SciShow Tangents

From Complexly and WNYC Studios

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

  • 41 - Extremophiles

    Aug 20, 2019
    Extremophiles are tough creatures that thrive in the harshest environments on Earth; unforgiving places like volcanic vents at the bottom of the sea, lakes of acid, and your bellybutton.
  • 40 - Acid

    Aug 13, 2019
    This week, the Other Couch's high-school-level understanding of chemistry is really put to the test as we talk about acids!
  • 39 - Deserts

    Aug 6, 2019
    You might think you know everything there is to know about deserts: big, sandy, hot, etc. But between the alien mummies and the ice blades, we're guessing there's a lot you don't know. 
  • 38 - Metamorphosis

    Jul 30, 2019
    Being a teenager is an awkward, emotional, difficult experience. Maybe that's why creatures that metamorphose figured out a way to skip straight past their adolescence! 
  • 37 - Fungi

    Jul 23, 2019
    Plants and animals get all the glory, but fungi are out there every day, breaking down leaf litter, making our bread nice and fluffy, and fermenting alcohols. Thank you, fungus!
  • 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!