MythBusters Goes Out with a Bang

We’ve been separating fact from fiction with MythBusters for as long as we can remember, but one thing we know for sure is that Discovery’s longest-running series is signing off with a bang. 248 episodes, 2950 experiments, 1050 myths and 900 explosions later, MythBusters will explode onto screens for one last exhilarating time on Saturday, March 5 at 8:00pm ET/PT on Discovery Channel. Whether you couldn’t get enough of the…

Pumpkins Get Their Wings Again in This Year’s Annual ‘Punkin Chunkin’

Ready and…launch! Much like the way the holidays seem to have come barreling towards us this year, pumpkin after pumpkin will be sent rocketing across the sky in Punkin Chunkin, airing Saturday November 29 at 8pm ET/CT on Science Channel and Discovery. Hosted by Mythbusters own Tory Belleci and Kari Byron, the annual pumpkin-throwing contest is not for the faint of heart; while catapults and slingshots may have been the…

Animal Planet & Science Channel Head to Austin for SXSW

It’s that time of year again…SXSW! While some folks have already touched down in Austin, many others (including myself) will be on our way shortly to the annual gathering of bright minds at SXSW Interactive, which is celebrating its 21st year. Last year, we had the pleasure of bringing the Captains from Discovery’s Deadliest Catch to Texas, and this year Animal Planet is returning in #meow fashion and Science Channel…

Animal Planet & Science Channel Head to Austin for SXSW

It’s that time of year again…SXSW! While some folks have already touched down in Austin, many others (including myself) will be on our way shortly to the annual gathering of bright minds at SXSW Interactive, which is celebrating its 21st year. Last year, we had the pleasure of bringing the Captains from Discovery’s Deadliest Catch to Texas, and this year Animal Planet is returning in #meow fashion and Science Channel…

Science Prepares a Feast of Premieres Thanksgiving Week

Normally we don’t like to encourage gluttony; however, in the case of Science Channel, you can never have enough — especially with a week full of premieres and time off from work (hopefully) for the Thanksgiving holiday. For starters, tune in tonight, November 20, at 8pm ET/PT for the Science network debut of Fringe — J.J. Abrams’ science-fact thriller that blurs the line between the possible and impossible. Dr. Michio…

Discovery Communicatons Takes On Comic-Con 2012

As a Comic-Con newbie, I was unsure of what to expect when I packed my bags last week. If you’ve never been to San Diego Comic-Con, it’s some parts magic, some parts mayhem, and all parts awesome. The magnitude of the event cannot be overstated, as 130,000 people pack the San Diego Convention Center dressed in costume, waiting in line for hours to see their favorite panels. It’s definitely a…

‘MythBusters’ Charms Chicago, Awaits Museum Goers

Today’s guest blog post is from David Tra, Social Media Specialist for Discovery Channel and our resident MythBusters expert. Last week, I was lucky enough to attend the world premiere of new MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. The exhibit brings together one of my favorite shows, MythBusters, with an experience that allows guests to interact and experiment with myths from the show.…

Get Ready to Hurl with Discovery & Science on Thanksgiving

Pumpkins become projectiles once again with the return of Punkin Chunkin, the annual special that has become a Thanksgiving tradition on Discovery Channel and Science. For the unfamiliar, Punkin Chunkin is a yearly extravaganza where teams (and more than 30,000 fans) gather in a Delaware cornfield to see whose homemade contraption can propel a pumpkin the farthest. This year’s event takes viewers behind the firing line, getting up close and…

New Episodes of MythBusters Return to Discovery Channel on Wednesday

They’ve tackled some crazy myths over the years (and nabbed three consecutive Emmy nominations) and tomorrow Discovery Channel‘s MythBusters will be back with more science and mayhem. Among the myths they will tackle this season: Are motorcycles better for the environment than cars? (This Wednesday’s episode, at 9pm ET/PT) Can you supersize a Newton’s Cradle to epic proportions? Can you use duct tape to fix a plane that has been…