Discovery Channel & Science Travel to San Diego for Comic-Con 2011

Discovery Channel and Science have invaded Comic-Con 2011 with a full slate of panels and activities at the annual fan gathering in San Diego: Today, Penn & Teller kick things off with a panel at 7pm PT and a sneak peek of their new Discovery Channel series, Tell a Lie. On Friday, from 6-7pm, Rod Roddenberry will be joined by fellow panelists to talk about taking the Roddenberry Star Trek…

Look Back on NASA’s Shuttle Program & Today’s Launch with Science Tonight

Nothing captivates us in the same way that space travel does, and today millions of Americans tuned in to watch the final shuttle mission for NASA: STS-135. Science will debut a new special, Last Shuttle: Our Journey, tonight at 10pm ET/PT — following the preparations for the final mission and telling the story of the Shuttle program through the eyes of the people who know it best. Our colleague Kate…

Discovery Channel Asks, ‘How Do You Celebrate Shark Week?’

One of the most common reactions I get when I meet new people who find out that I work at Discovery is, “I love Shark Week!” Discovery Channel‘s Shark Week, returning for its 24th year on July 31, is a de-facto national holiday in the U.S. — with record ratings last year, an overwhelming response on social media and reactions like the one mentioned above. Last year, we saw a…

Are We Too Connected? Curiosity.com Tackles That & More

Last week, Discovery launched the first phase of the multi-year, cross-platform Curiosity initiative — Curiosity.com. The online platform brings together great minds (our Curiosity Luminaries) and burning questions and results in an enriching experience that builds upon our company’s heritage and mission. Each week, the site’s “wonderwall” homepage will feature three new Luminaries covering a range of topics. Today, you’ll find Webby Awards founder and filmmaker Tiffany Shlain front and…

Science Takes Us ‘Through the Wormhole,’ Debuts Morph

What happens when you match an iconic personality, thinker and voice with some of the world’s deepest mysteries? Science‘s Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, of course. Tonight, one of the network’s most popular series returns at 10pm ET/PT to pose questions that span space, science and the unknown. Freeman, who fell in love with science in his high school physics class, is intensely passionate about the series and brings…

Calling All Curious Minds!

Satisfying curiosity is at the core of our company, and Discovery Channel’s Curiosity (coming to TV later this year) is all about stoking the natural desire to question our world and discover more about it. From exploring whether there is a creator to what happens to your body under the influence of drugs, Curiosity is already in the air and online at Curiosity.com. We’ll keep you posted on Curiosity as…

‘Show Your Toes’ in Honor of the Return of Discovery Channel’s ‘Dual Survival’

Cody Lundin and Dave Canterbury return to Discovery Channel this Friday, April 22, at 9pm ET/PT in the new season of Dual Survival. Both are survival experts, but their backgrounds couldn’t be more distinct. Bring together Dave’s military experience and Cody’s naturalist approach and you’ll walk away with useful survival tips…and some entertaining moments. As Dual Survival fans know, Cody has spent over 20 years of his life barefoot as…

Andy Samberg: Comedian, Writer and Chief Shark Officer

At last week’s NY Upfront Presentation we had a very special guest: Andy Samberg, Discovery Channel‘s first Chief Shark Officer (CSO). Known for his work on Saturday Night Live and with The Lonely Island, as CSO Samberg will host the 24th annual Shark Week, coming this summer to Discovery Channel in the U.S. As a part of his duties, Samberg will appear in on-air segments and perhaps dive with some…

It’s ‘Baby Madness’ on Discovery Fit & Health

If you can’t get enough of brackets and predictions this month, check out the Cutest Baby Face-Off from Discovery Fit & Health. Visitors to the Discovery Fit & Health website can pick winners in a number of match-ups of adorable babies, all leading up to one champion of cuteness. Voting for this week’s round ends on Sunday, March 27. The Cutest Baby Face-Off is part of Baby Madness on Discovery Fit…