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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September 21, 2020 47 min
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...
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August 23, 2020 49 min
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/...
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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-liv...
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August 10, 2020 52 min
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)  ...
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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-h...
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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-he...
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July 27, 2020 47 min
Could evolution ever bring back the Dinosaurs? Our intrepid science reporters, Jeanna and Mindy take a look back at the history of evolution and question how it might affect us in the future.  Below you can find links to further reading on the topic discussed in this episode.   Mystery: (https://www.livescience.com/32616-how-were-the-egyptian-pyramids-built-.html) Could Evolution Ever Bring Back the Dinosaurs?  (https://www.live...
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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 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-he...
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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 16th  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-he...
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July 13, 2020 63 min
Just how were the Egyptian pyramids built? Our intrepid science reporters, Jeanna and Mindy dig away some of their favourite archaeological mysteries and discoveries that continue to puzzle archaeologists. Below you can find links to further reading on the topic discussed in this episode. Mystery: How Were the Egyptian Pyramids Built? (https://www.livescience.com/32616-how-were-the-egyptian-pyramids-built-.html) INTERVIEW with J...
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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 9th  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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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 29, 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 15, 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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June 1, 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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