This Week in…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday, Discovery Family! We’ve hit February running, with a record-smashing Puppy Bowl, big programming announcements for this spring and an exciting new launch for Science Channel. Check out the stories below and then DNews’ Trace Dominguez for a bit of Olympic trivia! Daredevil to Jump Off Mt. Everest Summit in Wingsuit (ABC News) Internet Sensation Lil BUB Ready for Her Closeup (New York Post)  ‘Naked and Afraid’ to Return in…

Know More, Feel More, Do More: Introducing Sci2

Ever wonder what happens when you drop a magnet into a copper pipe? What 100 tons of explosives looks like? How astronauts wash their hair in space? Introducing Sci2 (sci2.tv), Science Channel’s new video-focused digital destination for those who can’t get enough educational, mind-blowing, engaging science content. Sci2 curates the best, most awe-inspiring science content and live feeds from across the web in a simple, compelling experience. Optimized for all platforms,…

This Week in…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday, Discovery Family! As we get ready to kick off a long weekend, we’re celebrating lots of exciting events and announcements from this past week. Catch up with the stories below and then make this Friday the best.Friday.ever. with the aww-inspiring gallery of our Puppy Bowl X Starting Lineup. Klondike: Really Going for the Gold Discovery Names JB Perrette President of International Networks 100 Best Companies to Work For Discovery…

Celebrate Thanksgiving With ‘Punkin Chunkin’

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving! Things around the office are starting to feel a little quieter as we inch towards time with family, friends, and of course, Punkin Chunkin. Every year, pumpkin-launching enthusiasts gather in Delaware for the World Championship Punkin Chunkin competition. Hosted by Mythbusters’ Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara, Punkin Chunkin is part awesome science experiment and part genuine Americana, adding up to the biggest, loudest, greatest pumpkin hurling competition…

Science Channel’s First Scripted Feature Film ‘The Challenger Disaster’ Premieres Saturday

Last night, the Science Channel invited more than 400 VIPs from around the world  gathered at the New York Times building in Manhattan to celebrate the premiere of The Challenger Disaster, the network’s first scripted feature film, telling the story of the Space Shuttle Challenger‘s fatal explosion in 1986. Event attendees included Academy Award-winning actor and star of The Challenger Disaster William Hurt; the cast of Science Channels’ Oddities; Peter…

Discovery Celebrates Manufacturing Day

On Friday, Discovery Communications and Science Channel are celebrating the second annual Manufacturing Day with special on-air programming and local community events. Science Channel will feature a day-long marathon of How It’s Made, while we open our doors at Discovery for a public open house at our media production factory, the Discovery Creative and Technical Center (DCTC), in Silver Spring. Visitors will have the chance to explore Discovery’s 50,000-square-foot, world-class Production…

Science Channel Celebrates Maker Faire in New York, Mini Maker Faire in Silver Spring

This weekend, the Science Channel joined over 650 of the world’s leaders in tech, science, craft, fashion and art in New York City for the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth – the Maker Faire. The Faire, which took place Friday and Saturday in Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, brings together Makers from all walks of earth to share what they’ve made and learned with other innovative enthusiasts. The Science Channel…

Vote Discovery to SXSW 2014!

It’s that time of the year again…PanelPicker voting for SXSW Interactive and SXSWedu 2014. If you missed us at SXSW last year, SXSW Interactive Festival, held annually in Austin, brings together leaders in technology and digital creativity to showcase the best technologies of today and explore what’s to come tomorrow, while SXSWedu brings together leaders from the education landscape to collaborate, create and change how we teach and learn. This…

Science Channel, Discovery Channel Bring Discovery Spirit to Comic-Con

This weekend, the Science Channel and Discovery Channel joined more than 130,000 comic book fans in San Diego for Comic-Con 2013, the largest international celebration of comics and popular art. With over 20,000 swag bags in tow, the Science Channel took San Diego by storm, presenting two prime-time panels that quickly became “standing room only,” while the Discovery Channel blanketed the city in a protest to “Save Snuffy.” On Friday,…

This Week in Discovery Buzz…

Happy Friday, Discovery family! Here in Silver Spring, it’s been a hot one – both on and off air. With temperatures breaking 100, the start of Comic-Con, a batch of fuzzy visitors, and Honey Boo Boo‘s season premiere, we’ve barely had a chance to breathe! Here’s a roundup of what’s kept been buzzing this week: Comic-Con: Science Channel Investigating the Unexplained Watch n’ Sniff a Hit for Honey Boo Boo…