This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Just as Discovery’s Klondike premiered Monday night, taking viewers on a frosty journey in the Yukon Territory, many of our offices got their own taste of winter adventure as snow fell and temperatures dropped across the country. Snowfall aside, Discovery kept spirits high and even made some news. Take a peek at the stories below and then learn a bit more about the white, fluffy stuff covering your backyard from…

Kids Day 2013: Get Curious!

In honor of Take Your Child to Work Day yesterday, Discovery invited the youngest in our ranks to come experience life at the office…or maybe just how we wish every day was! Discovery’s Kids Day 2013 kicked off with mug decorating, face-painting and monster hair styling, and then the kids settled in for a morning of wild science shows, featuring interactive science experiments and lots of foam! After a lunch…

Time to Cast Your People’s Voice Votes in the Webby Awards!

It’s Webby Awards season! Earlier in the month, Discovery Communications was recognized in several categories in the 17th Annual Webby Awards. We’re hoping to bring home top honors in the People’s Voice Awards, but we need your votes!  To cast your vote, just follow the links below by close of voting on Thursday, April 25: HowStuffWorks.com (General Website – Radio & Podcasts) Kids React from Fine Brothers Productions/Revision 3 (Online Film…

Feed Your Curiosity with the New HowStuffWorks App for Windows 8

This morning, Microsoft Corp. unveiled its new OS, Windows 8, and fans of HowStuffWorks now have a new way to easily access the articles and podcasts that keep curiosity-seekers in the know about the world around them. From Stuff You Should Know to Stuff You Missed in History Class, the new HowStuffWorks app makes sure your favorite HowStuffWorks personalities and need-to-know content are at your fingertips with a quick, free…

TLC Gets Crafty with Tori Spelling & ‘Craft Wars’

What do you get when you have three crafters, two competitive rounds of do-it-yourself projects and one $10,000 prize? Craft Wars! TLC‘s new series re-defines the art of crafting by showcasing imaginative contestants who put a modern spin on an long-treasured American pastime. Contestants will have access to a fully stocked craft closet designed to give them all the supplies and inspiration needed to create their crafts. Actress, designer and…

Josh & Chuck from ‘Stuff You Should Know’ to Take SXSW by Storm

Starting this week, tens of thousands will descend on Austin, Texas for SXSW 2012. Among those from the Discovery family attending are Josh Clark & Chuck Bryant from the popular Stuff You Should Know podcast and blog on HowStuffWorks.com. On Sunday, March 11, at 3:30pm, Josh & Chuck will return to the Driskill Hotel to record the latest installment of their SYSK podcast. If you’re at SXSW Interactive, mark your…

Valentine’s Day Love from Across Discovery

Valentine’s Day is everywhere you look today — at the store, in the office, on TV, online and, of course, across social media. Here at Discovery, we celebrate the holiday in a wide range of ways (murderous spouses on Investigation Discovery and penguin love on TreeHugger.com). We’ve compiled a few links to give you Valentine’s Day fodder and wish you lots of love online (and off): The return of the…

Petfinder Kicks Off ‘Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week’

On Saturday, Petfinder kicked off Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week, which is aimed at encouraging would-be pet adopters to consider choosing a pet who might be “less adoptable” than others. These include pets with special needs, older pets, FIV+ cats, and black dogs, who are less frequently adopted than other colored dogs. Several of Petfinder’s network of shelters have nominated a special “less adoptable” animal, and they are featured in this adorable gallery…

Help Discovery, Discovery News & HowStuffWorks Get to SXSW Interactive 2012

Today, SXSW launched their PanelPicker voting for SXSW Interactive 2012. For those new to SXSW, the festival brings together the best of film, interactive and music in Austin, TX. The 19th annual SXSW Interactive Festival kicks off on March 9, 2012 and features the best of online, wireless, gaming and social media…and may include some of the Discovery family. Discovery Communications has proposed four panels covering social TV (featuring Deadliest…

HowStuffWorks iPad App Now Available

This week, the new HowStuffWorks iPad app was launched — and is already the #1 free iPad app on the App Store. The app is “HowStuffWorks Re-imagined” – a digital notebook of “stuff” that delivers an endless collection of information, podcasts, videos and quizzes, but also feels like a very personal experience meant to make users just a little smarter every day. Here are some of the features: Over 40,000 articles…