SciShow Tangents

From Complexly and WNYC Studios

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

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  • 19 - Timekeeping

    Mar 19, 2019
    If you think about it, we’re all time travelers moving forward at one second per second… right? This week, we get existential about the science of timekeeping.
  • 18 - Giant Rodents

    Mar 12, 2019
    When can you start calling a rodent “giant?” When it’s twice the average size of its species? When you’re not grossed out by it? This week, we explore the science of big ol’ rodents!
  • 17 - Celebrity Science with Elah Feder

    Mar 5, 2019
    It's our very first live show! We're joined by Elah Feder, the co-host of the podcast Undiscovered, to swap stories of actors, politicians, and other celebrities who dabbled in science.
  • 16 - Bees

    Feb 26, 2019
    This week, we’re taking a look at the fascinating lives (and tragic, occasionally mysterious deaths) of bees!
  • 15 - Artificial Intelligence

    Feb 19, 2019
    This week, we’re talking AI, from Siri to personality prediction software. Are these tools being used to help the world, or are we mostly heading toward a dystopian future?
  • 14 - The Sun with Caitlin Hofmeister

    Feb 12, 2019
    Sure, the Sun plays a pretty vital part in all of us being alive, but from solar flares to climate change, our relationship with it is sort of complicated. 
  • 13 - Stimulants

    Feb 5, 2019
    This week's episode, in which the Tangents crew discusses natural and man-made stimulants, goes out to all those people who feel like zombies before their morning cup of coffee!
  • 12 - Flight

    Jan 29, 2019
    From the biology of flying animals to machines that help humans take to the skies, this week, we’re exploring the science of flight!
  • 11 - Mucus

    Jan 22, 2019
    Mucus grosses people out. Whether it’s coming out of your nose or slime oozing from an animal, it’s not really a pleasant substance. But scientifically, mucus is super cool!