Did you pay attention in science class? Chances are, you answered no, but never fear! We’ve got you covered with five shows that will get your scientific knowledge up to snuff! Whether it’s bite-sized university courses, a fantastical voyage through time and space, or using science to explain our favorite comics and video games, these series make it fun to figure out how the world works!


MinuteEarth Explains the World

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The newest addition to this list, MinuteEarth Explains the World is a project from the minds behind the MinutePhysics series of YouTube videos. In this series, the MinuteEarth team takes their signature blend of stick figures, bad puns, and quick-yet-easy-to-understand explanations to convey complex scientific concepts in a short amount of time.

Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places

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Imagine getting the opportunity to join one of the world’s most renowned physicists on a guided tour of the known universe. Now stop imagining it because that’s exactly what Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places provides! This series of short documentaries uses Stephen Hawking’s fictional space ship as a framing device to take us from one amazing location to another, all while teaching us about the wonders of our universe.

Immersion

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From the likeliness of food healing injuries to the physics of fighting game costumes, the folks at Rooster Teeth are out to put video game cliches to the test in Immersion! Each short episode explores one of these concepts in a rigorous, comedic fashion and (hopefully) reaches a conclusive finding!

Digits

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We all love the internet, and we know you do too. But what exactly is it? Luckily for us, Veritasium’s Derek Muller is here to give us the lowdown. From the historical aspects of its origin to the scientific explanation of how it works, Digits is the story of our favorite place on earth (the internet, in case you forgot).

Because Science

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How fast is the Flash, really? Could Interstellar’s wormhole work? Could Kirby inhale an entire human in real life? These are just three of the many questions Nerdist’s Kyle Hill tackles in Because Science. What better way to learn about scientific concepts than exploring it through the nerdy stuff we all love?