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  • ‘Diesel Brothers’ Fined $850,000 for Rolling Coal

    03/12/2020 4:19:06 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 19 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 03/12/2020 | Matt Posky
    The hosts of the Discovery Channel’s Diesel Brothers have been fined $851,451 for selling modified pickups that violate Utah law and the federally recognized Clean Air Act. Friday’s court documents stipulate that David “Heavy D” Sparks, Joshua Stuart, Keaton Hoskins, and “Diesel Dave” Kiley pay $761,451 to the U.S. government with the remaining $90,000 going to Davis County in Utah. The group has already been found guilty of removing particulate filters and exhaust recirculation systems on the cars used for the television program.
  • Discovery Channel - Large Asteroid Impact Simulation

    09/03/2019 3:45:07 PM PDT · by amorphous · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | Published on Mar 8, 2011 | Anselmo La Manna
    Earth was born as a result of repeated asteroid collisions, the moon was created by a single giant impact event. Then, Earth's size attracted huge meteorites, which slammed into it, causing super-high-temperature rock vapour to cover the entire surface and evaporate all ocean water. The earliest life-forms survived such infernal events by escaping deep into the ground, miraculously emerging again and again. The Earth has gone through innumerable catastrophic events, and life has survived by acquiring new abilities to live through each crisis. Humans are part of the grand history of life's evolution, which has been closely intertwined with repeated...
  • Discovery Channel storm chaser Joel Taylor dies aged 38: Mystery surrounds his cause of death

    01/24/2018 8:23:17 AM PST · by Red Badger · 15 replies ^ | 01/24/2018 | By Abe Hawken For Mailonline
    Full Title: Discovery Channel storm chaser Joel Taylor dies aged 38: Mystery surrounds his cause of death as friends say they are devastated Joel Taylor, 38, was a star in the reality TV documentary series Storm Chasers His co-star and 'storm chasing friend' Reed Timmer revealed he passed away He wrote online that he 'wishes they could have one more storm chase together' Doctors are trying to determine his cause of death, but it's not related to chasing Taylor's last post on his Facecbook page says his first niece had been born
  • With CuriosityStream, Discovery Channel founder seeks online success

    05/10/2016 11:57:53 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 4 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 10, 2016 | Paresh Dave
    With CuriosityStream, Discovery Channel founder seeks online success Paresh DaveContact Reporter The founder of the Discovery Channel, an early cable-TV hit, is turning to online streaming with a new subscription service called CuriosityStream.John Hendricks started Discovery Channel in 1982, after watching HBO succeed in the 1970s. He made a fortune and left as chairman of parent company Discovery Communications last spring to pursue his new venture. On Wednesday, CuriosityStream launched with about 600 series, feature-length documentaries and 20-minute-or-shorter clips on science, technology and history.  Access costs $2.99 a month for standard-definition picture quality and $5.99 a month for high definition. The first...
  • Baltimore featured in Obama documentary

    06/20/2015 3:16:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 19, 2015 | John Fritze
    Baltimore County schools are featured in a documentary that will air this weekend about President Barack Obama's initiative to help young men of color.. The film, which will run Sunday on the Discovery Channel and the Oprah Winfrey Network, is focused on the president's My Brother's Keeper effort, which uses private money to target job training and educational programs at young men. "I always see myself in them," Obama said in a portion of the documentary released Friday. "I do know what it means to come of age uncertain about your place and not clear about what it means to...
  • It all begins with "Black Larry" and Omaha's Boys Town

    05/31/2015 5:56:54 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 5 replies
    Libertarian Republican ^ | Sunday, May 31, 2015 | Eric Dondero
    This FROM THE EDITOR: We will have a major update to the Dennis Hastert child sex ring story here tonight. Witness, sworn statement. Stay tuned... We will begin our coverage of the so-called "Dennis Hastert Sex Scandal," with a video from the early 1990s, from a trusted source of this website. The documentary was set to air on the Discovery Channel in 1994, but was pulled at the last minute, and never ran on cable TV. Some blog sleuths eventually dug it up, years later. It contains some mind-numbing accusations and earth shattering evidence against some Nebraska politicians at the...
  • Discovery's new boss says so no more mermaids, giant snakes (TV channel)

