadgets that can ease his pain.
Discover life hacks with the latest innovations in GADGET MAN returning August 28, airing Fridays, 9PM.