Science Channel Invites Viewers to Take Part in SciSpy Missions

Our networks are often bringing the wonder of the natural world into your living room, but Science Channel is flipping things around and asking viewers to share their experiences of the world and its creatures with SciSpy. What is SciSpy? Quite simply, it’s crowdsourcing science and creating what we call “citizen scientists.” How do you participate? Download the free app for iPhone and iPad on the App Store or visit SciSpy.com, and…

Make Your Sundays Shiny with New ‘Firefly’ Stickers on GetGlue

Firefly has taken Science Channel by storm. Now, Browncoats who are spending their Sunday nights with Captain Mal, Zoe, Wash and the rest of the Serenity crew can add more Firefly to their social media profiles with brand new stickers on GetGlue, courtesy of Science Channel. How do you earn the stickers? Just check into Firefly on GetGlue while watching on Sundays (new Science Channel premieres Sundays at 10pm ET/PT).…

‘Firefly’ Lands on Science Channel on Sunday Nights

Science Channel is excited to bring sci-fi fans Joss Whedon’s popular series Firefly, premiering this Sunday at 8pm ET/PT.  Firefly, from the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, is a sci-fi/western adventure series set 500 years in the future, in the wake of a universal civil war. It centers on the crew of Serenity, a small transport spaceship that doesn’t have a planet to call home. Captain Malcolm “Mal”…

Science Channel Explores ‘Ingenious Minds’

It’s a week full of premieres here at Discovery Communications! Ingenious Minds, which premieres on Science Channel on Thursday, February 17 at 8pm ET/PT, goes inside the fascinating minds and painful lives of people with extraordinary intelligence. Enter the worlds of savants, or individuals who possess extremely rare abilities while also suffering from intellectual and developmental disabilities. Along with moving real-life stories (Jon Sarkin and Temple Grandin, among others), the…

Discovery Channel, Investigation Discovery & Science Channel Celebrate January Ratings

2011 is off to a good start for Discovery’s U.S. networks, as Discovery Channel, Investigation Discovery and Science Channel mark January with new ratings records for new and returning series. Discovery Channel is enjoying its second highest January ever among Men 25-54. The success is thanks to new series Gold Rush: Alaska, Flying Wild Alaska and Sons of Guns, as well as viewer favorites American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior and…

Science Channel Asks ‘What Would Karl Say?’

Last week, I updated you on Science Channel’s newest series, An Idiot Abroad, featuring the enchanting Karl Pilkington (at the prodding of his friends Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant). The series follows Karl as he travels the globe to experience new countries and culture, and Karl’s unique way of looking at the world has us in stitches. Each week, the Science Channel team is also asking, “What Would Karl Say?”…

Science Channel to Take Viewers on a Thought-Provoking Journey with ‘An Idiot Abroad’

At TCA earlier this month, I was excited for Science Channel‘s presentation of An Idiot Abroad, a new series coming to the U.S. that provides a unique look at the world through the eyes of Karl Pilkington, friend to Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. Of course, I expected big laughs from Ricky (two words: Golden Globes), but I was equally charmed by Karl (as were the critics who attended). Dubbed…

Discovery Networks & OWN Take Stage at TCA

This afternoon, Discovery Communications and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network are presenting several panels to the Television Critics Association (TCA) as a part of the 2011 Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, California. The programming coming to our networks is wide-ranging but offers something for every type of curious viewer. Click on the headlines below to read many of the announcements  made today and follow @DiscoveryComm for updates from TCA! Discovery Channel…

NASA Announces Discovery of New Poison-Eating Bacteria: More from Discovery News & Science Channel

Yesterday, NASA held a press conference to unveil a new scientific discovery: a lab-altered bacterium that thrives on arsenic. While I am certainly not an expert here, luckily we have the Discovery News team to break things down. Check out Discovery News’ “Wide Angle” on extreme life and, if the possibility of extraterrestrial life intrigues you, learn more from Dr. Felisa Wolfe-Simon (in her appearance on Science Channel‘s Through the…

This Thanksgiving, We’re Gonna Hurl…Pumpkins

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, food and, in the case of Discovery Channel and Science Channel, high-flying pumpkins and splat-filled feats of engineering and science. Following the 2010 World Punkin Chunkin Championship, Punkin Chunkin explores every angle of the intense competition from growing special, aerodynamic pumpkins and determining the perfect pumpkin’s mass to the mechanics of the air cannon and the physics of catapults. Is this a small,…