‘America’s Top Young Scientist’ Uses Science to Help Athletes

Thinking back to middle school, science projects seemed to revolve around model volcanoes and basic chemical reactions. However, in 2011, young scientific minds are using the power of science to solve problems, big and small. The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is committed to encouraging budding scientists and rewarding innovation among students each year, and Braeden Benedict of Rancho Palos Verdes, California is the latest to earn the title…

Discovery Channel’s ‘Storm Chasers’ Returns Tonight

I grew up in Tornado Alley, and there’s something about severe weather that fascinates me. Of course, my enthusiasm has its limits — such as when a storm turns violent and affects people and property. That’s exactly what happened this past April, the most active tornado month on record with 753 tornadoes reported. In particular, April 27, 2011 became the deadliest tornado day in over half a century, with multiple…

Rebuilding Alabama: Getting Dirty & Making a Difference

The first full day of Discovery Impact: Rebuilding Alabama started off early and had our color-coded teams rolling up their sleeves and breaking a sweat from the start. Our employees and several familiar faces from our networks were welcomed with open arms by the Habitat for Humanity team in Birmingham as 125 employees worked on several build sites in Pleasant Grove and Jasper and got a chance to meet the…

On the Road to ‘Rebuilding Alabama’

We all followed along last Spring as a series of tornadoes made a destructive path across the southern United States — in awe of the power of Mother Nature. And, although several months have passed, rebuilding is not a quick or easy process. That’s why over a hundred Discovery employees have just landed in Birmingham, Alabama to team up with Habitat for Humanity to trade in their BlackBerries for hammers…

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…

Discovery Channel Stars Light Up Late Night

Discovery Channel was well-represented in late night TV last night. Deadliest Catch‘s Sig Hansen appeared on Conan, where he talked about fans, medical care at sea, and Twitter. (You can follow his tweets here.) Take a look: Meanwhile, Storm Chasers‘ Reed Timmer was on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, discussing how he got interested in weather and why this has been such a dramatic year for tornadoes. If you want…