Astronomers may have detected the first moon outside a star system

Good news, everyone! We may have detected our first exomoon outside a solar system. It orbits a gas giant 1800 light years away from us, and it's half the size of Earth—just like the famous Yavin IV from which the Rebel Alliance launched its attack against the Death Star. It's a really weird moon too. » 12/18/13 4:38pm 12/18/13 4:38pm

The New Reality Show Urban Suburban Makes Homeowners Choose Sides

Shows like Million Dollar Listings are fun and all—but, like, who can relate? The new Discovery Fit & Health show Urban Suburban might represent a more realistic real estate conundrum for most Americans: a real-life version of the Town Mouse and the Country Mouse, where homebuyers have to decide between settling down in … » 11/04/13 12:40pm 11/04/13 12:40pm

These Lands Were Entirely Unknown Until the Age of Exploration

While the people of Europe bravely set sail during the Age of Discovery—a period stretching from the early 15th century and continuing to the 17th century—it's easy to forget that very few of the shores onto which they stepped were entirely uninhabited. This map shows the lands that were, until adventurers landed,… » 8/15/13 4:37am 8/15/13 4:37am

5 Amazing Scientific Discoveries We Don't Know What to Do With

Every day, scientists make discoveries that change the way we live. But sometimes, just sometimes, they achieve results that are so extraordinary or unexpected that they literally don't know what to do with them. Here are five of the most puzzling. » 2/22/13 11:00am 2/22/13 11:00am

NASA Captures Shuttle's Capitol Hill Flyby With—What Else—Instagram…

On its final flight, the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft that bore Space Shuttle Discovery took the liberty of buzzing Capitol Hill and NASA was there to preserve the moment—then apply a filter and post it on the Internets. » 4/17/12 9:40pm 4/17/12 9:40pm

Space Shuttle Discovery Flies to Its Retirement Home

The Space Shuttle Discovery will make its final airborne journey tomorrow. The storied spacecraft will be ferried on the back of a Boeing 747 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to Dulles International Airport outside Washington DC. The plane's final destination is the nearby Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center of the… » 4/16/12 6:40pm 4/16/12 6:40pm

Why Can't I Just Watch TV on the Goddamn Internet?!

News Corp, Viacom and Discovery issued to formal complaints to Time Warner this week, demanding the cable provider remove any of the trio's channels (MTV, FX, Discovery, etc.) from their iPad app, which streams live television to cable subscribers while they're at home. Today, Time Warner caved and removed the channels » 3/31/11 10:00pm 3/31/11 10:00pm

Who Gets the Space Shuttle Discovery When It Lands?

There's a custody war brewing between interested parties over NASA's space shuttle Discovery when it finally returns to Earth tomorrow for the final time. Houston's Johnson Space Center, New York City's Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Seattle's History of Flight Museum, Florida's Kennedy Space Center, L.A.'s… » 3/09/11 12:00am 3/09/11 12:00am