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The team behind The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine investigate unexplained phenomenon with the help of expert guests.
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Return to Area 51

Return to Area 51

2024-06-0718:56

Michael and Dan are back after a mid-season break to take on perhaps one of the strangest mysteries we’ve ever encountered… What’s being hidden in a top secret US military base, thousands of miles from anywhere, in the middle of a desert? Could it be aliens? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Area 51

Area 51

2024-05-1020:301

In the middle of the desert in Nevada, USA, sits a top-secret military base. You probably know it as Area 51. Today, Michael, Dan, and a team of top experts are peeking over the fence to see what they can spot...  Will they find mysterious alien spacecraft? And what's this about a strange airline? Or is the whole thing nothing more than a good story?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

2024-04-2622:07

This week we're investigating a mystery requested by one of our listeners – could dinosaurs still walk among us? These terrible lizards went extinct after an asteroid hit Earth 66 million years ago, but is there more the story? Join us and some expert guests as we find out whether or not we're walking with dinosaurs...See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
How to read minds

How to read minds

2024-04-1120:071

Stevie and Michael dive into the topic of telepathy – the (supposed) strange ability to transmit thoughts or read minds! Joining the team to probe the psychic powers of the human mind are emeritus professor Chris French, and journalist and author Kathryn Hulick.  We chat about Elon Musk's futuristic Neuralink project, which claims to be able to harness the power of the brain, and hear the story of a clever horse. Are you ready for things to get weird?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Big Bang theory

The Big Bang theory

2024-03-2923:52

Hosts Dan and Michael kick off this new season of Mysteries of Science with a Big Bang: the theory that explains the origin of the universe. Fred Hoyle coined the term to mock a theory he didn't believe in. Now, expert guests Dr. Maggie Lieu and Ethan Siegel shed light on the Big Bang theory and its evidence – and what might happen next...See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Your Mysteries

Your Mysteries

2024-03-0124:39

It's a Mysteries of Science season finale! In this episode, Michael and Dan tackle some of your biggest mysteries including ones about intelligent species and the first ever living organisms. We even have an answer from the one and only Professor Brian Cox!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Octopuses

Octopuses

2024-02-1624:43

We're going under the sea and chatting to top tentacle geniuses in the form of Chris Packham and friends as we investigate the mystery of octopuses... There's something incredibly unique about these eight-legged creatures that's got us suckered. Can Dan and Michael get to the bottom of it?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dark Matter

Dark Matter

2024-02-0214:081

Jenny and Michael venture into the cosmos to unravel the secrets of dark matter. As astronomers observe stars and galaxies moving under the influence of an unseen force, we ask: What is dark matter? Why can't we see it? And just how much of the universe does it comprise?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Time Machines

Time Machines

2024-01-1923:121

We're going back to the future in a brand new episode of Mysteries of Science, investigating the antikythera mechanism – a strange artefact from the past that looks like it could be made today! Plus, we're telling you how to add to the Fun Kids Time Capsule. Enter online at https://funkidslive.com/timemachine See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's a Christmas special of Mysteries of Science! We're recapping the best bits of 2023 and diving into the archive, playing some previously unheard bits from past interviews. Thanks for spending the year with us.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ötzi the Iceman

Ötzi the Iceman

2023-12-0820:09

Two hikers stumble upon something in the ice: a mummy. Over the next few days, the mummy's extracted and examined by experts. It turns out to be 5,000 years old. Who was this person? How did they get there? And what can we learn from the body in the ice? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Immortality

Immortality

2023-11-2417:132

Is it possible to live forever? Expert guests author Ross Welford and biologist María Pascual Torner unlock the secrets to turning back time. Could a jellyfish hold the key to anti-aging? What would the world be like if nobody died? We find out.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Teleportation

Teleportation

2023-11-1024:182

Cartoonist Dr. Jorge Cham and author Kathryn Hulick investigate the mystery of teleportation. Is it possible to travel somewhere else in the blink of an eye? Dan and Michael investigate what might be possible, from robots in other cities to 3D printing people and even ferrying information across the universe in a flash.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Slime

Slime

2023-10-2719:01

Michael, Jenny, and a team of top experts investigate one of the stickiest, gungiest mysteries we’ve ever explored: slime. From snails to slippery fish, the gang get to the bottom of this gooey, gloopy, natural puzzle. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Your Space Mysteries

Your Space Mysteries

2023-10-0519:00

Michael and Jenny sit down with top scientists to talk about some of the most mind-bending mysteries in the universe — quite literally. This time, we’re answering your most pressing space-themed questions, including what shape the space is, and whether aliens might be on Jupiter’s moon. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Deepfakes

Deepfakes

2023-09-2120:121

They look, sound, and might even move like someone you know – but they're not. Deepfakes are images, videos, and audio recordings that are increasingly used to trick people. Michael and Dan enter the mirror world and try to decipher what's real and what's deepfake. How can you tell the difference? And what does the future look (and sound) like in a world where we can't be sure of what's right in front of us?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Beast of Exmoor

Beast of Exmoor

2023-09-0716:40

Tales of a strange creature loping around the British countryside have existed for quite some time but is there any truth in them? Michael and Jenny investigate stories of a beast in Exmoor... See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Is magic real?

Is magic real?

2023-08-2450:32

The team behind Mysteries of Science present a very special episode, recorded live at Cheltenham Science Festival, all about magic and whether or not it's real!  You can watch some of the tricks featured in this episode at sciencenature.theweekjunior.co.uk/magic!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Why do we laugh?

Why do we laugh?

2023-07-2825:433

Knock, knock. Who's there? Another episode of Mysteries of Science! This week, Michael and Dan explore the mystery of laughter. Find out where laugher comes from and why it's surprisingly good for us. Plus, we're joined by top comedian Olaf Falafel.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Secrets of Sharks

Secrets of Sharks

2023-07-1420:221

Michael and Jenny dip their toes into a brand new mystery, exploring the secrets of sharks – and discover that what lies beneath the surface might not be all that sinister after all... 🦈See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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akram khanmohammadi

how can I download transcript of this podcast?

Apr 21st
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