    01/10/2015 10:35:42 AM PST · by UnwashedPeasant · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/9/2015 | Associated Press
    There's a new boss in charge at the Discovery Network, and he's anxious to get rid of mega-sharks, mermaids and man-eating snakes. Rich Ross, a longtime Disney executive who began this week as president of Discovery Communications' flagship channel, said he wants to broaden its appeal to reach more women and families. He has also been quick to make clear what he doesn't want Discovery to be. The network has been doing well financially but has been criticized, particularly by the scientific community, for some specials that have stretched the boundaries of truth. "Brands are all about trust," said Ross,...
  • Pennsylvania governor: End TV series ‘Amish Mafia’

    08/14/2014 10:04:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 13, 2014 9:55 PM EDT
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and other politicians have signed a statement calling on the Discovery Channel to drop the series “Amish Mafia.” The statement says “Amish Mafia” is a “bigoted portrayal” of the religious sect and misrepresents the Amish in Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County as a “crime-ridden culture.” …
  • New video of ‘Kraken’ in natural habitat released (giant squid)

    01/24/2013 3:13:28 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 24, 2013
    Discovery Channel has released the first clip from its upcoming documentary about the elusive giant squid, which can grow to a monstrous 26 feet in length and is likely the source of the Nordic legend of the kraken. Discovery Channel will air the footage -- the first time the giant squid has ever been seen in its underwater habitat -- in the special “Monster Squid: The Giant Is Real,” on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. ET.
  • "Gold Rush" on Discovery Channel tonight!!!!

    12/14/2012 5:09:32 PM PST · by dennisw · 35 replies
    vanity | discover network
    "Gold Rush" on Discovery Channel tonight!!!!
  • American Guns (New show on Discovery Channel)

    10/17/2011 6:39:39 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 29 replies · 1+ views ^ | October, 2011 | Discovery Channel
    The Wyatts are your typical suburban family except they just happen to own one of the premiere firearms facilities in the world. Rich Wyatt and his wife Renee own Gunsmoke, where they buy, sell and trade guns. They -- and the one-of-a-kind and historic guns they make and sell -- are featured in the all-new series AMERICAN GUNS.
  • Discovery Pulls Michael Jackson Autopsy Special

    01/03/2011 2:00:04 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 32 replies
    RTTNews ^ | 1/3/2011 2:46 PM ET | RTT
    The U.K.'s Discovery Channel has reportedly pulled its upcoming documentary Michael Jackson's Autopsy: What Really Killed Michael Jackson. The move comes after complaints from the singer's estate and a public outcry from fans. According to a new report from, the network yanked the special out of respect for the trial of Jackson's physician Dr. Conrad Murray. "Given the commencement of legal proceedings beginning next week, and at the request of Jackson's estate, the broadcast of the medical documentary has been postponed indefinitely," network reps said in an official statement. Earlier this month, reps from Jackson's estate submitted a heated...
  • Obama Praises “Teaching Tolerance for Islam,” Islamic Charter Schools

    12/28/2010 5:25:14 PM PST · by La Lydia · 25 replies
    Our school children are facing Muslim indoctrination with “The 99″ project which is set to air in January with a 13 episode series on the Discovery Channel for Kids. President Obama praised this media event for capturing young imaginations by “teaching tolerance for Islam” at his recent Washington, D.C. Presidential Summit speech. This new series is using animated adventure heroes to depict the 99 attributes of Allah in what the London Times is saying “the show’s mission is to instill old fashioned Islamic values” into our Christian children. Kathy Bright of the Bright Media network has developed (2) The Shield...
  • Could Climate Change Ruin Thanksgiving Dinner?

