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'Bering Sea Gold' Finale: Big Fight, Big Payday On The Christina Rose

Posted 05.18.2012 | TV

It was the season finale of "Bering Sea Gold" (Fri., 10 p.m. ET on Discovery) this weekend, and the last chance for the crews to bring in the big haul...

'Man vs. Wild' Canceled

Posted 03.13.2012 | TV

"Man vs. Wild" has been canceled. “Due to a continuing contractual dispute with Bear Grylls, Discovery has terminated all current productions w...

Cody Survives Accident On Deck Of 'Bering Sea Gold'

Posted 05.04.2012 | TV

It's risky work on "Bering Sea Gold" (Fri., 10 p.m. EST on Discovery), with perhaps as much danger coming from the ships the crews are working on as i...

PHOTOS: Smithsonian Plans Festival To Welcome Discovery

AP | Posted 02.29.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Smithsonian Institution plans a four-day festival with NASA to welcome space shuttle Discovery into its collection in April. The Na...

'American Chopper' Makes Bike For Wounded Veterans

Posted 04.28.2012 | TV

The guys love building custom bikes for worthy causes, and they pulled out all the stops when tasked with building for the Veterans Airlift Command on...

'Bering Sea Gold': Mutiny On The Wild Ranger

Posted 04.27.2012 | TV

Unless the entire crew backs the play, it's usually not a good idea to start calling out the captain of any vessel. Luckily for Steve, they were still...

Hanging Out Of A Moving Truck On 'World's Toughest Trucker'

Posted 04.22.2012 | TV

In an odd exchange during "World's Toughest Trucker" (Mon., 10 p.m. EST on Discovery), Shane radioed to the blue truck ahead to tell them that when th...

Donald Trump's Custom Gold Bike On 'American Chopper'

Posted 04.21.2012 | TV

Donald Trump likes things big and he likes gold, so Paul Teutul Sr. knew exactly what he was doing when his Orange County Choppers built a custom moto...

Impressive Dollar Amount Achieved On 'Gold Rush Alaska'

Posted 04.20.2012 | TV

With work still ongoing, the boys of "Gold Rush" (Fri., 8 p.m. EST on Discovery) are starting to see both their fortunes and their moods improve. Aft...

Can Birds' Sex Lives Explain Why We Cheat?

Posted 02.19.2012 | Divorce

Scientists are finding out a little more about the birds and the bees -- and surprisingly, infidelity -- by studying the mating habits of our feathere...

Emily Gets Trapped Underwater On 'Bering Sea Gold'

Posted 04.13.2012 | TV

The gold hunters of "Bering Sea Gold" (Fri., 10 p.m. EST on Discovery) use high-powered vacuums on the bottom of the sea in their work to try and find...

Going Inside: Direct Experience Is Like a True Kiss

Gangaji | Posted 03.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Gangaji

To consciously choose to be without thought is the gateway to direct experience. If we are bound to our thinking process for our reference points of reality, we will ask only those questions guaranteed to keep attention on analysis, cause and effect and conceptual evaluation.

Uncertainty and the Rewards of Discovery

Lorie Karnath | Posted 03.16.2012 | Impact
Lorie Karnath

For many, risk is viewed solely as a threat, to be avoided, but to steer clear of risk also means that one eludes the opportunities that risk engenders.

Mike Rowe Has Fun With Trash Compactor On 'Dirty Jobs'

Posted 03.11.2012 | TV

Mike Rowe still knows how to have fun on "Dirty Jobs" (Tue., 9 p.m. EST on Discovery). It's a good attitude to have when dealing with some of the jobs...

Telling the Truth About What Is Here

Gangaji | Posted 03.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Gangaji

One of the most powerful phrases in human language is "I am here." It is powerful because it is utterly simple and profoundly true. Anything that is said or thought afterward is just an addition to this basic, unfaltering truth.

'Moonshiners': The Legacy Of Popcorn Sutton

Posted 03.05.2012 | TV

In the world of illegal alcohol, Popcorn Sutton is a name that reached legendary status even before he died in 2009. Facing an 18-month prison sentenc...

Lisa Randall: Mozart, Newton and You?

Lisa Randall | Posted 05.31.2013 | Science
Lisa Randall

Creativity is essential to particle physics, cosmology, mathematics, and to other fields of science, just as it is to its more widely acknowledged beneficiaries -- the arts and humanities.

What Marathons Are On This New Year's Weekend?

TVLine | Posted 03.01.2012 | TV

If your New Year's resolution is to watch less TV, you can pretty much consider it broken already. The networks are pulling out all the stops to lure ...

Tickle Breaks His Ribs, Has The Remedy On 'Moonshiners'

Posted 02.27.2012 | TV

Tickle probably thought he was making alcohol on "Moonshiners" (Wed., 10 p.m. EST on Discovery) for entertainment purposes. Little did he know that it...

'Dirty Jobs': Plastering Fossils Compares To 'Ghost' Pottery Scene?

Posted 02.20.2012 | TV

Mike Rowe has taken on some pretty disgusting jobs through his years as the host of "Dirty Jobs" (Tue., 9 p.m. ET on Discovery). Most of them are jobs...

It's Elementary

Malcolm Kushner | Posted 02.04.2012 | Weird News
Malcolm Kushner

As anyone who ever took grade-school chemistry knows, elements are the building blocks of the universe. Do you really want to be built out of livermorium or flerovium? I didn't think so.

Technology Changing Exploration's Paradigm

Lorie Karnath | Posted 01.16.2012 | Technology
Lorie Karnath

Exploration and technology have often enjoyed something of a symbiotic relationship. At times it has actually been exploration which has led to or enabled a number of the new tools that were developed as a consequence of discovery.

Life at the SETI Institute: Dr. Gerry Harp -- Deciphering Celestial Signals in a New Way

SETI Institute | Posted 12.27.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

By Dr. Gerry Harp, Senior Astrophysicist, Center for SETI Research, SETI Institute, and Gail Jacobs Trained as a quantum mechanic, Dr. Gerry Harp was...

Life at the SETI Institute: Dr. Jill Tarter -- The Search for Cosmic Company

SETI Institute | Posted 12.20.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

By Gail Jacobs Astronomer Dr. Jill Tarter is Director of the SETI Institute's Center for SETI Research, and also holder of the Bernard M. Oliver C...

Happy (or Not so Happy) Columbus Day to us All!

Alison Owings | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home
Alison Owings

If there is a single individual in history more disliked by Native Americans than George Armstrong Custer and Andrew Jackson, it is Christopher Columbus.