SciShow Tangents

From Complexly and WNYC Studios

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

  • 31 - Digestion

    Jun 11, 2019
    Everybody eats, and everybody poops, but in between… that’s where the magic happens! This week's topic: everyone’s favorite organic method of removing nutrients from food, Digestion!
  • 30 - Messes with Joe Hanson

    Jun 4, 2019
    Big or small, purposeful or accidental, innocuous or potentially-planet-destroying, there is no question that humans are great at making messes and not so great at cleaning them up.
  • 29 - Sleep

    May 28, 2019
    Humans spend a third of their lives asleep, but there is a lot about sleep that modern science doesn't understand... almost everything, actually. 
  • 28 - Cooking

    May 21, 2019
    Part folk art, part technology, all science: it’s cooking, baby! Learn all about the hidden chemistry most people do every day!
  • 27 - Mars

    May 14, 2019
    This week we talk about Hanks favorite planet: Mars! From enormous volcanoes to underground lakes, Mars has everything... except a breathable atmosphere or any organic life!
  • 26 - Sound

    May 7, 2019
    From a musician using it to evoke emotions, or doctors using it to look inside the human body, people have always been fascinated by making, manipulating, and understanding sound! 
  • 25 - Mutation

    Apr 30, 2019
    Tiny changes in an organism’s DNA sequence can lead to big variations or absolutely nothing. It’s just a roll of the dice!
  • 24 - Agriculture

    Apr 23, 2019
    To usher in the start of gardening season, we sat down to talk about all things agricultural!
  • 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!