Science Channel’s Debbie Myers is the ‘Geek of the Week’

We all know that these days, geek is definitely chic (a mantra we repeat often here at Discovery!). So we were especially proud to see that our own Debbie Myers, General Manager of Science Channel, was chosen by Geek Girl on the Street as this week’s “Geek of the Week.” Kate Kotler, Founding Editor of Geek Girl on the Street, met Myers earlier this summer and had the chance to interview her…

Announcing the Winner of the ‘DC Cupcakes’ Sister Blog Contest: MsKianaC

With the premiere of TLC’s DC Cupcakes, we asked you to share your favorite memory of you and your sister together in our Sister Blog Contest. Katherine and Sophie from Georgetown Cupcake have a special sisterly bond, and it was exciting to see that many of you do as well. We received quite a few sweet, silly and inspiring stories in response…and today we are excited to announce the winner!…

Investigation Discovery Takes on ‘Cropsey’ Urban Legend for Friday the 13th

What happens when an urban legend becomes reality? Tonight, Friday the 13th, at 9pm ET, Investigation Discovery premieres Cropsey: The Urban Legend — a spine-tingling ID Films documentary about one of New York’s most disturbing unsolved mysteries. When five children go missing on Staten Island, filmmakers Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio realize that the cautionary tales of their youth may have come true. In the documentary, Zeman and Brancaccio delve…

It’s a Family Feud on TLC’s ‘American Chopper’

Tonight, TLC brings back the ever-popular American Chopper for 13 new episodes that follow the feuding Teutuls — Paul Sr. and Paul Jr. — and their competing Orange County motorcycle shops. American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior, airing Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT, picks up where last season ended: with the father firing the son from Orange County Choppers (OCC). The series will capture the renewed rivalry as Paul Sr. continues to build world famous…

Do You Want to See Discovery at SXSW 2011? Get Out the Vote!

Each year, tens of thousands of tech-savvy and forward-thinking folks converge upon Austin, Texas for South by Southwest (SXSW). Discovery is hoping to have a presence at SXSW 2011’s Interactive strand (March 11-15) — which is where you come in! While the SXSW Staff and Advisory Board comprise 70% of the selection, the other 30% is up to the general public through the SXSW PanelPicker. Click on the links below…

One Step Closer to Naming ‘America’s Top Young Scientist’

Prepare to be blown away by some talented young people. Today, Discovery Education and 3M announced the top 10 students in the 12th annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. The finalists will head to New York in October to compete in the finals, hosted by Science Channel’s Danny Forster, with a focus on the “science of safety and security.” What’s at stake? The winner will receive $50,000 in U.S.…

Animal Planet Launches Android App

Animal Planet has launched its first mobile app… and it’s for enthusiastic Android users! The free app features short-form videos from top-rated shows, including Whale Wars, Pit Boss, and River Monsters. Animal Planet fans can also browse photo galleries, TV schedules and take quizzes about their favorite Animal Planet talent and programming. Download the Animal Planet app from the Android Marketplace and enjoy your favorite Animal Planet content on the…

Discovery Communications Unveils Upcoming Programming at TCA

This morning, Discovery Communications is presenting several panels to the Television Critics Association (TCA) as a part of their 2010 Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles. From a look at First Life by the legendary Sir David Attenborough to original and iconic series coming to The Hub on 10.10.10, there’s something to satisfy everyone’s curiosity. Click on the headlines below to read the announcements  made today and follow @DiscoveryComm for…

Get Your Discovery Fix Anytime with Our Mobile Websites

When you’re out and about looking for the latest in science and earth news, what’s on tonight on our networks, or even fun video clips, make sure to check out our mobile websites. All of the sites below have been updated with new features and lots of great content: Discovery Channel: m.discovery.com TLC: m.tlc.com Animal Planet: m.animalplanet.com TreeHugger: m.treehugger.com Planet Green: m.planetgreen.com HowStuffWorks: m.howstuffworks.com Petfinder: m.petfinder.com Discovery Health: m.discoveryhealth.com Bookmark your…

Science Channel Explores the ‘Wonders of the Solar System’

Tonight, Science Channel kicks off a fascinating series about some of the most interesting questions about our solar system in its newest series, Wonders of the Solar System. Could Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, be home to our closest alien neighbors? Are there lessons to be had about our own planet from new similarities between Earth and Mars? What about those space volcanoes that spew ice instead of lava and fire? Thanks to increasingly…