SciShow Tangents

From Complexly and WNYC Studios

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

  • 36 - The Apollo Program

    Jul 16, 2019
    50 years ago, Apollo 11 brought men to the moon. Today, an occasion almost as momentous: the Apollo Program episode of SciShow Tangents!
  • 35 - Cancer

    Jul 9, 2019
    Living things are so full of complicated systems of cells and DNA, that things are bound to go wrong. And sometimes when things go wrong, cancer is the result. 
  • 34 - Natural Disasters

    Jul 2, 2019
    Natural disasters are a fact of life when you live on a giant ball of water, ice, and rock with a gooey magma center that's hurtling through space.
  • 33 - Fossils with Kallie Moore

    Jun 25, 2019
    Fossils: a profound look into to our Earth’s past… some are beautiful... some are haunting… some are poop!
  • 32 - Communication with Vanessa Hill

    Jun 18, 2019
    Birds singing, dogs barking, computers sending and receiving data, even you reading this description: at the end of the day, it’s all communication!
  • 31 - Digestion

    Jun 11, 2019
    Everybody eats, and everybody poops, but in between… that’s where the magic happens! This week's topic: everyone’s favorite organic method of removing nutrients from food, Digestion!
  • 30 - Messes with Joe Hanson

    Jun 4, 2019
    Big or small, purposeful or accidental, innocuous or potentially-planet-destroying, there is no question that humans are great at making messes and not so great at cleaning them up.
  • 29 - Sleep

    May 28, 2019
    Humans spend a third of their lives asleep, but there is a lot about sleep that modern science doesn't understand... almost everything, actually. 
  • 28 - Cooking

    May 21, 2019
    Part folk art, part technology, all science: it’s cooking, baby! Learn all about the hidden chemistry most people do every day!