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The city of The Dalles, Oregon, overlooking the banks of the Columbia River has quite the history. The number of early chapters reads like a table of contents in a nonfiction book. The events can be found, revealed and enjoyed at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum.
Grant Imahara, electrical engineer and TV host of Discovery’s “MythBusters,” died Monday after reportedly suffering a brain aneurysm. He was 49.
Confidence, resilience, passion: As the pandemic has changed the world and pushed people into their homes and out of old routines, it has also, for many, revealed some surprising traits within themselves.
For nearly 85 years, crocodile experts knew of just three species in Africa – the dwarf, Nile and slender-snouted. And now, while studying the endangered slender-snouted variety, lead researcher Shirley and a team of researchers discovered a new species of the African crocodile, naming it the Central African slender-snouted crocodile.
More than two centuries ago, the British Royal Navy purchased a 4-year-old merchant ship with a flat-bottomed hull that was ideal for transporting cargo. The vessel would embark on an expedition to take British researchers to the South Pacific, with two goals: To observe Venus crossing the sun and to search for Australia.
It seems that making driveways and roads is a way to see the Yakima Valley’s pre-history. When Bronwyn and Douglas Mayo were having a private road put on their property north of Selah, they made a mammoth discovery.
Authorities say five children were pulled from the water near Seattle’s Discovery Park and taken to a hospital.
Whether you’re looking to hike to the top of a scenic bluff or tumble down the side of a hill on a sled, there’s something for everyone in the region’s park system. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Scientists have identified three new species of opah, a colorful, peculiar deep-diving fish that is increasingly served in U.S. restaurants.
Enter a tiny submersible robot named Remus 6000 – packed with sensors and cameras and capable of diving 4 miles underwater – that has discovered the centuries-old final resting place of the sunken ship.
Citing data collected by NASA’s Galileo probe more than two decades ago, scientists report giant jets of water are spouting more than 100 miles off the Jupiter moon’s surface. The study, published Monday in the journal Nature Astronomy, adds to the mounting evidence that Europa is spewing its contents into space.
For Spokane resident Grant Ogren, his 1937 Dodge is more than a car – it’s a member of the family.
Deep in a tropical rain forest, during a time when dinosaurs walked the Earth, four itsy bitsy spiders crawled down a tree, got stuck in some sticky resin and never climbed up again. Some 100 million years later, blocks of amber containing their fossilized forms wound up on the desks of two scientists in China.
A fossil found in Israel indicates modern humans may have left Africa as much as 100,000 years earlier than previously thought.
“American Chopper” will return to the Discovery Channel next year, five years after its first run on the network ended.
Discovery Communications agreed to buy Scripps Networks Interactive for $11.9 billion in a bet that uniting ownership of cable channels like Animal Planet and HGTV will help the company adapt to the changing television landscape.
He notes that a shark doesn’t swim in a straight line and suggested a side-by-side race with the predator impossible. He later added that he made it clear before the show aired that he wouldn’t be racing a real shark.
The channel’s annual celebration of all things shark will include requests to support Oceana, an advocacy group focused on ocean conservation.
A fluke discovery of children’s bones protruding from a badger hole in southwestern Idaho has investigators trying to determine if they have discovered a double homicide or the disturbed grave of young 19th-century pioneers who died going west on the nearby Oregon Trail, authorities said Tuesday.
It’s not immediately clear what Phelps will be doing, although Discovery President Rich Ross said Tuesday he’s intrigued about seeing the fastest human swimmer interact with nature’s fastest. Perhaps Phelps can be encouraged to go underwater in a shark cage, he said.