SciShow Tangents

From Complexly and WNYC Studios

The lightly competitive knowledge showcase from the geniuses behind the YouTube series SciShow.

  • 89 - Glowing Things

    Aug 4, 2020
    Glowing Things: is that a scientific topic? Yes, but not by much. In fact, we spend a lot of the episode figuring out of there even is a scientific definition of 'glow!' Very exciting!
  • 88 - Proteins

    Jul 28, 2020
    What do proteins do? Heck, an easier question to answer would be 'what don't they do?" No, seriously... I think they do, like, everything. 
  • 87 - Frogs

    Jul 21, 2020
    What’s a frog? Well, it’s not quite a fish, and it’s not quite a lizard, but put them together and you have a stout, slimy little pal that everyone can agree on!
  • SciShow Tangents Classics - Bees

    Jul 14, 2020
    The Tangents crew needed to get out and enjoy some summer sun, so this week we're reposting our classic 'Bees' episode! Tune in next week for a new episode!
  • 86 - Diseases

    Jul 7, 2020
    From toenails to T-cells, human bodies have a whole lot of moving parts, which means there’s ample opportunity for things to go not-quite-according-to-plan!
  • 85 - Whales

    Jun 30, 2020
    The sea is filled with giant, super-smart aquatic mammals communicating across vast distances and using the stars to navigate. No jokes in this description! Whales are amazing!
  • 84 - Flying Machines

    Jun 23, 2020
    Humanity’s quest for flight has been, all things considered, extremely successful! Sure, we aren’t all zipping around in jetpacks yet, but honestly I don't think we're ready for jetpacks
  • 83 - The Internet

    Jun 16, 2020
    From the joyful to the hateful to the extremely weird, the Internet is all of the complexity of human thought given shape! And boy do humans think about cats and sex a lot!
  • 82 - Allergies

    Jun 9, 2020
    You ever had allergies so bad that you want to rip your face off so you could reach the place it itches? It would just make things worse but I bet it would feel so good for a second...