Over on SCI2, we're highlighting the science of sci-fi, including this Interstellar featurette:
Watch 'The Science of Interstellar' Wednesday night at 10/9c on Science.
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15), Science proudly highlights a variety of programming that showcases the rich and diverse history of the Hispanic and Latino cultures. The following is a list of programming to commemorate the month:
Survivorman: Sonoran Desert
September 16 at 3p.m. (Eastern)
Survivorman: Tierra del Fuego
September 23 at 3 a.m. (Eastern)
How Do They Do It? Marca País Episode 1
NEW | September 18 at 10 p.m. (Eastern)
September 18 at 1 a.m. (Eastern)
September 19 at 8 a.m. (Eastern)
September 19 at 11 a.m. (Eastern)
September 19 at 6 p.m. (Eastern)
How Do They Do It? Marca País Episode 2 (P)
NEW | September 25 at 10 p.m. (Eastern)
September 25 at 1 a.m. (Eastern)
September 26 at 8 a.m. (Eastern)
September 26 at 11 a.m. (Eastern)
September 26 at 6 p.m. (Eastern)
The Unexplained Files: Peruvian Alien Skull & Baltic Sea UFO
September 17 at 1 p.m. (Eastern)
September 21 at 1 p.m. (Eastern)
Close Encounters – Examined: Socorro & Plauen (P)
NEW | September 24 at 10 p.m. (Eastern)
September 24 at 1 a.m. (Eastern)
September 25 at 8 a.m. (Eastern)
September 25 at 11 a.m. (Eastern)
September 25 at 6 p.m. (Eastern)
September 27 at 6:30 p.m. (Eastern)
Strip the City: Machu Picchu
September 24 at 4 a.m. (Eastern)
Firefly: All-day marathon feat. Gina Torres and Morena Baccarin
September 27 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
When Earth Erupts: Americas
September 28 at 10 a.m. (Eastern)
Aliens of the Amazon: Treehoppers
October 12 at 6 a.m. (Eastern)
Aliens of the Amazon: Secret Alliance
October 12 at 7 a.m. (Eastern)
Species of Mass Destruction: Fire Ants
October 12 at 9 a.m. (Eastern)
A recent report from the White House lays out the stark reality of a future affected by climate change: coastal flooding, heat waves and droughts, ocean acidification, hurricanes and food security fears.
So while science fiction movies show some unlikely ways Earth could be destroyed in the future -- aliens or artificial intelligence, for instance -- the biggest threat to our planet comes instead from natural disasters.
Designing for Disaster, a new exhibit at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., demonstrates construction innovations designed to protect communities from the devastating affects of natural disasters; for instance, is the U.S. prepared for a massive earthquake like the tremblors that leveled parts of Haiti and Chile in 2010?
On May 25, two Science Channel programs address this issue head-on.
At 9/8c, Swallowed by a Sinkhole looks into the science of sinkholes and why Florida's unique geology makes it the sinkhole capital of the world.
Then at 10/9c, Megastorm: World’s Biggest Typhoon examines super-typhoon Haiyan, which destroyed much of Tacloban in the Philippines in November 2013, leaving more than 7,300 people dead or missing.
The future threats from natural disasters are very real. By bringing attention to this issue, and each doing our part, Science Channel and the National Building Museum aim to spotlight efforts keeping people around the world more safe and secure.
Designing for Disaster opens May 11, 2014 and runs through August 2, 2015.
Swallowed by a Sinkhole and Megastorm: World's Biggest Typhoon air Sunday, May 25, starting at 9 p.m. E/P on Science Channel.
Science Channel broke huge news at SXSW this weekend:
You know who else f---ing loves science? The Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson, who will be an executive producer on the show. Here's how he announced the HUGE news:
If you know anything about me, you know I love science. Science has a naughty secret — it’s that all things are connected. And this show is going to explore the randomness of science. Think of it as a late night Google search that goes a hundred pages deep until things get weird — and then you just keep going. And there is no better partner for this kind of smart entertainment like Science Channel and Elise.
No word on whether Geoff will make an appearance on the series.
