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Filmmaker Laura Nix Receives 2017 Sundance/Discover Impact Fellowship

Filmmaker Laura Nix, director of the 2014 documentary The Yes Men are Revolting, has been named as the second Sundance Institute and Discovery Impact Fellow. The announcement was made at Discovery Channel's 2017 Sundance Film Festival...Show More Summary

Marshawn Lynch Ghostrides Monster Truck ... Smashes Puny Jeep (Video)

Marshawn Lynch went BEAST MODE on a monster truck -- ghostriding the massive vehicle and then using to CRUSH a Jeep.  The ex-NFL star got all smashy-smashy with the guys from Discovery Channel's "Diesel Brothers"... and he LOVED IT....

Newswire: Jane Lynch to play Janet Reno in Discovery Channel’s Manifesto

Some intriguing casting news has emerged from Discovery Channel’s upcoming fact-based FBI drama Manifesto. It looks like Glee and Hollywood Game Night veteran Jane Lynch will be portraying former US Attorney General Janet Reno in the show’s first season, which as we reported previously will focus on the case of Unabomber Ted Kaczynski. Show More Summary

Frontier, Wake Me Up When the Fur Trade Ends

Khaleesi’s Sun and Stars from Game of Thrones barely gets to shine in Frontier, a series that previously aired on Discovery Channel Canada, and begins streaming Friday on Netflix. As Declan Harp, a part-Irish, part-Native American renegade attempting to loosen the Hudson’s Bay Trading Company stranglehold on the North American fur ... More »

Jane Lynch To Play Janet Reno In Discovery Channel’s Unabomber Drama ‘Manifesto’; Lynn Collins & Jeremy Bobb Also Cast

Jane Lynch has been tapped to play former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno in Discovery Channel's upcoming FBI crime-drama Manifesto, from Lionsgate and Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti's Trigger Street Productions. The Knick alum Jeremy...Show More Summary

‘Petrified”Martian Soldier’ Found In NASA Mars Photo, Claim Alien Hunters

Have alien hunters finally discovered proof that there was once life on Mars? A YouTube channel dedicated to UFOs, paranormal phenomena, and conspiracy theories has posted a video depicting the discovery of what is being called an “alien soldier,” complete with space suit and weapon. Show More Summary

Jim Parsons To Narrate Discovery’s ‘First In Human’ Medical Research Docuseries

Discovery Channel has greenlighted medical research docuseries First In Human: The Trials of Building 10 with The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons as narrator and executive producer. The three-part documentary series, produced by McGeeShow More Summary

The Challenges Facing the Hosts and Humans of ‘Westworld’ When They Try to Find a Sense of Self

last weekHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In a Westworld-themed episode of PBS Idea Channel, host Mike Rugnetta dug deep into the questions that the series posed about finding oneself and the different challenges that hosts and humans face along this path of discovery. First we may find a reflection of the belief that to find oneself whatever that means one must […]

‘Alaskan Bush People’ Accents: What’s With The Brown Family’s Weird Speech?

Anyone who’s watched Alaskan Bush People on The Discovery Channel has noticed that the Brown family have accents that can most charitably be described as “unusual.” Where did those weird accents come from? To understand the Brown family’s accent, it helps to know a little bit about where the family comes from. Show More Summary

Chris Noth Cast In Discovery Channel’s Unabomber Drama ‘Manifesto’; Keisha Castle-Hughes Also Set

The Good Wife alum Chris Noth has been cast opposite Paul Bettany in Discovery Channel's upcoming FBI crime-drama Manifesto, from Lionsgate and Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti's Trigger Street Productions. Keisha Castle-Hughes (Game of...Show More Summary

New Idris Elba Docu-Series Trailer “Fighter” Where He Actually Trains & Becomes Kickboxer [Video]

Idris Elba is no punk. In this trailer for his new docu-series premiering on the Discovery Channel UK Jan.17th, the actor puts his money where his mouth is and actually trains and becomes a real kickboxer.

'Future Weapons' star and ex-Navy SEAL Richard 'Mack' Machowicz has died

Former US Navy SEAL Richard "Mack" Machowicz, best known for starring in the hit show "Future Weapons" on Discovery Channel, died on Monday after a long battle with brain cancer. He was 51. The news of Machowicz' death was first shared by his friend and fellow SEAL Craig Sawyer. Show More Summary

Nano-chimneys can cool circuits

(Rice University) Rice University researchers show that tweaking graphene to place cones between it and nanotubes grown from its surface would form 'nano-chimneys' that help heat escape. The discovery offers a strategy to channel heat away from nano-electronics.

CBS and Alcatel Reveal First “Star Trek: Discovery” Ad Tie-in With 360° Video

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi :

Alcatel, a large North American mobile phone manufacturer, has partnered with CBS Interactive to debut what they are calling a “VR experience” at major tech conference CES 2017. The 360° video is hosted on CBS’s YouTube channel and is...Show More Summary

Music In The Age Of Discovery (So Why Do Our Choices Seem To Be Narrowing?)

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

How are you discovering music? Radio used to be the main way music spread. Now it's YouTube videos, and, increasingly, streaming channels that figure out playlists algorithmically. But the promise of all music anywhere courtesy of the internet hasn't really worked out. Increasingly our musical worlds are defined in narrower terms and we have to […]

The Hacksmith Builds a Jet Powered Snowboard

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

On a wonderful episode of Discovery Channel‘s Daily Planet show Make It Real, engineer James Hobson (a.k.a. “The Hacksmith“) built a jet powered snowboard using a powerful 120mm EDF system, batteries, ESCs, and a remote control. Fans of The Hacksmith can help support his future work on Patreon. A photo posted by James Hobson (@thehacksmith) […]

Friday cable ratings: ‘Gold Rush’ holds steady

In the Friday cable ratings this week, The Discovery Channel’s…

Calcium Channel Research Could Lead to More Effective MS Treatments

Scientists at the University of Buffalo have identified a critical step in the process of nerve myelination after birth, a discovery that holds promise for the development of more effective therapies for neurodegenerative diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS). Show More Summary

Discovery Channel Can Prosper Amidst Web Television, Says RBC

RBC Capital’s Steven Cahall today makes the case for why media stocks such as Walt Disney (DIS) and Discovery Communications (DISCA) are not really a “melting ice cube” amidst television cord cutters, as many believe they are. Cahill...Show More Summary

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