SciShow Tangents

From Complexly and WNYC Studios

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

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  • 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!
  • 10 - Dragons

    Jan 15, 2019
    Dragons aren't real, but there are some real animals that have gotten pretty close. This week, we wanted to celebrate some science adjacent to dragons!
  • 9 - Ice and Snow

    Jan 8, 2019
    From snow cones to plans for an aircraft carrier made of ice and wood pulp, humans have had big dreams for frozen water. This week, we’re exploring the science of snow and ice!
  • 8 - Exercise

    Jan 1, 2019
    A new year means New Year’s resolutions and a new episode of Tangents! This week, we’re stretching our muscles to explore the science of exercise!
  • 7 - Parasites with Sally Lepage

    Dec 25, 2018
    This week, we’re joined by evolutionary biologist and science communicator Dr. Sally LePage to talk all about parasites!