So what can you expect?
"I F—ing Love Science follows one inalienable truth — that jaw-dropping, mind-blowing, science is present in everything. In each 60 minute episode, the show attempts to prove a grand, outlandish thesis that will take the viewer on twists and turns through the big and small of all things science. Each hour will delve into a bevy of unexpected but related topics, meeting celebrities, scientists, and everyday people – each of whom f-ing love science."
Andrew will be a consulting producer on the hour-long show, scheduled to debut later this year. What started two years ago as a fun hobby for Andrew is now a Facebook page with 10.6 million fans and a social following reaching 50 million people a week.
IFLS isn't the first social media sensation to transition to TV. Lil Bub has her own talk show and William Shatner starred in short-lived series $h*! My Dad Says, based on a Twitter account of the same (but unbleeped) name.
Stay tuned for more news as the show gets underway. In the meantime, check out another Science Channel project to which Andrew is a contributor: SCI2.
In celebration of Black History Month, Science proudly highlights a variety of programming that showcases the rich and diverse history of the African American culture. The following is a list of programming to commemorate the month.
Monday, February 3rd at 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Friday, February 14th at 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Tuesday, February 18th at 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Wednesday, February 26th at 6:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Through the Wormhole explores the deepest mysteries of existence - the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity. What are we made of? What was there before the beginning? Are we really alone? These questions have been pondered by the most exquisite minds of the human race.
Sunday, February 9th 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Outrageous Acts of Science Ep. 1: Kings of Carnage
Saturday, February 15th 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) NEW
Outrageous Acts of Science Ep. 2: Show Offs
Saturday, February 22nd 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) NEW
Science is taking to the streets as amateur and professional scientists conduct experiments and post their exploits online, competing with other backyard scientists to go bigger and bolder. Features astrophysicist Hakeem Oluseyi.
Tuesday, February 11th 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Eastern)
Tuesday, February 11th 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Sunday, February 23rd 2:00 p.m. (Eastern)
This series shows the inner workings of our planet, the Solar System, the galaxies and the Universe itself. Narrated by actor Erik Todd Dellums.
Friday, February 14th at 4:00 a.m. (Eastern)
Stuck with Hackett features "alternative engineer" and survival expert Chris Hackett. Each episode finds Hackett left alone in an extreme environment - from deep wilderness, to ruined cities, to arid deserts - with little more than his wits and ingenuity.
Unearthing Ancient Secrets: Unsolved Death of Cleopatra
Friday, February 21st at 6:00 a.m. (Eastern)
For 2000 years, only one verdict has been recorded-suicide by snakebite. Scientific evidence suggests this is not how Cleopatra died.
Sunday, February 23rd at 11 a.m. (Eastern)
Experiments have transformed machines into creatures with consciousness; elsewhere, scientists are enhancing humans with synthetic parts that work better than the real thing. The result: a not-too distant world where man and machine are indistinguishable. Features Neuroengineer, Kwabena Boahen.
Monday, February 24th at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern)
A doctor uses the power of mind to save his patient.
Dark Matters 2 Ep. 207: Tuskegee Experiment
Monday, February 24th at 2:00 p.m. (Eastern)
U.S. government experiments illegally on black men with syphilis for 40 years.
Alien Encounters Ep. 1: The Message
Tuesday, February 25th at 6:00 p.m. (Eastern)
What would really happen if we got a message from space? Scientists and sci-fi writers, with cooperation from SETI and Carl Sagan's son, Nick, unravel the impact of this world changing event, forming an intriguing hypothetical scenario. Features astrophysicist and cosmologist Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Alien Encounters Ep. 2: The Arrival
Tuesday, February 25th at 7:00 p.m. (Eastern)
How will humans react when an alien spacecraft is on its way to Earth? Will humans learn from aliens, or become colonial subjects? Scientists and sci-fi writers, with cooperation from SETI and Carl Sagan's son, Nick, unravel the impact. Features astrophysicist and cosmologist Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Alien Encounters 2 Ep. 1: The Invasion
Tuesday, February 25th at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern)
A swarm of small spacecraft hover in our atmosphere and deposit thousands of mysterious pods on the earth's surface. Features astrophysicist Hakeem Oluseyi.
