Adrenaline Lab: Language of Adrenaline
Psyched, stoked, epic, goofy foot...? What do all these strange terms mean? Decode the language of thrill seekers in this behind-the-scenes clip at Adrenaline Lab.
Assignment Discovery: Correctly Using Punctuation
On Discovery Channel's "Assignment Discovery," learn how to use punctuation to make the reader properly understand your writing.
Assignment Discovery: Homophones
Homophones are words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings such as, weather and whether. On Discovery Channel's "Assignment Discovery," learn more about homophones and how to use them correctly.
Assignment Discovery: How to Use Conjunctions
On Discovery Channel's "Assignment Discovery," learn about conjunctions and how to use them correctly.
Assignment Discovery: How to Use Homophones
Homophones are words that are pronounced the same, but have different meanings. Learn how to use homophones correctly with some tips and a short quiz from Discovery Channel's "Assignment Discovery."
Assignment Discovery: Nouns
On Discovery Channel's "Assignment Discovery," learn about nouns and how to use them correctly.
Assignment Discovery: Verbs
Verbs are words that describe actions or show being. Learn how to use verbs correctly on Discovery Channel's "Assignment Discovery."
Watch this video about birds and language on HowStuffWorks. Researchers have found that bird songs and human speech have more in common than meets the ear. Learn about bird songs in this video from ScienCentral.
Dirty Jobs: Driving a Mule
On the Discovery Channel series, "Dirty Jobs," host Mike Rowe learns the correct language when driving a mule. Learn more about mule driving and add "yee, haul, back and whoa" to your vocabulary!
Watch this video about monkey talk on HowStuffWorks. New research concludes that monkeys process their vocalizations in the same part of their brain that humans process language - or put another way, monkeys talk like humans talk. See how monkey talk work
Mythbusters: Adam Savage Swearing Test
Witness Adam Savage's unedited swearing-test footage for the "does profanity make you more tolerant to pain?" myth.
Mythbusters: Grant Imahara Swearing Test
See Grant. See Grant swear and his face turn purple. Will profanity make him more tolerant of intense pain?
Mythbusters: Jamie Hyneman Swearing Test
Watch unedited footage of the normally immovable Jamie Hyneman experiencing great pain.
Mythbusters: Jamie Man of Steel
Will Jamie Hyneman be able to withstand one minute of increasingly extreme heat before pushing the red button? What do YOU think?
Mythbusters: Kari - Swearing Test
Does swearing lessen an injured person's pain? Check out this clip as the Mythbusters crew cracks the case.
Mythbusters: Kari Byron Swearing Test
Watch Kari bleep a blue streak -- and for a very long time -- in an effort to see whether swearing makes pain more tolerable.
Mythbusters: Men vs Women
Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage reveal which gender can withstand pain better. Will women live up to their rep?
Mythbusters: Propane Rocket
How does a propane tank become a rocket? Let Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara walk you through the process.
Mythbusters: Safety Second
In order to see if a propane tank can become a rocket, Grant Imahara must first remove the safety value. Can you say "big boom"?
Would you like to be able to learn a new language like you could when you were a child? It will be possible in the future, but there may be some disadvantages. Learn more in this video from Discovery Channel's "NextWorld" series.
One Step Beyond: Digital Pocket Translator
On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," learn about the digital pocket translator which can translate speech and writing in seconds. This amazing gadget will make language barriers a thing of the past.
One Step Beyond: Future of Language Translation
In the future, spoken word will be able to be translated in various forms with possibly a lag time of only a sentence. Learn about the new technology that makes this possible on Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond."
Through The Worm Hole: Information Technology
The new science of information technology has lead to the discovery of highly complex dolphin language, and might yet open the door on alien communication.
Through The Worm Hole: Predators From Space
Some scientists propose that alien visitors, by virtue of their status in the galactic food chain, might not be interested in a peaceful coexistence.
Through The Worm Hole: Type Zero
Physicists measure how advanced a civilization is by how well they control natural forces on their planet, natural forces in stars and natural forces in galaxies. Guess where humans stand on that scale.
Understanding the Brain: Development
A baby's environment plays just as large a role in its development as its genes. Watch a video brought to you by the Discovery Channel.
What is the future of the English language?
If you traveled four hundred years into the future, would you be able to understand your fellow English speakers? Join Ben Bowlin as he explores how the English language is evolving -- and how it may change in the future.
What the Ancients Knew: Origin of Zero
On The Science Channel's "What the Ancients Knew," learn how the Indians discovered the concept of zero.
Why Tell Me Why: Laughter is the Best Medicine
Is laughter really the best medicine? Well, a case of the chuckles may not replace seeing a doctor, but there are clear physical health benefits from a good laugh. Watch this video to learn why cracking up can keep you healthy.
Wired NextFest: The Future of Communication
On The Science Channel's "Wired NextFest," learn how the latest technology will help make language translation and communication easier.
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