Brains On! Science podcast for kids
About This Show
Brains On!® is a science podcast for curious kids and adults from American Public Media. Co-hosted each week by kid scientists and reporters from public radio, we ask questions ranging from the science behind sneezing to how to translate the purr of cats, and go wherever the answers take us. @Brains_On.
Most Recent Episode
Traffic: Phantom jams and chicken soup (Road Trip pt. 4)
3 days ago
On the fourth leg of our road trip, we figure out where traffic comes from and what it would take to make it finally go away. We learn how far back in history traffic jams were happening (spoiler: very far) and how "phantom jams" occur. We visit a room deep underground Los Angeles, the traffic capital of the US, where engineers are trying to ease the city's traffic woes by synchronizing traffic lights. Finally, we explore how, if ever, we can make traffic jams disappear. Are self-driving cars the answer?
Episodes of This Show
6 days ago
Rated 5 out of
What a fun show!
Great idea, I cannot wait until my daughter is old enough to listen in :)
Date published: 2015-03-25