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Life at the SETI Institute: DIY -- Do your own SETI searches with setiQuest Data and Software

SETI Institute | Posted 11.28.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

By Dr. Gerry Harp, an astrophysicist at the SETI Institute. Figure 1: A waterfall plot. This shows the signal as a function of frequency (increas...

Footprints Of First Inhabitants Of Americas Discovered In Mexico

Posted 11.28.2011 | Latino Voices

Researchers have discovered human footprints in Mexico from as far back as 25,000 years ago. The five markings, found in a remote area in the north...

Netflix Inks Deal With New Partner

Posted 11.21.2011 | Technology

By Paul Thomasch NEW YORK (Reuters) - Netflix Inc and Discovery Communications Inc have reached an agreement to bring episodes of popular TV ad...

First Planet Orbiting Two Stars Discovered by the NASA Kepler Spacecraft

SETI Institute | Posted 11.15.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

By Dr. Laurance Doyle, an astrophysicist at the SETI Institute, and lead author of a paper that will appear in the journal Science on September 15, 2...

NASA Art/50 Years at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Perspectives from a NASA Artist

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 10.17.2011 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

I had a call from NASA to be their artist spokesperson for the opening of NASA Art/50 Years at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. NASA ...

America's First Woman Space-Walker Remembers Shuttle Rides

James M. Clash | Posted 09.05.2011 | Travel
James M. Clash

"This business consists of riding bombs. And if you do absolutely everything right, you can marshal the energy to do something astonishing like put yourself into orbit. If you do even a few things wrong, it's going to act like a bomb."

Saving the Planet, one Sleeveless, Baby-Doll Mini-Dress at a Time

Jim Gibbons | Posted 06.20.2011 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

When it comes to clothes consumption, our culture's collective mantra is more shop 'til you drop than reduce, reuse, recycle.

The Real Deal on Cable's App Flap

Dennis Kneale | Posted 05.30.2011 | Technology
Dennis Kneale

The cable industry is bracing for a bitter slugfest, the two sides of a once-united house -- content and distribution -- scrapping over an innocuous app that delivers cable shows to the iPad.

Life at the SETI Institute: Jon Jenkins -- Turning Pixels Into Planets

SETI Institute | Posted 05.28.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

After a starquake, says NASA's Dr. Jon Jenkins, "stars actually change their shape. This shape change causes an apparent change in brightness. As we study the brightness variations in time, we can essentially hear the songs of the stars."

10 Food and Drink Inventions We Didn't Need

The Daily Meal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Daily Meal

"Dude, I was camping and forgot my spork -- I almost starved!" "Oh, great. You opened the wine bottle but didn't finish all the Grüner. How are we...

Discovery Leaves Space Station For The Last Time

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Its decades-long mission accomplished, space shuttle Discovery headed home to retirement after undocking from the Interna...

WATCH: Discovery Launch As Seen From A Plane

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

When the space shuttle Discovery took off for space last Thursday, it was much documented from the ground. But what about what it looks like from the ...

NASA's Most Iconic Photos Of Space Shuttle Discovery: 1984 - 2011

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Thursday marks the final launch of Space Shuttle Discovery, the oldest of NASA's three operational orbiters and the first to be retired. Since 1984...

Discovery Claims 23 Million Facebook Fans With 500K New Ones Added Weekly (VIDEO)

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.04.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

The Discovery Network connects with 23 million fans on Facebook, says Kelly Day, who heads the network's digital operations, in this interview with Beet.TV.

Discovery PULLS Bizarre Michael Jackson 'Autopsy' Show

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES — Discovery Channel International has indefinitely postponed the broadcast of a show purporting to re-enact Michael Jackson's autops...

NASA Apologizes for Not Finding the Aliens

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alex Pasternack

Newspaper readers and internet users were doggone annoyed that NASA didn't discover a giant space alien, but only an arsenic-fueled microbe that blows apart our definition of life and could help us find aliens in the future.

The End Of Discovery

Russell Stannard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Russell Stannard

Science will one day grind to a halt. All I am pointing out is that one day these endeavours will fizzle out. And that will not be when we have discovered everything, leaving no unanswered questions.

Water Main Break At Space Center Stalls Shuttle

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A water main break at NASA's spaceport put launch preparations on temporary hold Wednesday for the next-to-last shuttle f...

Worth Watching: "Life" on DVD

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Avital Andrews

Even if you don't buy Dad the DVDs, you can still invite him to watch the harrowing and touching spectacle with you. "Life" is re-airing on Animal Planet Sunday nights through July 4.

Discovery Channel Insider: Sarah Palin's Show Is "a New All Time Low for Discovery"

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

According to an inside source at Discovery Channel, people who viewed the promo for Sarah Palin's new show were "rolling their eyes, snickering, and even laughing."

Discovery Chairman Defends Sarah Palin Show

DailyFinance | JEFF BERCOVICI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"We've had success in the past where we've had people who've had an obvious connection to a region or a state," said Henricks. "Like, we did a travelo...

NASA Shuttle Launch: Discovery Blasts Off On

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA has cleared Discovery for a Monday morning launch to the International Space Station, the last scheduled liftoff in ...

Discovery Shuttle Launch Date Set For April 5

Reuters | Irene Klotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NASA on Friday cleared space shuttle Discovery for launch on April 5 on one of its final cargo runs to the International Space Station before the flee...

Discovery's 'Life' Draws Network's Best Debut Ratings In A Decade

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — The Discovery Channel's latest nature project, "Life," debuted with the network's best ratings for a new series in a decade. The ser...

'Sarah Palin's Alaska' Show Could Be Coming To Cable TV

Reuters | James Hibberd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sarah Palin is closer to landing a deal for a reality show. Sources say A&E Networks and Discovery Communications want to acquire Palin's project, w...