From voices raised in protest for change to the final tender words uttered to a dying loved one, sound and hearing are primal in connecting humans to the world. Now those moments are being acknowledged in an annual award for the Sound of the Year, created to honor audible history and the art of noise.
Glaciers store a vast amount of important climate data within their frozen rivers of snow and ice. But many of the world’’s 220,000 glaciers are under threat from global warming and are melting at an accelerating rate. Now scientists are in a race to gather long-frozen records of Earth’s past climate from the ice.
The Star Trek star will become the oldest person to go to space when he launches aboard a Blue Origin rocket on Wednesday, October 13. Watch live coverage on Space Launch LIVE: Shatner in Space on Discovery and Science Channel starting at 8:30A ET with liftoff scheduled for 10A ET.
Ancient human footprints found in New Mexico suggest people may have arrived in the Americas 10,000 years before scientists had previously thought.
An incredibly resilient species of coral has weathered hundreds of years of coral bleaching and survived. What can this teach scientists about conservation?
New A.I. technology is allowing scientists to keep track of individual grizzlies over their lifetimes.
Disaster zones operate on tight timelines. Minutes, or even seconds, can be the difference between life and death when people are trapped by rubble, collapsed buildings, or rising waters.
A tale of two species. Massive sauropod dinosaurs discovered in northwestern China is the region’s first fossil discovery.
The echoes of fin whale vocalizations are so powerful they can penetrate volcanic rock and sediment on the ocean floor. Scientists are using these seismic waves to learn more about the deep sea.
Dragonflies are nature’s most agile insect fliers and likely the most accomplished anywhere on Earth. Their ability to move in any direction at high speed or hover in one spot makes them the perfect model for robotic flight.
Roaming with Kik--a look into a woolly mammoth’s tusks unravels its 28-year journey in prehistoric Alaska.
Solar energy is virtually unlimited and one of the cleanest forms of renewable power. So building machines driven by the sun makes perfect environmental sense.
Recently, a fossil of an ancient bird skull was discovered, shedding light on how birds’ large brains may have helped them survive the dinosaur-killing asteroid.
In Discovery’s BEASTS OF THE ICE AGE documentary, scientists uncovered new discoveries of frozen mammoths, cave lions, and other prehistoric animals in a mysterious Siberian cave. Today, experts share more on their findings since the first discovery of the frozen lion cubs in 2017 and 2018.
Large towns and cities are not always designed with green space and natural biodiversity in mind. But using biophilic design in outdoor and interior spaces means people can get more of the health and wellbeing benefits of interacting with nature right on their doorstep.