Alien Encounters 2 Ep. 2: The Offspring
Tuesday, February 25th at 9:00 p.m. (Eastern)
A hypothetical encounter with a gigantic alien mother ship is explored. Features astrophysicists Hakeem Oluseyi.
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15), Science proudly highlights a variety of programming that showcases the rich and diverse history of the Hispanic and Latino cultures. The following is a list of programming to commemorate the month.
The Unexplained Files: Argentinian UFO | WATCH VIDEO
Sunday, September 22 at 10:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Wednesday, September 25 at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Tuesday, October 15 at 4:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Two strange UFO events make Joaquin V. Gonzalez, a small town in northern Argentina, a UFO hotspot.
Species of Mass Destruction: Venomous Lionfish
Tuesday, September 24 at 10:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Only a half dozen or so Lionfish were set free in the early 21st century, but they’ve already devastated reefs from Carolina to the Gulf of Mexico. They have no predators so they eat everything in their paths.
Wonders of Life: Home
Monday, September 30 at 6:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Physicist Brian Cox travels to Mexico and explains what makes Earth a home for life and asks what ingredients are required for complex life to begin.
The Unexplained Files: Carlos de los Santos Montiel
Wednesday, October 2 at 9:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Sunday, October 6 at 10:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Tuesday, October 15 at 6:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Perhaps one of the most shattering UFO events of the year 1975 involved the near-abduction of pilot Carlos de los Santos Montiel as he flew his small aircraft over Central Mexico.
You heard right! We struck gold last year with the Firefly 10th Anniversary with Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion and other reunited cast members (check out videos from that panel here). Now, Science Channel returns to San Diego Comic-Con this Friday and Saturday with two brand new panels: Outrageous Acts of Science on Friday, July 19th and The Unexplained Files on Saturday, July 20th.
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THE OUTRAGEOUS AND THE UNEXPLAINED DOMINATE SCIENCE CHANNEL'S LINEUP AT THE 2013 COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL
Science Channel presents OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE on Friday, July 19 and THE UNEXPLAINED FILES on Saturday, July 20
Following up on the success of last year's BROWNCOATS UNITE: THE FIREFLY 10th ANNIVERSARY reunion panel, Science Channel today announced its lineup for this year’s Comic-Con. On Friday, the network known for smart, lean-forward content will debut its panel for the breakout series OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE, where citizen scientists from around the web walk the line between genius and insanity. A panel featuring experts in topics ranging from the worlds of astrophysics and biology will comment on the unbelievable internet videos created by crazy geniuses from around the globe. On Saturday evening, Science Channel delves into the unknown with a look at the upcoming series THE UNEXPLAINED FILES. Panelists will share eye-witness accounts of blood rain, alien encounters and mysterious meat eaters with Comic-Con crowds for the first time ever.
Introducing Red Vines' Fringe Puppet Theater: we give you the puppets, you grab some Red Vines from the grocery store and then you film your favorite scenes from Fringe. Then you send us a video link and we feature it on our Fringe on Science Channel Facebook page!
Before you get started, you should know we're working on our own video. Actually, we've enlisted the help of one of Fringe's biggest fans, Ian Larson, son of one of Science's employees. He spent all weekend cutting, pasting, and filming his favorite scene from Fringe, Season 1 -- it's the one where the bank robber gets stuck in a wall, dies, and then Walter cuts off his hand. These are photos his mom took of him hard at work.
We'll be featuring his video shortly, but also wanted to give YOU the chance to get in on the fun. You can download, print and cut your puppets from the large picture image below. Then, film away! We'll take all of the submissions (unless they contain foul or inappropriate language) and feature them on Facebook. So start puppeting NOW!
When you're finished, tweet us a link to your video OR leave us a link in the comments below...you may even receive a little somethin' somethin' from us as a "thank you" gift...hint, hint.
Here's the big image. Simply click the photo. It'll show up in a new window and you can print it for your puppting needs!
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