33 episodes

In each episode, the team behind The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine investigates a different unexplained phenomenon with the help of expert guests.

Mysteries of Science Fun Kids

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 336 Ratings

In each episode, the team behind The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine investigates a different unexplained phenomenon with the help of expert guests.

    Your mysteries answered

    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.

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    • 20 min
    Shapeshifters

    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.

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    • 23 min
    Children raised by animals

    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.

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    • 24 min
    The Lost City (Machu Picchu)

    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.

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    • 25 min
    What did dinosaurs look like?

    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.

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    • 25 min
    Is something eating the universe? (Black holes)

    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.

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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
336 Ratings

336 Ratings

Sam Wardill ,

Cool beans podcast

Why don’t you get stuck to the object your touching?This was really fun to listen to and great for a boring car journey. This is the best podcast. Could we bring dinosaurs back to life using DNA? I like it but it has creepy music.I think the alien one was the scariest.Thanks for answering my question.This is my favourite.

iamablueperson ,

Hello

Hi my name is Polly and I would like to ask about sirens(the mythical creatures not the loud ones) how can only you see them but no one else can see them? Where did the myth come from? And are they really myths?

Goodbye👍🤘✌️

iloveguineapigs12 ,

Good podcast

Could you please do an episode about if ghosts are real?

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