SciShow Tangents

From Complexly and WNYC Studios

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

  • 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!
  • 6 - Advertising

    Dec 18, 2018
    We’re diving into the science of why some advertisements work on even the most jaded consumers, why some don't work on anyone, and times ads have led to some serious social problems.
  • 5 - Eggs

    Dec 11, 2018
    We’re cracking the science of eggs wide open, including telling you why researchers thought it was a good idea to mix hamster eggs and human sperm!
  • 4 - Taste

    Dec 4, 2018
    This week, we’re sampling the science of taste, from the Apollo 16 mission reports to how the flavor compounds in amniotic fluid may affect babies’ food preferences.
  • 3 - Satellites

    Nov 27, 2018
    This week, we’re going extraterrestrial to talk about man-made satellites and all of the debacles and discoveries that go along with them.