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

Brain Tingles: ASMR

2021-07-2626:33

ASMR is a mysterious sensation... It stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. People who feel it describe it as a tingling, sparkly feeling in the brain, triggered by soft sounds, watching slow, repetitive movements or moments of positive personal attention. In this episode of Mysteries of Science, Dan and Ciaran investigate ASMR, and ask how it works and why doesn't everyone experience it?  Mysteries of Science is a fortnightly podcast created by The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine and Fun Kids. Tap follow or subscribe wherever you're listening to this to make sure you never miss an episode, and get ready for a summer of fascinating mysteries, including Bigfoot, Deja vu, and Planet X. Get three copies of The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine for just £5. sciencenature.theweekjunior.co.uk/podcast is the place to claim yours. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It sounds like magic – a pill that makes you feel better, even though it contains no medicine. Yet, strangely enough, fake drugs called placebos really do work. In this episode, Ciaran and Dan explore why the pills can fool us, and why we should be wary of their evil cousins, the nocebos.  Mysteries of Science is a fortnightly podcast created by The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine and Fun Kids Radio. Tap follow or subscribe wherever you're listening to this to make sure you never miss an episode, and get ready for a summer of fascinating mysteries, including Bigfoot, deja vu, and Planet X. Get three copies of The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine for just £5. sciencenature.theweekjunior.co.uk/podcast is the place to claim yours. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Missing Aviator

The Missing Aviator

2021-06-2827:18

Amelia Earhart was one of the best pilots of her age. An American pioneer, she was the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic and broke countless records. Then, one day, she took off and never landed at her intended destination. In this episode, we explore what might have happened on that now infamous flight... Mysteries of Science is a fortnightly podcast created by The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine and Fun Kids Radio. Tap follow or subscribe wherever you're listening to this to make sure you never miss an episode, and get ready for a summer of fascinating mysteries, including Bigfoot, deja vu, and the disappearance of Amelia Earhart. Get three copies of The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine for just £5. sciencenature.theweekjunior.co.uk/podcast is the place to claim yours. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
King Tut's Curse

King Tut's Curse

2021-06-1321:48

Was a deadly curse hidden in an ancient Egyptian tomb for centuries? If not, why were so many deaths connected to the discovery of King Tut's tomb? Dan and Ciaran have called on archaeologists, authors and someone who guards a real-life curse to help them solve the mystery.  Mysteries of Science is a fortnightly podcast created by The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine and Fun Kids Radio. Tap follow or subscribe wherever you're listening to this to make sure you never miss an episode, and get ready for a summer of fascinating mysteries, including Bigfoot, deja vu, and the disappearance of Amelia Earhart. Get three copies of The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine for just £5. sciencenature.theweekjunior.co.uk/podcast is the place to claim yours. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aliens

Aliens

2021-05-3127:59

Does life exist elsewhere in the universe? It's one of the biggest mysteries of all time, so Dan and Ciaran have recruited a brilliant team of experts, including a record-breaking astronaut and a NASA scientist, to help them find out. Mysteries of Science is a fortnightly podcast created by The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine and Fun Kids Radio. Tap follow or subscribe wherever you're listening to this to make sure you never miss an episode, and get ready for a summer of fascinating mysteries, including King Tut's Curse, Bigfoot, and deja vu. Get three copies of The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine for just £5. sciencenature.theweekjunior.co.uk/podcast is the place to claim yours. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Loch Ness Monster

Loch Ness Monster

2021-04-0123:581

Is there a mysterious creature living in one of Scotland's largest lakes or could it all be an elaborate joke? Speaking with experts from Scotland and the rest of the UK, Dan and Ciaran go on a deep dive in their first investigation to check out theories around the Loch Ness Monster.  This first episode kicks off a brand new season of Mysteries of Science. Fortnightly episodes to come from May 31st. Tap follow or subscribe wherever you're listening to this to make sure you never miss an episode.  Get three copies of The Week Junior's Science+Nature magazine for just £5. sciencenature.theweekjunior.co.uk/podcast is the place to claim yours. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mysteries of Science is the brand new podcast from The Week Junior's monthly Science+Nature magazine. The very first episode, which is all about the Loch Ness Monster, comes out on April 1st.  Tap subscribe or follow wherever you're listening to this to be among the very first to hear the episode.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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