Lindbergh: American Nazi?, Suicide Song, Living Organ Donor
Charles Lindburgh plans to conquer death, but only for the select few. A song is blamed for 18 suicides. Some donate their dead bodies to science, but science wants one man's body while he was still alive.
Resurrection Row, Operation Brainwash, Rabid Roulette
Robert Cornish's method for cheating death means a murderer could walk free.The CIA pays Ewen Cameron to invent brainwashing at an awful price for his patients. Louis Pasteur creates a rabies vaccine by gambling with the life of a child.
Dr. Lobotomy, Killed by Kindness, Voodoo Rx
Egas Moniz chops up living brains to cure mental illness and gets shot for it. George Price proves human kindness is an illusion and it drives him to suicide. Can words kill? A doctor uses the power of mind to save his patient.
Amnesiac, Party Poopers, Risky Radiation
Brain surgery creates a perfect amnesiac who can't remember his own life from day to day. A scientist goes to extremes to prove his theory and save lives. A tiny slip while testing the core of an A-bomb releases a blast of radiation.
Positively Poisonous, Medusa's Heroin, Beauty and Brains
Fritz Haber feeds the world and murders it with the same technology. Contaminated heroin freezes addicts like statues and the cure uses fetal brain cells. An actress forsees cell-phones and wi-fi but is too beautiful to be taken seriously.
Creative Evil, Curiosity Killed Dr. Katskee, Bat-Bomb
The Stanford Prison Experiment, one of the most notorious in the history of science. A doctor takes a lethal dose of cocaine as a medical experiment. A dentist tries to bomb Japan with tiny bombs carried by millions of bats.
Tuskegee STD, Do You See What I See?, Cold War Cold Case
US government experiments illegally on black men with syphilis for 40 years. N-Rays will transform physics in France, if they actually exist. 9 skiers found dead with strange injuries. Was it a quarrel, a secret Soviet weapon, or a yeti?
Agent Orange, Benjamin Franklin: Fraud Slayer, Price of Beauty
A chemical that speeds up the flowering process of soybeans and was used as a weapon during the Vietnam War is examined. Also: the origins of hypnotism; a deadly beauty treatment.
Unabomber, Salvation by Starvation, Get the Lead Out
Examining a psychological experiment that Ted Kaczynski (aka the Unabomber) underwent during his teenage years. Also: a look at Russian scientists who protected their work from the Nazis during World War II; leaded-gasoline poisonings.
Human Puppets, Cadavers for Cash, Einstein's Revenge
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.
Pavlov's Children, Alien Rain, Glow Girls
Pavlovian experiments are performed on orphans; red rain that appears to contain biological cells falls in India; a glow-in-the-dark paint used during World War I contains a deadly ingredient.
Instrument of Espionage, Stutter Study, 'Roid Rage
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 .. show full overview
Magickal Jet Propulsion, Missing Link Mystery, Typhoid Mary
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 .. show full overview