Hamilton Nolan · 04/06/15 01:19PM

David Zaslav, CEO of Discovery Communications, received total compensation of $156.1 million in 2014, a year in which the company's stock price fell by 25%. If you can find a justification for that, then you have what it takes to become a CEO.

Unmasking the Glow

Alea Adigweme · 04/04/15 11:25AM

I am a dandy, always out to lunch, and, so, more mornings than not, getting dressed is the most difficult part of my day. I am incapable of leaving my residence until I've rendered a meticulous sartorial model of that day's polyphonous version of my internal landscape. I am rarely punctual. I will never be caught in sweatpants.

The KKK Attempts to Redeem Itself By Handing Out White-Bread Sandwiches at Charity Event

Rich Juzwiak · 03/21/13 10:40AM

Last night, Discovery aired KKK: Beneath the Hood, a documentary that purported to offer previously unavailable access to various Ku Klux Klan chapters. Such unveiling feels like an act of desperation for a dying breed of people who are irrationally fixated on racial purity and white supremacy while claiming that they don't hate anyone. Bigotry is alive, of course, but I wonder how well it is when even the Klan is too cowardly to own up to its hatred. (Note: Hamilton Nolan's "My Kasual Kountry Weekend With the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan" Gawker story from last year touches on this very phenomenon.)

Have Scientists Found the 'Sunstone,' the Mythical Viking Super-Compass?

Maggie Lange · 03/06/13 11:20AM

This is some Indiana Jones level stuff right here. Scientists may have uncovered the Viking "sunstone," a magical-sounding crystal whose powers to locate the sun despite cloud cover, snow, and darkness were understandably considered to be a legend. A group of researchers think a cloudy crystal found in an Elizabethan shipwreck off the Channel Islands may have been the mystical sunstone—thought to be one of the secrets of the Vikings' legendary navigational skills on the seas.

Captain Morgan's Pirate Ship Found

Lauri Apple · 08/07/11 09:29PM

A team of U.S. archeologists believe they've found parts of the long-lost pirate ship of Captain Henry Morgan—that's Admiral Sir Henry Morgan to you, scallawag—down in Panama, which is where I, for one, suspected it was located all along.

NASA's Most Jet-Setting Shuttle Retires

Maureen O'Connor · 03/09/11 01:06PM

NASA's most-flown shuttle, Discovery, landed for the final time today at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Over the course of 39 missions spanning the course of 26 years, Discovery traveled 148,221,665 miles. Career highlights: Launched the Hubble telescope, delivered new modules to the International Space Station. NASA's other two remaining space shuttles—Endeavour and Atlantis—are scheduled for the glue factory later this year. [ABCNews, Image of Discovery above the northwest coast of Morocco via AP]

MythBusters Continues to Inspire Pranksters Everywhere

Emily Chen · 07/08/10 12:27AM

Ever wanted to duct tape a friend's car to a pole? You will after watching this clip from tonight's MythBusters. If not for the disclaimers, it would seem like they're giving step by step instructions/inviting people to do this.

Capt. Phil Harris Suffers Stroke on Deadliest Catch

John Siegel · 06/23/10 11:43AM

Last night, Deadliest Catch began airing episodes about the death of Capt. Phil Harris. In this clip, the final part of the episode, the crew discovers Phil after his stroke and paramedics transport him from the ship. Pretty heartbreaking stuff.

Deadliest Catch Ship Rescues Crew of Capsized Boat

Zach Mack · 04/14/10 09:41AM

The sixth season of Deadliest Catch kicked off tonight with calm seas and easy sailing. Strangely enough, a cod boat still managed to capsize in the unseasonably calm weather and all boats nearby were called in for rescue. Heroic video inside.

Mythbusters Takes on the Spycar

Robyn Caplan · 04/08/10 01:49PM

The concept of the spycar has been around since the invention of the car so the guys from Mythbusters decided to play a little game of chase to find out whether the techniques shown in movies work out on the road.