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Daredevil, in bid to prove Earth is flat, dies in rocket launch

Feb 24, 2020 - 11:17 AM

His goal was to ascend more than 1,500 meters to prove that the Earth is not round but shaped like a Frisbee

Bad trips with Troy and KC Montero

Jan 30, 2018 - 8:00 PM

What to do when your vacation sucks? If you're a Montero brother, turn it into a TV show

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Michael Phelps to race against a great white in 'Shark Week' challenge

Jun 18, 2017 - 7:20 PM

Humans have been no match for the 23 time Olympic gold medalist So now he s taking on a great white shark

PHELPS VS SHARK. Michael Phelps will race a great white shark in a Discovery Channel 'Shark Week' challenge. Photo of Phelps from AFP

10 things more likely to kill you than a shark

Jun 29, 2016 - 6:32 PM

Coconuts hot dogs and jellyfish oh my Here are a few things that kill more people a year than sharks

Orange jellyfish (Chrysaora fuscescens). Some types of jellyfish kill a number of humans yearly via deadly stings. Photo courtesy of Discovery Channel Southeast Asia

Recap: Man tries to get 'Eaten Alive' by anaconda

Dec 08, 2014 - 2:07 PM

Watch video clips of the big stunt

Snake 'eats' man wearing 'snake-proof' suit in new show

Nov 08, 2014 - 3:33 PM

The anaconda seen in the Eaten Alive teaser requires at least seven men to hold it

WATCH: US daredevil completes Chicago skyscraper tightrope walk

Nov 03, 2014 - 11:36 PM

In one of the tightrope walks he is completely blindfolded Plus he doesn t wear a safety harness

Discovery Channel airs 'Haiyan: After the Megastorm'

Oct 26, 2014 - 4:14 PM

The documentary premieres on Discovery Channel on November 8 exactly a year after Typhoon Yolanda

FAST FACTS: Iglesia ni Cristo's Philippine Arena

Jul 21, 2014 - 10:28 AM

Iglesia ni Cristo celebrates on July 27 its centennial and the construction of the Philippine Arena is one of the event s highlights

MONUMENTAL. The Philippine Arena is opened in time for the 100th anniversary of the Iglesia ni Cristo. Image from Wikimapia

Guides, climbers cancel Everest expeditions after tragedy

Apr 21, 2014 - 4:30 PM

Some of the sherpas and their families are angry about the Nepali government s offer of 40 000 rupees to pay for the funeral expenses of those killed calling it a disrespectful gesture

WORST ACCIDENT. Group of family members of the Nepalese mountaineer carry the body of Ang Kaji Sherpa who died on Mt. Everest Avalanche upon its arrival at Sherpa Monastry in Kathmandu, Nepal. April 19, 2014. Photo by Narendra Shrestha/EPA

Survive life: 6 tips from 'Manhunt' star Joel Lambert

Apr 03, 2014 - 9:56 PM

How would you face a life and death situation? Would you freeze or keep your cool? Pick up these tips from someone who’s been through it all

JOEL LAMBERT. The 'Manhunt' star and former US Navy SEAL shares a few tips on managing a crisis. Photo by Ina Sebastian/Rappler

‘Strip the City’ reveals urban secrets

Jun 28, 2013 - 8:11 PM

An excellent Discovery Channel series shows how cities with superb infrastructural planning work

DON’T BE ALARMED, MATE. The Sydney Opera House is peeled, 'Strip the City' style, for a truly closer look. All images courtesy of Discovery Channel

Half-Pinay magician Billy Kidd in new Discovery show

Jan 28, 2013 - 10:17 AM

The half Pinay half Canadian unveils the magic of science in her new Discovery Channel show that is not just for kids

BILLY KIDD. It is the stage name of Gia Anne-Marie Felicitas, a half-Pinay, half-Canadian who is one of the few internationally-renowned female magicians

Giant squid filmed in Pacific depths: Japan scientists

Jan 10, 2013 - 7:21 AM

Scientists and broadcasters said Monday January 7 they have captured footage of an elusive giant squid up to eight meters 26 feet long that roams the depths of the Pacific Ocean

This video image, taken from footage by NHK and Discovery Channel in July, 2012 and released on January 7, 2013 shows a giant squid, up to eight meters (26 feet) long, holding a bait squid in its arms against the backdrop of dark oceanic depths at a depth of 630 meters (2,067 feet) in the sea near Ogasawara islands, 1,000km south of Tokyo. AFP PHOTO / NHK / NEP / DISCOVERY CHANNEL