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Discovery Channel brings mind blowing insights into life's greatest wonders on 'curiosity'

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New Delhi, December 06, 2012

Discovery Channel introduced viewers to an unprecedented series that brought the 'I wonder?' moment to television with a unique array of provocative subjects. The landmark series CURIOSITY that uncovers the truth behind many of life's most challenging questions, returns with an entirely new season of elucidative investigations, groundbreaking experiments and thought-provoking insights into some of the most iconic and enduring mysteries. What actually happens to a plane when it crashes? Why do people seemingly vanish into thin air in the Bermuda Triangle? What does a human skin cell look like during a 48-hour battle to its death with a killer virus? What is it like to travel through the sun? Is it really possible for there to be life on Mars? Is it even possible to accurately predict volcanoes? What does Yellowstone look like from under the surface? Cure your ravenous thirst for answers on the new season of CURIOSITY, premiering December 17th, Monday to Friday, at 8 pm.

CURIOSITY digs deep and does just about anything to take viewers on an amazing voyage of discovery. The new season of CURIOSITY features many firsts in television history, starting with no less than a big bang by purposely remote control crashing a Boeing 737 airplane along with an unprecedented number of cameras, crash test dummies and science experiments on board. Witness from multiple angles as aviation experts attempt to pull off what NASA unsuccessfully tried almost thirty years ago; to unveil what exactly happens during a tragedy of such enormity and unfold potential ways of improving airplane security and making crashes of such nature more survivable.

Announcing the new season of the highly acclaimed series, Rahul Johri, senior vice president and general manager - South Asia, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific said, "Discovery Channel promises to take viewers on a fascinating voyage of exploration through a new season of Curiosity. This unique and engaging series will stir the imagination of our audience, bravely asking questions and fearlessly seeking answers."

Through several audacious experiments and cutting-edge research led by world experts, this new season of CURIOSITY continues to get underneath the skin of many other mind boggling conundrums to clear the haze that surrounds the fields of archaeology, architecture, geography, history, science, society, technology, the solar system and more. From scientific theories that could potentially explain the highly unusual disappearances of ships, airplanes and people in the Bermuda Triangle, to potential mind-altering experiments that could possibly brainwash and transform ordinary people into cold hearted assassins, to finding out if Mars has ever had the chemical building blocks to support life, to unriddling the baffling construction of one of the world's most iconic monuments; just how were the multi-ton stones which were used to construct the Stonehenge get across land and sea from a quarry in Wales to their final location more than 250 miles away? Would it ever be possible to solve these bewildering mysteries of our time?
Some of the featured topics in the new season of CURIOSITY:

Plane Crash: In this groundbreaking experiment, scientists recreate a serious (but survivable) passenger jet crash landing in order to allow experts to study the crashworthiness or the aircraft as well of the impact of crashes on the human body.

Bermuda Triangle: Scientists dive into the fabled triangle, analyzing its wrecks and testing different theories on real boats and planes in order to reveal the truth behind the legend.

Brainwashed: Doctors embark on an audacious and unprecedented science experiment to see if ordinary people can be brainwashed and turned into assassins.

Yellowstone: Scientists use the latest imaging technology to pierce the surface of our most iconic national park and see its habitat and ecosystem from the inside out.

Nefertiti: Renowned archaeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass embarks on a new investigation to locate Nefertiti's missing mummy.

Mars Landing: This new search for life provides detailed coverage of NASA's incredible Curiosity rover and its recent landing on the surface of Mars.

For further information, please contact:

Ruchika Tandon
Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, South Asia
Mobile: 9810202457