Life's Little Mysteries

Life's Little Mysteries

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.... Show More

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July 2, 2020 46 min
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 2nd  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-hea...
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June 28, 2020 49 min
From unicorns, dragons and mermaids to the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot; our intrepid science reporters, Jeanna and Mindy, explore the history and "evidence" of mythical creatures.  Below you can find links to further reading on the topic discussed in this episode. Mystery: Bigfoot: Man-Monster or Myth? (https://www.livescience.com/24598-bigfoot.html) The legend of Bigfoot has been around for just 50 years and is descri...
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Mindy and Jeanna introduce 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 June 25th 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-n...
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Mindy and Jeanna introduce 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 June 18th 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-n...
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June 14, 2020 42 min
How will the Universe end?  Our intrepid science reporters, Jeanna and Mindy take a step into the mysteries workings of the universe.  Below you can find links to further reading on the topic discussed in this episode. Mystery: How Will the Universe End? (https://www.livescience.com/65299-how-will-the-universe-end.html) Cosmotologists have narrowed the likelihood of this down to three scenarios: Heat Death, The Big Crunch and Th...
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Mindy and Jeanna introduce the sixteenth 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 June 11th 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-...
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Mindy and Jeanna introduce the fifteenth 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 June 4th and features Nicoletta's weekly coronavirus update and Q&A on Facebook Live. (https://www.facebook.com/30478646760/videos/715058785722409/) (https://www.facebook.com...
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May 31, 2020 43 min
Is it safe to hold in a sneeze? What happens when you sneeze in Space? Our intrepid science reporters, Jeanna and Mindy take a peek up our noses as they unpick this week's mystery.  Below you can find links to further reading on the topic discussed in this episode. Mystery: Is it safe to hold in a sneeze?    In ancient times, sneezes were thought of as bad omens and warnings from Gods. Pope Gregory the Great in 590 thought...
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Mindy and Jeanna introduce the fourteenth 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 May 28th (https://www.facebook.com/livescience/videos/coronavirus-update-52120/270014501041950/?__so__=permalink&__rv__=related_videos) and features Nicoletta's weekl...
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Mindy and Jeanna introduce the thirteenth 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 May 22nd and features Nicoletta's weekly coronavirus update and Q&A on Facebook Live. (https://www.facebook.com/livescience/videos/coronavirus-update-52120/270014501041950/?_...
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May 17, 2020 43 min
Can you turn off a nightmare? Our intrepid science reporters, Jeanna and Mindy take a step into the subconscious to unpick this week’s mystery.  Below you can find links to further reading on the topic discussed in this episode. Mystery: Can you ‘turn off’ a nightmare?  (https://www.livescience.com/turn-off-nightmares.html) Nightmares affect everyone, but not everybody remembers what they dream about  Some medications like beta blo...
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Mindy and Jeanna introduce the twelfth 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 May 14th and features Nicoletta's weekly coronavirus update and Q&A on Facebook Live. (https://www.facebook.com/livescience/videos/coronavirus-update-51420/550244812345536/?__so...
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Mindy and Jeanna introduce the eleventh 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 May 7th 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-hea...
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May 3, 2020 33 min
Are Daddy Longlegs really the most venomous spiders in the world? Our intrepid science reporters, Jeanna and Mindy delve into the mysterious world of spiders.  Below you can find links to further reading on the topic discussed in this episode.   Mystery: Are Daddy Longlegs Really the Most Venomous Spiders In the World? (https://www.livescience.com/33625-daddy-longlegs-spiders-poisonous.html) There are 6,000-10,000 species of Daddy ...
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Mindy and Jeanna introduce the tenth 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 April 30th and features Nicoletta's weekly coronavirus update and Q&A on Facebook Live. (https://www.facebook.com/livescience/videos/coronavirus-update-43020/594574034743850/?__so...
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Mindy and Jeanna introduce the ninth 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 April 23rd 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-hea...
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April 19, 2020 26 min
Are big brains smarter? We humans like to think we’re pretty smart - but does brain size really make a difference? Our intrepid science reporters, Jeanna and Mindy pick away at the mysteries of grey matter.  Below you can find links to further reading on the topic discussed in this episode.  Mystery: Are Big Brains Smarter? (https://www.livescience.com/32142-are-big-brains-smarter.html)   The human brain on average weighs  2.7 poun...
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Mindy and Jeanna introduce the eighth 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 April 16th (https://www.facebook.com/livescience/videos/521886482097660/?__so__=permalink&__rv__=related_videos) and features Nicoletta's weekly coronavirus update and Q&...
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April 12, 2020 30 min
Black Holes are awesome but why are their names so boring? Our intrepid science reporters, Jeanna and Mindy deep dive into the mysteries of black holes.  Below you can find links to further reading on the topics discussed in this episode.   Black Holes Are Awesome. Why Are Their Names Usually So Boring? (https://www.livescience.com/65223-black-hole-names.html) For any space object's name to be officially recognized by astronome...
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Mindy and Jeanna introduce the seventh 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 April 9th and features Nicoletta's weekly coronavirus update and Q&A on Facebook Live. (https://www.facebook.com/livescience/videos/521886482097660/?__so__=permalink&__r...
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