That’s a Wrap! ‘Say Yes to the Prom’ Concludes Most Impactful Year to Date

Despite the evolution of high school culture and ever-changing trends, senior prom is an American high school tradition that largely seems to stay the same year after year. Flashy gowns, awkward photos, limo rides, and (today at least) elaborate “prom-posals” punctuate this tradition, which can be dated back to the pre-Snapchat days of the 19th century, when they were known as “promenades”. No matter what era, prom has always been…

Discovery Hosts Cereal Drive for Citizens of Flint, Michigan

  Did you know that iron-rich foods can help combat the harmful effects of lead poisoning? Some cereals, for example, help absorb lead and even reverse some its dangerous side effects. Knowing that a little cereal can go a long way, the Discovery Communications family came together last Thursday for a cereal drive to help the citizens of Flint, Michigan – ultimately collecting more than 600 boxes for Feeding America’s…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Another week has come and gone – and spring is right around the corner! It was a busy week for us here at Discovery. Take a look at some of our big news you might have missed: How Corporate America Is Tackling Wildlife Tracking (FORTUNE)  Spectacular Images of Wildlife Flicker on State Department Façade (Patch) Discovery Appoints EVP of Int’l Development, Digital (Realscreen)  Deadliest Catch’s Captain Sig Hansen Is ‘in Good Spirits’ After Hospitalization, Show Says (People) …

‘What History Forgot’: American Heroes Channel Tells the Previously Untold Tales of World History

Beyond history textbooks and college lectures, there exist a host of stories that played vital roles in shaping our world’s history, but that you’ve probably never heard of. American Heroes Channel is here to tell those forgotten stories in the return of its breakout series, What History Forgot, which premieres this Saturday, March 5 at 10pm ET. High school teacher and history buff Joe Moniaci hosts the series, bringing his…

MythBusters Goes Out with a Bang

We’ve been separating fact from fiction with MythBusters for as long as we can remember, but one thing we know for sure is that Discovery’s longest-running series is signing off with a bang. 248 episodes, 2950 experiments, 1050 myths and 900 explosions later, MythBusters will explode onto screens for one last exhilarating time on Saturday, March 5 at 8:00pm ET/PT on Discovery Channel. Whether you couldn’t get enough of the…

“Alexa, What’s the News?” ‘DNews’ Comes to Amazon Echo

Are you a news junkie and crave daily doses of science and pop culture? DNews, Discovery Digital Networks’ online source of news and science that reaches more than 1.7 million subscribers on YouTube and millions more across multiple platforms and social channels, is now available on Amazon Echo. Released in late 2014, Amazon Echo is a Bluetooth smart speaker and voice command device made by Amazon that turns any home…

Electrify Africa Act: Seeker & ONE Share Why It Matters

Have you ever lost power in a storm? If you have, it doesn’t take long to realize how integral reliable access to electricity is (and not just for streaming your favorite shows and checking Instagram). However, for more than 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa, half the population of the U.S., there is no access to reliable energy sources. Yesterday, President Obama signed the Electrify Africa Act into effect in…

Toyota & Discovery Give Viewers VR Tour of Austin in ‘Let’s Go Places’

Looking to make a roadtrip without leaving home? Well, thanks to a partnership between Discovery Communications and Toyota, you can do just that with Discovery VR’s Let’s Go Places: Austin, an immersive 10-part virtual reality series transporting you to unique experiences in and around Austin, Texas. With Brian Brushwood and Justin Robert Young as your guide, you can try your hand at everything from barefoot waterskiing on Lake Austin to…

Meet Our ‘Nuclear Family’, a New Sketch Comedy Channel From the SourceFed Team

What do you get when you combine the irreverent humor behind SourceFed with the awesomeness of Bree Essrig, Matt Lieberman and Steve Zaragoza? An epic Nuclear Family!  Kicking off today, some of your favorite faces from SourceFed will be bringing their comedic genius to Nuclear Family, the new sketch comedy channel featuring Bree Essrig, Matt Lieberman and Steve Zaragoza, along with frequent guest appearances from their friends across the web. Nuclear Family will publish…

Discovery Digital Networks, Laura Ling and ONE Shed Light on Africa’s Energy Crisis

Africa’s middle class is expanding more rapidly than anywhere else in the world, but one key element impedes their growth: access to reliable energy. In an effort to increase awareness about the issue, The ONE Campaign (ONE) has partnered with Discovery Digital Networks to launch a digital campaign to engage young people who believe in making the world a better place for future generations. Leading the charge is award-winning journalist…