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Mysteries of Science

The team behind The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine investigate unexplained phenomenon with the help of expert guests.

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Inside the pyramids
They’re the most recognisable symbols of Ancient Egypt and the only ancient wonder still in existence. Although some of the secrets of the pyramids have been unearthed, the Great Pyramid still holds many mysteries… Dan and Stevie chat to some top Egyptologists to find out more about them and discover a mysterious void located inside.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21:36 11/25/2022
Climate change
Right now, world leaders are gathering in Egypt at the COP27 climate conference to discuss what can be done about climate change...  The planet's environment is changing and the safe conditions in which we can live are at risk. But what is climate change? What's causing these changing weather patterns? And is there anything we can do about it? Dan and Michael chat to experts to find out these answers and speak to climate activists on the frontline of the fight for a better future.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26:23 11/11/2022
Ghost busting
Halloween's upon us and that means lots of creepy, spooky goings on... right? Michael and Stevie chat to Chris French and paranormal investigator Yvette Fielding about the supernatural world and whether or not ghosts actually exist... See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19:38 10/28/2022
Looking for Atlantis
Atlantis. Just saying the name fills you with a sense of adventure. But where is it? And could a city really have sunk without a trace? Michael and Dan go looking for Atlantis with the help of Cinzia and David... See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21:03 10/14/2022
Is your computer smarter than you?
You might have heard of something called AI – which stands for Artificial intelligence. Smart machines have featured in a lot of movies and popped up in the news lately but what is it exactly? How does it work? And could computers become so smart that they could do everything for us humans?   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21:00 09/30/2022
Is luck real?
What’s considered lucky might be different depending on where you live and who you are. But what is luck exactly and does luck actually exist? Or is it just something we’ve made up? Two top professors and famous illusionist Derren Brown tackle whether luck is real or not...  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22:08 09/16/2022
Is time travel possible?
For many of us, what we know about time travel comes from stories, whether those be books, films or TV shows where characters go from the present to the past to the future and then back again. But is it possible to time travel outside the world of fiction? Tim Peake, Karen Inglis and Ron Mallett sit down with Stevie and Michael to find out whether time travel is possible... See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20:21 09/02/2022
Your mysteries answered
Why do flies eat poo? Why, when I touch something, do my atoms not merge with the object? Are we living in a computer simulation? All season we've been trying to answer the top mysteries that have baffled scientists for centuries. Now, we're answering yours!  Ask a question of your own at FunKidsLive.com/mysteries and you could be in the next season of Mysteries of Science! This episode might finish Season 3 but it doesn't spell the end of Mysteries of Science. We'll be back soon and looking at more of the most mind bending stuff in the universe.  Mysteries of Science is a fortnightly podcast created by The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine and Fun Kids. Tap follow or subscribe wherever you're listening to this to make sure you never miss an episodeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20:55 08/05/2022
Shapeshifters
Fantasy creatures that can morph and change their shape, size and appearance are known as shapeshifters... Creatures like werewolves, vampires, and even the Incredible Hulk are examples of this. Shapeshifting is something that’s captured the human imagination for centuries – with many classic stories about shapeshifting creatures – some real and others imaginary.  But is it actually possible? And if so, how?  Mysteries of Science is a multi-award-winning, fortnightly podcast created by The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine and Fun Kids. Tap follow or subscribe wherever you're listening to this to make sure you never miss an episode. Get three copies of The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine for just £5. sciencenature.theweekjunior.co.uk/podcast is the place to claim yours.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23:45 07/22/2022
Children raised by animals
You might be familiar with the story of Tarzan or Romulus and Remus, the children who founded Rome.  But did you know there are also real-life stories of children being raised by animals? That’s our mystery today – we're going to investigate these tales of so-called 'feral children' and find out whether or not it would actually be possible to be raised by animals. Mysteries of Science is a multi-award-winning, fortnightly podcast created by The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine and Fun Kids. Tap follow or subscribe wherever you're listening to this to make sure you never miss an episode. Get three copies of The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine for just £5. sciencenature.theweekjunior.co.uk/podcast is the place to claim yours.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24:14 07/08/2022
The Lost City (Machu Picchu)
We’re going high up into the Peruvian Andes in South America, more than 2,000 metres above sea level, to the ancient lost city of Machu Picchu, one of the world’s most spectacular places. It was named one of the seven wonders of the modern world in 2007. But it’s also one of the most mysterious. Who really built this awesome citadel and what it was used for has puzzled people for a long time... Mysteries of Science is a multi-award-winning, fortnightly podcast created by The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine and Fun Kids. Tap follow or subscribe wherever you're listening to this to make sure you never miss an episode. Get three copies of The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine for just £5. sciencenature.theweekjunior.co.uk/podcast is the place to claim yours.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25:32 06/24/2022
What did dinosaurs look like?
