Articles Tagged with discovery

What Do We Know So Far About Kepler-452b?

Artist concept of Kepler-452b. (Photo via NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle.)

The discovery of a possibly Earth-like planet in the Milky Way, Kepler-452b, has been big news. The exoplanet (planet outside the solar system) has a great chance of being very similar to Earth. The most compelling thing about it is the possibility for alien life on it. There’s plenty of other things that can get… Read more »

Is Life Possible On Saturn’s ‘Death Star’ Moon?

What's lurking beneath the surface of Saturn's Death Star moon?

Could Saturn’s “Death Star” moon show some signs of life? A new theory has been proposed about the Death Star moon in the scientific journal Science about one of Saturn’s moons. Based a new model of the Death Star moon, it could be showing signs of a possible life-sustaining ocean under an icy crust. The… Read more »

‘Shark Week’ Producers Lied To Scientists Amid Ratings Dominance

shark week annoys scientists

Shark Week 2014 has come and gone, and with this year’s installment, Discovery has managed to bring in some of the the highest ratings of its 27 year history, though some contend that the network’s success comes at a price. Last week’s shark extravaganza, an annual outing for Discovery since 1987, topped the charts with… Read more »

Paul Walker Posthumously Appears In Shark Week Special

Paul Walker reportedly considered returning to school instead of continuing as an actor.

Paul Walker will posthumously appear in this year’s Shark Week as Discovery is set to air a special featuring footage of the actor and marine biology graduate filmed before his death late last year. Appearing in Spawn Of Jaws during 2013’s Shark Week, Paul Walker aided Dr. Michael Domeier in tagging a pregnant great white… Read more »