All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Discovery’

Hulu Makes Deal For Discovery Content

Hulu announced that it has entered into a partnership with Discovery which will see it become the exclusive subscription video on-demand home to Deadliest Catch. It’s the first ong-form content partnership between the two. The agreement will also see Hulu getting various shows from Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, Destination America and original Spanish-language content from Discovery …

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Megamouth Shark: Rarest Shark in the World Hooked

A “rare and mysterious” megamouth shark — and what a mouth it is — was caught from the depths of the ocean off the Shizuoka coast of Japan. A gathering of over 1500 Japanese watched as the “rarest shark in the world” was dissected. According to Japanese Daily Press, “The Marine Science Museum in Shizuoka, Japan dissected the animal caught …

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William Shatner Honored by NASA for Service

NASA honored iconic actor William Shatner with its highest award bestowed upon civilians Saturday, the Distinguished Public Service medal. Shatner received the citation while attending his own Hollywood Charity Horse Show in Los Angeles, which raises money for children’s causes. The medal cited Shatner for “outstanding generosity and dedication to inspiring new generations of explorers around the world, and for …

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Noah’s Ark: Thought To Have Been Round

When we think of the story of Noah, many imagine a giant boat that managed to hold two of every animal species on Earth. And that giant boat is typically “pointy”. Apparently the image had by many was completely wrong. According to a recently deciphered 4,000-year-old clay tablet, the boat was round in shape. “It’s a perfect thing,” says Irving …

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The Earliest Life Form Found So Far is in Australia

The Guardian is reporting that Earth’s earliest life form has been found in Australia. An Aussie research team accompanied by some U.S. scientists discovered a series of “complex microbial ecosystems” they date to 3.5 billion years ago. The find was made in Australia’s western Pilbara region in rock sediments considered to be some of the oldest found. In a rock …

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Discovery’s New Miniseries “Klondike” Gets A Trailer

When you think of the Discovery Channel you probably envision nature shows, Mythbusters, and the over-hyped Shark Week. Soon, the cable channel will trek into an unknown area, as they debut their first scripted mini-series. The mini-series “Klondike” stars Richard Madden (Robb Stark from Game of Thrones) and Augustus Prew (Kick-Ass 2). The two will play life-long friends who find …

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Oarfish, Mystery Sea Monster Revealed

Nessie? The Loch Ness Monster? Or some other unidentified creature of the deep? Officials in Spain last week were left with these very questions, but it looks like these questions may finally be put to rest. The fish, found on the shore of Luis Siret Beach in Villaricos, with horns protruding from the head baffled discoverers. Several factors made identification …

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Mona Lisa Mystery May Finally Be Solved

What’s in a smile? Well, if it belongs to arguably one of the most famous smiling figures that answer is mystery, or at least it was until now. The inspiration for the Mona Lisa has been up for debate, puzzling art historians and researchers for centuries; however, with the advancements of DNA testing this may be about to change. Leonardo …

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Deadliest Catch Star Missing? Elliot Neese Absent in Season 9 Preview

For the past two seasons, Elliot Neese has been captaining the Ramblin Rose as the youngest captain on the Discovery Channel series Deadliest Catch. This season, however, Discovery has teased that Neese may have lost his job commanding the Rose. A first-look trailer for the ninth season of Deadliest Catch was released this week, and Neese’s absence seems to be …

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Radiation Belt Around Earth Discovered by NASA

NASA this week revealed that its Van Allen Probes have discovered a third radiation belt around the Earth. Before now, the Earth’s Van Allen belts were thought to be two belts of radiation surrounding the planet. The newly discovered belt of radiation was observed for four weeks before a shockwave from the sun blew it apart. The new belt could …

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Spotify Adds New Follow & Discovery Features, Now Rocks Metallica

Spotify has just announced a significant update to the service, one that focuses on music discovery. It’s all based on the theory that Spotify users complain about not knowing what to listen to, “and artists say they want to connect more closely with fans” – at least according to CEO Daniel Ek. Soon, Spotify users will be greeted with two …

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Mermaid Body Found: Documentary Back In The News

Mermaids have always fascinated us; the folklore and imagery we find in beloved films make it easy to believe that lovely women with long, shimmering tails live beneath the waves of the ocean, ready to help the next person they see in danger. The Discovery Channel was banking on that belief over the summer, when they first aired the faux …

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