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The Science Podcast From Live Science

The world can be a pretty mysterious place and we at Live Science love to ask and answer questions about mysteries big and small: about ancient civilizations, our planet and our solar system, the plants and animals that live alongside us, our bodies and how they work, and the technologies that we use every day.

Join us on this exciting voyage of discovery and downright weirdness as we solve… Life’s Little Mysteries.

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The Science Podcast From Live Science

The world can be a pretty mysterious place and we at Live Science love to ask and answer questions about mysteries big and small: about ancient civilizations, our planet and our solar system, the plants and animals that live alongside us, our bodies and how they work, and the technologies that we use every day.

Join us on this exciting voyage of discovery and downright weirdness as we solve… Life’s Little Mysteries.

    Mysterious Bacteria

    Mysterious Bacteria

    Is bacteria helpful our harmful? Our intrepid science reporters, Jeanna and Mindy explore the mysteries of bacteria. 

    Below you can find links to further reading on the topic discussed in this episode.

     

    Mystery: (https://www.livescience.com/24678-is-every-single-elephant-a-village-wrecking-booze-hound.html) Could humans live without bacteria?  (https://www.livescience.com/32761-good-bacteria-boost-immune-system.html)

    There are trillions of bacteria are swarming over your skin and through your body

    The number of bacterial cells in the body is commonly estimated at 10 times the number of human cells

     

    INTERVIEW:  Live Science reporter Yasemin Saplakoglu chats to Ehab Abouheif, a Professor of Biology at McGill University in Montreal about the symbiotic relationship between Carpenter ants and Blochmannia bacteria that goes back 51 million years. 

     

    Don’t forget to subscribe! You can find more answers to life’s little mysteries at the Live Science website (https://www.livescience.com/) and you can follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/LiveScience) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/livescience/) too. Tell us what your life’s little mysteries are at forums.livescience.com (https://forums.livescience.com/) .

     

    Theme music by Chad Crouch - Algorithms

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/)

    Track Science and Medicine by AfterInfity is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 47 min
    Mysterious Beer

    Mysterious Beer

    Why do some people hate the taste of beer? Our intrepid science reporters, Jeanna and Mindy track the mysteries of one of the oldest alcoholic beverages in the world. 

    Below you can find links to further reading on the topic discussed in this episode.

     

    Mystery: (https://www.livescience.com/24678-is-every-single-elephant-a-village-wrecking-booze-hound.html) Why do some people hate the taste of beer? (https://www.livescience.com/63039-why-hate-bitter-beer-taste.html)

     This could all fall to genetics 

    People who are sensitive to bitter tastes have more taste receptors in their mouths 

     

    INTERVIEW: Live Science Staff Writer, Brandon Specktor, talks to microbiologist Ronen Hazan from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel about how a remarkable experiment where beer has been made using 5000 year old yeast from Ancient Egypt.  (https://www.sciencealert.com/yeast-from-a-5-000-year-old-pot-was-woken-up-and-used-to-brew-an-ancient-beer)

     

    Don’t forget to subscribe! You can find more answers to life’s little mysteries at the Live Science website (https://www.livescience.com/) and you can follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/LiveScience) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/livescience/) too. Tell us what your life’s little mysteries are at forums.livescience.com (https://forums.livescience.com/) .

     

    Music by Chad Crouch - Algorithms

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/)

    Egypt Music theme credited to Free Music TV  (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUldMyTymqNrIE6WLewGvrw)

    • 49 min
    Coronavirus: A Life's Little Mysteries Special Report - August 14th

    Coronavirus: A Life's Little Mysteries Special Report - August 14th

    Mindy and Jeanna introduce the final instalment in a series of special reports from Life's Little Mysteries with Live Science health reporter Nicoletta Lanese, who is at the forefront of Live Science’s coronavirus coverage. 

    This episode was recorded on August 13th  and features Nicoletta's weekly coronavirus update and Q&A on Facebook Live. (https://www.facebook.com/livescience/videos/have-questions-about-covid-19-live-science-health-reporter-nicoletta-lanese-is-h/245101106488469/?__so__=permalink&__rv__=related_videos) New updates are livestreamed on Facebook every Thursday at 12:00 p.m. ET.

    You can find all the Live Science coverage of the coronavirus and COVID-19 on our website, at https://www.livescience.com/topics/coronavirus.

    If you have questions about coronavirus or COVID-19, you can post them on our Live Science forums (https://forums.livescience.com/) and on Facebook. 

    Music by Chad Crouch - Algorithms

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/)

    • 34 min
    Mysterious Elephants

    Mysterious Elephants

    Is every single Elephant a village wrecking booze hound? Our intrepid science reporters, Jeanna and Mindy track the mysteries of one of the world’s most fascinating land mammals. 

    Below you can find links to further reading on the topic discussed in this episode.

     

    Mystery: Is every single Elephant a village wrecking booze hound?  (https://www.livescience.com/24678-is-every-single-elephant-a-village-wrecking-booze-hound.html)

     

    INTERVIEW with Joshua Plotnik, assistant professor of psychology at Hunter College, The City University of New York, discussing the ways we can understand elephant behaviour and prevent human-elephant conflict. 

     

    Don’t forget to subscribe! You can find more answers to life’s little mysteries at the Live Science website (https://www.livescience.com/) and you can follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/LiveScience) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/livescience/) too. Tell us what your life’s little mysteries are at forums.livescience.com (https://forums.livescience.com/) .

     

    Music by Chad Crouch - Algorithms

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/)

    • 52 min
    Coronavirus: A Life's Little Mysteries Special Report - August 7th

    Coronavirus: A Life's Little Mysteries Special Report - August 7th

    Mindy and Jeanna introduce the latest in a series of special reports from Life's Little Mysteries with Live Science health reporter Nicoletta Lanese, who is at the forefront of Live Science’s coronavirus coverage. 

    This episode was recorded on August 6th  and features Nicoletta's weekly coronavirus update and Q&A on Facebook Live. (https://www.facebook.com/livescience/videos/have-questions-about-covid-19-live-science-health-reporter-nicoletta-lanese-is-h/3797948490220154/?__so__=permalink&__rv__=related_videos) New updates are livestreamed on Facebook every Thursday at 12:00 p.m. ET.

    You can find all the Live Science coverage of the coronavirus and COVID-19 on our website, at https://www.livescience.com/topics/coronavirus.

    If you have questions about coronavirus or COVID-19, you can post them on our Live Science forums (https://forums.livescience.com/) and on Facebook. 

    Music by Chad Crouch - Algorithms

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/)

    • 34 min
    Coronavirus: A Life's Little Mysteries Special Report - July 31st

    Coronavirus: A Life's Little Mysteries Special Report - July 31st

    Mindy and Jeanna introduce the latest in a series of special reports from Life's Little Mysteries with Live Science health reporter Nicoletta Lanese, who is at the forefront of Live Science’s coronavirus coverage. 

    This episode was recorded on July 30th  and features Nicoletta's weekly coronavirus update and Q&A on Facebook Live. (https://www.facebook.com/livescience/videos/have-questions-about-covid-19-live-science-health-reporter-nicoletta-lanese-is-h/3797948490220154/?__so__=permalink&__rv__=related_videos) New updates are livestreamed on Facebook every Thursday at 12:00 p.m. ET.

    You can find all the Live Science coverage of the coronavirus and COVID-19 on our website, at https://www.livescience.com/topics/coronavirus.

    If you have questions about coronavirus or COVID-19, you can post them on our Live Science forums (https://forums.livescience.com/) and on Facebook. 

    Music by Chad Crouch - Algorithms

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/)

    • 50 min

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