    11/24/2010 8:25:58 AM PST · by PROCON · 30 replies
    discovery.copm ^ | Nov. 24, 2010 | Jennifer Viegas
    Warmer temperatures could affect just about everything you'll see on the dinner table. THE GIST The cost and quality of Thanksgiving Day foods could eventually be affected by climate change. Warmer temperatures can impact turkey meat texture, appearance and taste, research finds. Water shortages could also lead to more costly plant-based foods and beverages.
  • Syracusia [Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopedia]

    01/28/2006 8:46:55 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies · 1,156+ views
    Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopedia ^ | prior to 2006 | Houghton Mifflin
    One of the most complete descriptions of a ship from antiquity is that described by the Greek writer Athenaeus. Writing in the second century ce, but basing his account on more contemporary descriptions (now lost), he described a huge grain ship built by Hieron II, king of Syracuse from 269 to 215 bce. Lionel Casson considers this to be the largest ship built in antiquity... There were cabins for 142 first-class passengers on the second deck in addition to accommodations for steerage, the lower deck being reserved for cargo and the upper deck for soldiers, said to number 400. The...
  • Study: Archimedes Set Roman Ships Afire with Cannons

    07/07/2010 8:20:04 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies · 1+ views
    LiveScience ^ | June 28, 2010 | Jeremy Hsu
    Greek inventor Archimedes is said to have used mirrors to burn ships of an attacking Roman fleet. But new research suggests he may have used steam cannons and fiery cannonballs instead. A legend begun in the Medieval Ages tells of how Archimedes used mirrors to concentrate sunlight as a defensive weapon during the siege of Syracuse, then a Greek colony on the island of Sicily, from 214 to 212 B.C. No contemporary Roman or Greek accounts tell of such a mirror device, however. Both engineering calculations and historical evidence support use of steam cannons as "much more reasonable than the...
  • 13th century text hides words of Archimedes

    05/11/2007 1:32:53 AM PDT · by dbehsman · 11 replies · 1,021+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 26, 2006 | Jia-Rui Chong
    THE book cost $2 million at auction, but large sections are unreadable. Some of its 348 pages are torn or missing and others are covered with sprawling purple patches of mildew. Sooty edges and water stains indicate a close escape from a fire.
  • Obama To Appear On Episode Of 'Mythbusters'

    10/18/2010 4:53:28 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 62 replies
    WPXI ^ | October 18, 2010
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will appear on an episode of "Mythbusters," a television show that uses science to determine the truth behind urban legends. The White House says the episode will air Dec. 8 on the Discovery Channel. Discovery says the episode considers this question: Did Greek scientist Archimedes set fire to an invading Roman fleet using only mirrors and the reflected rays of the sun?
  • Tests of Fabled Archimedes Death Ray Fail

    10/22/2005 9:14:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 917+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/22/05 | RON HARRIS
    SAN FRANCISCO - It wasn't exactly the ancient siege of Syracuse, but rather a curious quest for scientific validation. According to sparse historical writings, the Greek mathematician Archimedes torched a fleet of invading Roman ships by reflecting the sun's powerful rays with a mirrored device made of glass or bronze. More than 2,000 years later, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Arizona set out to recreate Archimedes' fabled death ray Saturday in an experiment sponsored by the Discovery Channel program "MythBusters." Their attempts to set fire to an 80-year-old fishing boat using their own versions...
  • Obama to Appear on Mythbusters, Bolster America's Giant-Mirror Capability

    10/18/2010 1:31:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Time Magazine's Tuned In Blog ^ | October 18, 2010 | James Poniewozik, TV Critic
    President Obama and Discovery Channel announced today that the chief executive will appear on the Dec. 8 episode of Mythbusters. And surprisingly, the myth being busted has nothing to do with either Islam or Kenyan birth certificates. On the episode, Obama will ask Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman to test whether it was possible for the Greek scientist Archimedes, as told in story, to have set fire to an invading fleet using a giant mirror and the reflected rays of the sun. Which forces me to ask: What the hell is the government secretly planning to do with a giant...