Think you know about dinosaurs? Think again!  Hollywood movies have lied to you. Are dinosaurs big, scaly creatures with tremendous roars? Maybe... Or, as Michael and Stevie discover in this episode of Mysteries of Science, perhaps they were feathered and sounded more like birds...  Mysteries of Science is a multi-award-winning, fortnightly podcast created by The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine and Fun Kids. Tap follow or subscribe wherever you're listening to this to make sure you never miss an episode. Get three copies of The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine for just £5. sciencenature.theweekjunior.co.uk/podcast is the place to claim yours.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25:14 06/10/2022
Is something eating the universe? (Black holes)
Black holes are small regions of space where a great amount of matter is packed in and their gravitational pull is so strong that nothing, not even light can escape.  But what’s inside a black hole? What would happen to someone if they got sucked in? And are they eating up the universe? Mysteries of Science is a multi-award-winning, fortnightly podcast created by The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine and Fun Kids. Tap follow or subscribe wherever you're listening to this to make sure you never miss an episode. Get three copies of The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine for just £5. sciencenature.theweekjunior.co.uk/podcast is the place to claim yours.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23:05 05/27/2022
Why can't I remember being a baby?
How far back can you remember? I bet you can't remember being a baby. Most people can't and it's a total mystery as to why. Why does this happen? Where did my memories go? And is there any way we can get them back?  In this episode, Michael and Dan chat to experts Sally and Carole about where our earliest childhood memories go and whether there's any way we can re-remember them. Mysteries of Science is a multi-award-winning, fortnightly podcast created by The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine and Fun Kids. Tap follow or subscribe wherever you're listening to this to make sure you never miss an episode. Get three copies of The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine for just £5. sciencenature.theweekjunior.co.uk/podcast is the place to claim yours.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20:51 05/13/2022
The Kraken
What’s got loads of tentacles and, according to legend, snacks on gigantic sailing ships? It’s not a trick question and it’s no joke either. The answer is one of the most mythical sea creatures of all, an animal so enormous that it's rumoured to have sunk ocean vessels and terrorised sailors for centuries. It’s known as the Kraken.  Mysteries of Science is a multi-award-winning, fortnightly podcast created by The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine and Fun Kids. Tap follow or subscribe wherever you're listening to this to make sure you never miss an episode. Get three copies of The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine for just £5. sciencenature.theweekjunior.co.uk/podcast is the place to claim yours.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19:09 04/29/2022
Mystery of the Moai (Easter Island heads)
We're heading to one of the world's most isolated and mysterious places – Easter Island! That's what a group of Dutch explorers called Rapa Nui when they came across the island on Easter Sunday in 1722.  Rapa Nui is home to around a thousand large stone statues which have faces carved into them – called moai. People from outside the island have long wondered how its original inhabitants could have built these statues and what purpose they serve...  Mysteries of Science is a fortnightly podcast created by The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine and Fun Kids. Tap follow or subscribe wherever you're listening to this to make sure you never miss an episode. Get three copies of The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine for just £5. sciencenature.theweekjunior.co.uk/podcast is the place to claim yours.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18:34 04/14/2022
Biggest Hoaxes Ever: Fairies, crop circles, zero gravity
Welcome to Season 3 of Mysteries of Science! On this podcast we take a look at the strange phenomena and bizarre events that have left scientists scratching their heads and, despite their best efforts, remain well and truly unsolved.  Since this brand new series is being released on April Fool’s Day, we thought we would celebrate by looking at three of the biggest hoaxes of all time, and try and get to the bottom of why so many people fell for the pranks. Mysteries of Science is a fortnightly podcast created by The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine and Fun Kids. Tap follow or subscribe wherever you're listening to this to make sure you never miss an episode. Get three copies of The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine for just £5. sciencenature.theweekjunior.co.uk/podcast is the place to claim yours.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27:25 04/01/2022
Your mysteries answered
