Of Meteorites, Men and ‘Meteorite Men’

Last month, we were lucky to have the Science Channel’s resident meteorite hunters, Geoff Notkin and Steve Arnold (aka the Meteorite Men), stop by One Discovery Place on their way to the USA Science & Engineering Festival, where they delighted scientists of all ages. And tonight at 9pm ET, Meteorite Men returns as polar opposites Geoff and Steve share their one common love – meteorite hunting. The series brings viewers…

Time for ‘Dirty Jobs’ and ‘Bugging Out’

As we get closer and closer to Halloween, in all of its scary, slimy glory, it’s only fitting that two shows premiering tonight on Discovery Channel and Science Channel celebrate the dirty and the disgusting (to most). First, Dirty Jobs returns tonight at 9pm ET/PT for another season of celebrating the hard-working, skilled men and women who do the tough work that makes life possible for the rest of us. This season features…

Discovery Communications Recognized for Science Initiative at Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

Discovery Communications was recognized today at the Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative for its multimedia, multi-year science initiative, “Be the Future,” which supports President Obama’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education priorities.  (See Discovery Communications President and CEO David Zaslav talking about the importance of a STEM education.) Zaslav, along with other business and non-profit leaders, was honored by President Bill Clinton before the meeting’s technology plenary…

Discovery Education Partners with Cablevision for Technology Training for Teachers

Discovery Education teamed up last month with Cablevision’s nationally recognized education initiative, Power to Learn, to treat over 150 educators to a professional development event at Cablevision’s headquarters in Bethpage, New York. Discovery and Cablevision featured a powerhouse lineup, including Philippe Cousteau, Discovery Education’s Chief Spokesperson for Environmental Education, and Debbie Myers, General Manager of Science Channel. In addition to promoting Science Channel’s new Head Rush programming block, educational trainers from Discovery Education…

Get Your Geek on at a Science Channel Meetup

Scientific fact: we have lots of passionate fans of our networks. Whether it’s Deadliest Catch fans who travel to Seattle for the annual Catch Con or Beekman Boys watchers who build Lego versions of the farm featured on Planet Green, we love them all. In order to bring together another group of dedicated viewers, Science Channel is hosting a Washington, D.C. meetup for the premiere of Sci Fi Science on…

Science Channel Gets Kids Excited About Science with ‘Head Rush’

Science Channel has just the thing to lure kids away from their after-school texting and iPods — a new commercial-free programming block focused on science. Head Rush, which debuts on Monday, August 23 at 4pm ET/PT (and airs Monday through Friday, as well as Saturdays from 7-9am ET/PT), is geared toward middle school students, sharing the wonders of science and showing how it is a vital part of their everyday…

Science Channel’s Debbie Myers is the ‘Geek of the Week’

We all know that these days, geek is definitely chic (a mantra we repeat often here at Discovery!). So we were especially proud to see that our own Debbie Myers, General Manager of Science Channel, was chosen by Geek Girl on the Street as this week’s “Geek of the Week.” Kate Kotler, Founding Editor of Geek Girl on the Street, met Myers earlier this summer and had the chance to interview her…

One Step Closer to Naming ‘America’s Top Young Scientist’

Prepare to be blown away by some talented young people. Today, Discovery Education and 3M announced the top 10 students in the 12th annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. The finalists will head to New York in October to compete in the finals, hosted by Science Channel’s Danny Forster, with a focus on the “science of safety and security.” What’s at stake? The winner will receive $50,000 in U.S.…

Discovery Communications Unveils Upcoming Programming at TCA

This morning, Discovery Communications is presenting several panels to the Television Critics Association (TCA) as a part of their 2010 Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles. From a look at First Life by the legendary Sir David Attenborough to original and iconic series coming to The Hub on 10.10.10, there’s something to satisfy everyone’s curiosity. Click on the headlines below to read the announcements  made today and follow @DiscoveryComm for…

Science Channel Explores the ‘Wonders of the Solar System’

Tonight, Science Channel kicks off a fascinating series about some of the most interesting questions about our solar system in its newest series, Wonders of the Solar System. Could Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, be home to our closest alien neighbors? Are there lessons to be had about our own planet from new similarities between Earth and Mars? What about those space volcanoes that spew ice instead of lava and fire? Thanks to increasingly…