After villagers found a tiny elephant wandering alone, scientists began the search for her mother using DNA matching technology.
What’s shiny and lives under the Martian ice? No, it’s not a joke. It’s clay. Just…clay.
After decades of work trying to save the giant panda, Chinese officials have announced the species is no longer endangered.
Finally! It was initially proposed way back in 1998 and named the James Webb Space Telescope in 2002. After a decade of delays and over 10 billion dollars past its original budget, NASA’s next great observatory finally launched from the European Space Agency’s Guiana Space Centre in South America.
Plastic recycling and pollution are two keystone problems facing society. Despite the popular belief that plastic wrapping or containers can be converted into useful products indefinitely, many can only be recycled once or not at all.
With the clock ticking and no ground to mine, mining veteran Dave Turin takes a gamble on a remote claim. Find out if his gamble pays off on an all-new season of Gold Rush: Dave Turin's Lost Mine premiering Friday, May 20 at 9PM ET/PT on Discovery and discovery+.
Whether it’s less severe than other variants or not, we can all agree that the Omicron variant of the coronavirus is no fun at all. But despite its ominous name, “omicron” is just the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet. In astronomy, the stars in any constellation are ordered from brightest to dimmest, with the brightest getting the name “alpha”, the second brightest “beta”, and so on. And believe it or not, there are some pretty cool omicrons out there.
The United States Space Force may have a somewhat silly name, but it's very, very real. And it just launched a semi-secret mission into space.
A discovery of mummies in the Tarim Basin in China from the 1990s has finally been demystified. The remains showed evidence of western origin, but after a DNA test, it turns out that these mummies are a bit more local than once thought.
BEE CZAR, premiering on Wednesday, March 9 at 10p ET/PT, explores the bizarre world of bee wrangling and one man’s mission to save the world by saving the honeybee.
How do you see a perfectly black object in the middle of a pitch-dark night? It sounds like the start of an annoying riddle, but it’s really the question faced by astronomers when they want to search for black holes.
Axiom Mission 1 blasted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center today, setting the standard for commercial space travel with a first-of-its-kind mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
This morning, on July 20, 2021, Blue Origin's first crewed spaceflight was a success! Congrats to Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos and three crewmates, who lifted off into space from Blue Origin’s Launch Site near Van Horn, Texas. Here's the play-by-play of the New Shepard's approximitely 10 minute flight from launch to capsule landing, which looked picture perfect.
Brand new documentaries and series on discovery+ include ENDANGERED, produced and narrated by Ellen DeGeneres, which follows the effort of dedicated wildlife conservationists across the globe as they work to compile the latest version of The Red List.
Can't stop this shine. The duo returns for a new season of Gold Rush: Freddy Dodge's Mine Rescue on Friday April 1 on Discovery.