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A podcast from WNYC & Complexly

SciShow Tangents

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94 Episodes • Released Weekly

94 Episodes • Released Weekly

A podcast from WNYC & Complexly

SciShow Tangents

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Introducing the lightly competitive knowledge showcase from the geniuses behind the YouTube series SciShow. Every Tuesday, join Hank Green, Ceri Riley, Stefan Chin, and Sam Schulz as they try to one-up and amaze each other with weird and funny scientific research... while not getting distracted. There will be tangents about video games, music, weird smells, surprisingly deep insights about life, and of course, poop, but it always comes back to the science. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin. © WNYC Studios

Latest Episode

25 Aug 2020 • 33 mins

Birds with Jason Ward

Birder Jason Ward joins the science couch to teach us about the wonder and majesty of birds both big and small... then he tells us stories about birds pooping on him!   Hungry for more Jason Ward content?  Check out his Twitter: @JasonWardNY And his YouTube series, Birds of North America: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FvoppCDT1k   Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions!    While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen   If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:   [Fact Off]   Project Sea Hunt https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a109510.pdf https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1979/07/31/in-sea-rescues-the-eagle-eyes-are-pigeons/3d5f4488-1252-4858-86ec-f05204a7162e/ https://www.gocoastguard.com/about-the-coast-guard/discover-our-roles-missions/search-and-rescue https://www.dcms.uscg.mil/Portals/10/CG-9/RDTE/RDTE%20PDFs/RDC_Proceedings_Article.pdf?ver=2017-04-03-071444-627   Elephant bird CT scan https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/uota-gfb102618.php https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rspb.2018.1540   [Ask the Science Couch]   Bird cloacas controlling poop https://www.scienceworld.ca/stories/curious-question-about-chickens-pooping-you-never-knew-you-wanted-know/ https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/610776/can-birds-control-their-bladders https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Blue-footed_Booby/lifehistory https://www.dvm360.com/view/cloacal-disorders-and-diseases-proceedings   Fecal sacs https://www.audubon.org/news/what-are-fecal-sacs-bird-diapers-basically   Car colors https://www.businessinsider.com/personal-finance/halfords-study-finds-birds-poop-on-red-cars-the-most-2012-6   [Butt One More Thing] https://www.newscientist.com/article/2138655-birds-use-cigarette-butts-for-chemical-warfare-against-ticks/