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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...

3-D TV is Buzz at Cable Show as Discovery Readies 24/7 3-D Net (video)

Daisy Whitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Daisy Whitney

LOS ANGELES -- At the Cable Show, lots of buzz about 3-D programming and the roll-out of TV Everywhere.  I caught up with Discovery's Rebecca Gla...

DNA: The Road Of Discovery

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

We see only as far as our mind is willing to look. Fear keeps us on the safe ground of reason - sturdy, predictable, secure. But sometimes we are pushed to its edge by Nature herself.

Discovery Earnings UP In 4Q

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Discovery Communications Inc. posted a 46 percent jump in fourth-quarter earnings Wednesday, taking in more money from the ...

Peter Ligouri Named Discovery COO

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Discovery Communications Inc., which owns Discovery, TLC and other cable channels, on Monday named Peter Liguori as chief o...

Confirmed: Dinosaur Eggs Found In India

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Each egg is the size of a football - about 13 to 23cm in diameter, lying buried in sandy nests. The leader of the team, MU Ramkumar, told the BBC the ...

Space Shuttle Discovery Blasts Off For International Space Station

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Space shuttle Discovery's astronauts steered closer to the international space station for a Sunday linkup, while checkin...