Mysteries of Science

Area 51

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 spac…

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Dinosaurs

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…

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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 Kath…

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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…

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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…

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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 D…

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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 univer…

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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 C…

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BONUS: Mysteries of Science Christmas Cracker

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 privac…

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Ötzi the Iceman

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 i…

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