We're finishing the second season of Mysteries of Science by looking at some of your mysteries. From unicorns to black holes and even the Big Bang, we're looking at some of the stuff that's thoroughly perplexed you and are on the hunt for answers! This episode might finish Season 2 but it doesn't spell the end of Mysteries of Science. We'll be back soon and looking at some of the most mind bending stuff in the universe.  Mysteries of Science is a fortnightly podcast created by The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine and Fun Kids. Tap follow or subscribe wherever you're listening to this to make sure you never miss an episode. Get three copies of The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine for just £5. sciencenature.theweekjunior.co.uk/podcast is the place to claim yours.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17:29 03/04/2022
The Overview Effect
Astronauts who have been far enough to see Earth from the stars often come back expressing a very peculiar feeling. It has become such a phenomenon that it now has its own name: The Overview Effect.  Some get a feeling of interconnectedness while others get a feeling of awe. International Space Station astronaut Nicole Stott describes an overwhelming feeling of beauty.  Today, Michael and Dan investigate. Mysteries of Science is a fortnightly podcast created by The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine and Fun Kids. Tap follow or subscribe wherever you're listening to this to make sure you never miss an episode. Get three copies of The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine for just £5. sciencenature.theweekjunior.co.uk/podcast is the place to claim yours.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18:45 02/18/2022
Multiverses
Some scientists think there may be a countless number of universes, all with their own laws of physics and their own unique map of the stars, separate from the one we know. It’s an idea that challenges everything about the way we think, and there are even several different theories as to how these multiple universes might be created... This is the theory of the multiverse. Mysteries of Science is a fortnightly podcast created by The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine and Fun Kids. Tap follow or subscribe wherever you're listening to this to make sure you never miss an episode. Get three copies of The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine for just £5. sciencenature.theweekjunior.co.uk/podcast is the place to claim yours.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23:17 02/04/2022
Sutton Hoo
Dan and Stevie chat to Angus and Laura at the National Trust all about an inland ship burial and stories of ghosts and mysterious treasure!  Mysteries of Science is a fortnightly podcast created by The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine and Fun Kids. Tap follow or subscribe wherever you're listening to this to make sure you never miss an episode. Get three copies of The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine for just £5. sciencenature.theweekjunior.co.uk/podcast is the place to claim yours.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19:30 01/21/2022
How to Talk to Aliens
Ciaran and Dan delve into one of the biggest mysteries of all time: Are we alone in the universe?  With the help of Voyager Golden Record artist Jon Lomberg and more, we try to discover how we might know if something else was out there and if we ever did discover alien life, how would we talk to it?  Plus, we tell you about a very special project called Mission Transmission. Fun Kids is sending your voice to space. Enter now at FunKidsLive.com.  Mysteries of Science is a fortnightly podcast created by The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine and Fun Kids. Tap follow or subscribe wherever you're listening to this to make sure you never miss an episode. Get three copies of The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine for just £5. sciencenature.theweekjunior.co.uk/podcast is the place to claim yours.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23:01 01/07/2022
2021 Year in Review: Unheard bits from past Mysteries
We're always chatting to clever people on Mysteries of Science but not all of their interviews make the cut; sadly, sometimes we have to chop bits out! We're looking back at our favourite mysteries of 2021 and we're playing some never-before-heard, extra-special clips from some of our favourite episodes... We'll be back in the new year with more Mysteries of Science, including episodes on alien communication and archeological discoveries.  Mysteries of Science is a fortnightly podcast created by The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine and Fun Kids. Tap follow or subscribe wherever you're listening to this to make sure you never miss an episode. Get three copies of The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine for just £5. sciencenature.theweekjunior.co.uk/podcast is the place to claim yours.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20:05 12/24/2021
Stone Circles
