If you were fooled into thinking you’d be watching Michael Phelps race side-by-side with an actual great white shark, well, I’m sorry to say it but shame on you. For years now, the Discovery Channel’s annual week of shark-oriented programming has peddled some tall tales alongside docs that are ostensibly invested in…
Have you been angered by the Discovery Channel recently? Maybe for its completely erroneous Megalodon "documentary," or its disgusting, botched "man eaten alive by anaconda" stunt? Well, then you're probably a decent person. You also might be Rich Ross, the new president of the Discovery Channel.
Later tonight, you'll be able to watch a man attempt to become a 25-foot, giant green anaconda's dinner—willingly. And to make sure our human snake snack makes it out alive, scientists spent months designing, testing, and building one incontrovertibly snake-proof suit. Air mask, chainmail, pig's blood and all.
In a bizarre bid for TV ratings, the Discovery Channel has announced an upcoming special Eaten Alive, in which a wildlife filmmaker in a "snake-proof" suit will supposedly crawl inside a live anaconda. Uh...does the anaconda get a say in this?
The April 18 avalanche on Mount Everest that killed 16 Sherpas training for an ascent has been declared the deadliest mountaineering accident ever recorded on the peak. Now Discovery has created an immersive web experience to help illustrate what happened.
When a plane unfortunately crashes there's no shortage of photos and video of the wreckage, but rarely footage of the actual impact. So to appease our morbid curiosity of what really happens when a large airliner crashes, the Discovery Channel deliberately downed a 727 in the desert for an upcoming show.
Get excited, people. The critically acclaimed BBC documentary series Frozen Planet is slated to begin airing stateside on March 18th, but here's the really good news: the controversial final episode addressing climate change? It will be airing in the U.S., after all.
Gizmodo's Joe Brown appeared on Discovery Channel's iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World on Sunday October 16, 2011. Watch his clips above!
If you're a fan of the Blue Planet and Planet Earth documentary series, then there's a good chance you've already heard about the forthcoming collaboration between the BBC and the Discovery Channel, Frozen Planet.
As part of the run up to this year's Shark Week, the Discovery channel's teamed with the Georgia Aquarium and embedded a live webcam in the world's largest shark tank.
Brian T Klug has balls, I'll give him that. Why else would he have bought a Discovery Channel CD-ROM (Windows 98) incorrectly priced on Amazon to the tune of $2,904,980,000 just to see what would happen?
Let's take our minds off all this nasty Google Voice business for a minute, and focus on the apps that we do have. Google may not make an appearance this week, but how about Wikipedia? NPR? The Discovery Channel? Simplify?
Here's a peek at this week's episode of Time Warp, where hosts Jeff and Matt join up with magicians Penn and Teller in Las Vegas and get a behind the scenes tour of Cirque de Soleil's O.
Discovery Channel's new Weaponizers mini-series sounds pretty insane: Dudes armor-plate cars, mount them with machine guns and rockets, then hide in bunkers, operating them by remote control in an ultimate to-the-death Carmageddon. Oh my.
We asked the MythBusters for teasers of the new season, starting tomorrow at 9pm and running every Wednesday on the Discovery Channel. What we got doesn't disappoint: Hair-raising bus wreck above, Hollywood-style fruit-stand crash below.
Want to be the scariest ancient history buff in your neighborhood? A couple of timber engineers are selling their re-creation of a Roman ballista, which they made for a Discovery Channel documentary, on eBay. Though the 12-ton, 24 foot-tall war machine needs a little restoration work and doesn't currently function,…