When Discovery bought Revision3 last year, we all knew that it was the converging of smart/nerdy entertainment.  We’ve seen Philip DeFranco host Shark Week.   Now they’re starting up a new digital network called TestTube, “designed to ignite online audiences who are incurably curious about the world around them.”  The network is available through all TestTube has started up with 15 shows, with more in development.

TestTube: The Shows

Here’s one of the shows, called “Pick Your Poison:”

Here is a list:

  • Shots of Awe – Science and philosophy show that mixes in “inspiration addiction.”
  • Scam School – Brian Bushwood shows how scams and cons are pulled off.
  • DNews – Hosts Anthony Carboni, Laci Green and Trace Dominguez tell us about new scientific discoveries and what they mean.
  • Distort – Hosts Mauricio Balvanera and David Prager take you through the amazing things that happen when you show something in slo-mo, time lapse, different lenses, etc.
  • Laci Green’s Sex+ – Now we’re talking, right?  YouTube host, Laci Green, explores human sexuality.
  • Thanks, Disaster – Did you know some good things came out of well-known disasters?  Well, they did.  This series has it covered.
  • Melody Sheep – Remixes of well-known videos.  Music collides with science, pop culture, and philosophy.
  • Pick Your Poison – Now we’re getting dark.  This is a series of what happens to the human body when certain toxins enter.
  • Stuff of Genius – Invention show that tells us the stories and inspirations behind the technology.
  • Stuff Mom Never Told You – Cristen Conger talks all things women–their bodies, minds, and more.
  • Stuff to Blow Your Mind – Hosts Robert Lamb and Julie Douglas discuss the limits of scientific understanding.  And obviously blow your mind.
  • Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know – Hosts Ben and Matt talk everything from ancient history to UFOs, government secrets, and the future of civilization.
  • Stuff You Should Know – Hosts Josh and Chuck (from HowStuffWorks) try to explain all that is interesting on this planet.
  • Nature Hates You – Nature is always plotting our deaths.  Here’s how!
  • Showcaine – Hosts Matt Baca and Pete Macy, as well as “sidekick” Dmitry.  Facts, trivia, anecdotes–comedy!

Here’s a quote from Rev3 CEO Jim Louderback:

We live in an amazing world, and at an amazing time, and I’m super excited to share our optimistic world view with the rest of the web.  We’re looking forward to inspiring, entertaining, teaching and satisfying curiosity with TestTube. Plus, I love seeing things blow up in slow motion.

So do we, Jim!  Anyway, an impressive slate of knowledge shows are being thrown at us here.  You can start watching them all here.