Stonehenge is one of the most famous prehistoric moments around but its age also hides lots of its secrets. How old is Stonehenge? Who was it built by? What was it used for? Why does it align perfectly with the summer and winter solstices?  In this episode of Mysteries of Science, we find out.  Mysteries of Science is a fortnightly podcast created by The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine and Fun Kids. Tap follow or subscribe wherever you're listening to this to make sure you never miss an episode. Get three copies of The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine for just £5. sciencenature.theweekjunior.co.uk/podcast is the place to claim yours.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17:44 12/10/2021
Dragons
How is it possible for many different cultures around the world, all living at different times, to come up with the same stories? Dragons come in all kinds of shapes and sizes and nearly every country has its own tale to tell. Does that mean these mythical beasts could have been real? Mysteries of Science is a fortnightly podcast created by The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine and Fun Kids. Tap follow or subscribe wherever you're listening to this to make sure you never miss an episode. Get three copies of The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine for just £5. sciencenature.theweekjunior.co.uk/podcast is the place to claim yours.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23:46 11/26/2021
Bermuda Triangle
There's a mysterious place on Earth where planes and ships frequently go missing... The space has become known as the Bermuda Triangle but is there something untoward happening in there or are the events just statistical probabilities?  Mysteries of Science is a fortnightly podcast created by The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine and Fun Kids. Tap follow or subscribe wherever you're listening to this to make sure you never miss an episode. Get three copies of The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine for just £5. sciencenature.theweekjunior.co.uk/podcast is the place to claim yours.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16:24 11/12/2021
Witches, werewolves, and vampires
It's a brand new season of Mysteries of Science and we're kicking it all off with a Halloween special. Stevie, Ciaran and Dan tackle three spooky mysteries of science, all united by a single theme.  Mysteries of Science is a fortnightly podcast created by The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine and Fun Kids. Tap follow or subscribe wherever you're listening to this to make sure you never miss an episode. Get three copies of The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine for just £5. sciencenature.theweekjunior.co.uk/podcast is the place to claim yours.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23:08 10/29/2021
Mystery of the Meg
It sounds like something from a very popular dinosaur theme park film series, but the idea of a prehistoric shark still swimming the seas today is one that has popped up every now and then in recent history. As recently as 2013, a film – promoted as being a documentary – suggested an animal known as the megalodon could still be alive... Is it? Dan and Ciaran find out. Mysteries of Science is a fortnightly podcast created by The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine and Fun Kids. Tap follow or subscribe wherever you're listening to this to make sure you never miss an episode. Get three copies of The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine for just £5. sciencenature.theweekjunior.co.uk/podcast is the place to claim yours.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16:25 10/18/2021
LISTENER SPECIAL: Your questions and reviews
This wraps up our first series of Mysteries of Science. Thank you so much for all of your comments, reviews, and to all of our contributors who spoke to us for the series.  Series two of Mysteries of Science is well underway so it won't be long before you hear from us again.  Until then...  Stay curious. Tap follow or subscribe wherever you're listening to this to make sure you never miss an episode, and get ready for more mysteries coming soon. Get three copies of The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine for just £5. sciencenature.theweekjunior.co.uk/podcast is the place to claim yours.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09:55 10/04/2021
World's Biggest Treasure Hunt
Today, we're going on one of the biggest treasure hunts in history. There's something very special about this treasure hunt though. It was created by Forrest Fenn – an art dealer and author in the US – and unlike the treasure hunts you might read of in books or see in movies, he was very much alive and giving out clues. No pirates here... Just a stash of goodies worth thousands of dollars. It's the last episode of Mysteries of Science but don't worry, we'll be back with a new season very soon.  Until then... Stay curious. Mysteries of Science is a fortnightly podcast created by The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine and Fun Kids. Tap follow or subscribe wherever you're listening to this to make sure you never miss an episode, and get ready for a summer of fascinating mysteries, including Planet X and massive treasure hunts. Get three copies of The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine for just £5. sciencenature.theweekjunior.co.uk/podcast is the place to claim yours.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23:02 09/20/2021