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

Mysteries of Science Fun Kids

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.5 • 89 Ratings

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

    How to read minds

    How to read minds

    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?
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    • 20 min
    The Big Bang theory

    The Big Bang theory

    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...
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    • 23 min
    Your Mysteries

    Your Mysteries

    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!
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    • 23 min
    Octopuses

    Octopuses

    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?
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    • 23 min
    Dark Matter

    Dark Matter

    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?
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    • 14 min
    Time Machines

    Time Machines

    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 
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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

Pietz1 ,

Great Podcast!

My kids love listening to this on the way to school. One note - I think there’s too much background music when people are talking. The stuff is interesting enough. Don’t need wall to wall beats.

Great stuff!!

Mindy number two ,

Episode idea

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I might try this, I love kids science ps:if you like this try brains on who smarted and forever ago, maybe moment of um?I love brains on universe!

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