Dive Into the Unknown Tuesdays on Science Channel

Ever wonder what the best way to defeat terrorism really is? Or what really happens in space? Tuesday nights mean thought-provoking, curiosity-inducing programming on Science Channel, highlighted tonight by the premieres of two fan-favorites: ‘NASA’s Unexplained Files’ and ‘Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman’. Cameras used by NASA to explore space have simultaneously and accidentally recorded unexplained incidences that include enigmatic lights and figures, disappearances and more. Tonight, ‘NASA’s Unexplained…

Science Channel Holds Second Annual STEM Diversity Symposium on Capitol Hill

Yesterday, Science Channel hosted its second annual STEM Diversity Symposium on Capitol Hill focused on the accomplishments women and minorities have made in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), as well as the importance of encouraging more women and minorities to pursue STEM studies and careers. The symposium featured remarks by Congressional leaders Mark Takai (HI) and Donna Edwards (MD) on diversity in STEM, followed by a…

Blast Off! Science Channel to Air Live Space Launch Today

Today, March 27, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian Cosmonaut Mikhail Komienko will launch into a one-year mission on the International Space Station – and Science Channel is providing fans all-inclusive access to the gravity-defying event via SCISpaceLive.com. The mission, which is twice as long as standard U.S. missions, is being made in an effort to better understand the medical, psychological and biomedical challenges faced by astronauts during long-duration space…

DNews and NASA Host First-Ever Google+ Hangout

DNews and NASA are excited to announce their monthly Google+ Hangout series, with their first-ever Hangout kicking off today at 4pm PDT. Every month, DNews will sit down with NASA at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to discuss a wide variety of topics with space experts. This month’s Hangout will focus on asteroids and meteors, answering questions such as “How are meteor showers formed?” And “How do we detect asteroids that…

Discovery Education and i.am.angel foundation Team Up to Bring Students on a Field Trip to Mars

On Wednesday, December 12, students across the country will be taking a field trip that will put all others to shame – a field trip to Mars, courtesy of NASA, Discovery Education and will.i.am’s i.am.angel foundation. Journey to the Extreme: Your VIP Pass to Mars will give students across the country the exclusive opportunity to to meet the scientists, engineers and innovators behind the Mars Curiosity Rover mission. Tomorrow, beginning…

Discovery Education and will.i.am Team Up for STEAM Initiative

Today, Discovery Education, in conjunction with will.i.am’s i.am.angel foundation, announced a groundbreaking science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics initiative. Called i.am.STEAM, the program is designed to inspire and cultivate the next generation of innovators and STEAM leaders. The initiative was announced today at an event for students from the i.am College Track Center in Boyle Heights, East Los Angeles, held at NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California. will.i.am also released his new…

Go on a Search for Life with Science’s ‘Mars Landing 2012’

Is space the final frontier? Or is it just the beginning to finding new life on other planets?  Tonight, Science joins NASA at the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) as it lands the rover Curiosity on Mars to explore the chance of past, present or future life on the red planet.  Join Mars Landing 2012: The New Search for Life hosts Dan Riskin and Ziya Tong of  Discovery Canada’s Daily Planet as they track…

Discovery News’ Dr. Ian O’Neill to Co-Host NASA Feed of Today’s Venus Transit

While it happened only eight years ago, today we’ll witness a space event that will not occur again until 2117: the Venus transit. Venus, the second planet from the sun and Earth’s solar system neighbor will pass between our home and the Sun this afternoon (in North America) and as it rises tomorrow in other parts of the world (see the map below for more information). We’re also excited to…

President Obama Puts the Spotlight on STEM Education, Young Scientists

Today I had the honor of attending the second White House Science Fair, hosted by President Barack Obama to shed light on the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and our next generation of scientists. It was an amazing experience, and not just because it was at the White House. For several hours, students and guests were immersed in a world where Bill Nigh and Neil deGrasse…

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…