SciShow Tangents

From Complexly and WNYC Studios

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

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  • 23 - Pregnancy

    Apr 16, 2019
    Pregnancy is, biologically speaking, already extremely weird, so it may not surprise you that we found some truly bizarre stuff to talk about this week!
  • 22 - Ancient Mega

    Apr 9, 2019
    This week, we’re joined by Blake de Pastino from the YouTube channel PBS Eons to talk about how plants, animals, and geologic events used to be so… huge.
  • 21 - Bats

    Apr 2, 2019
    Bats have a bad reputation because of the ones that drink blood or spread disease, but these furry flying critters are both fascinating and pretty cute!
  • 20 - Charles Darwin

    Mar 26, 2019
    You may know Charles Darwin for his biggest hit: the theory of evolution. But he lived a whole life beyond that filled with more groundbreaking discoveries and plenty of wacky mishaps.
  • 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?