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A science podcast for curious minds, where we invite a small human being to sit between two nerds and let their curiosity loose in an unscripted conversation exploring the wonders of science. Created by Curiosity Lab.

A science podcast for curious minds, where we invite a small human being to sit between two nerds and let their curiosity loose in an unscripted conversation exploring the wonders of science. Created by Curiosity Lab.
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United Arab Emirates

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A science podcast for curious minds, where we invite a small human being to sit between two nerds and let their curiosity loose in an unscripted conversation exploring the wonders of science. Created by Curiosity Lab.

Language:

English

Contact:

971504079007


Episodes

#7 | Electricity & Solar Energy With Spatika, Aged 6

12/7/2019
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Spatika, aged 6, gets electric with the nerds and asks them all about electricity. Who makes our electricity? How do we make it electricity? What is a generator? How does it work? How can we replace fossil fuels with renewable energy? How does solar power work? What are the challenges with solar power? One thing is for sure, it has nothing to do with hamsters running on wheels!

Duration:00:20:09

#6 | Dreams, Heredity, Runny Noses, Burps & Farts With Allisah, Aged 9

12/1/2019
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Allisah, aged 9, asks the nerds all about human bodies and we explore some of its mysteries. Dreams, eye colour, runny noses, burps and farts in particular. Some of those mysteries are a bit more embarrassing than others! What are dreams made of? Why do we dream? Is it possible for us to have a different eye colour than our parent's? Why do our noses run when we eat hot foods? Why do we burp and fart?

Duration:00:20:11

#5 | Measuring Time & The Gregorian Calendar with James, Aged 9

11/23/2019
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James, aged 9, asks the nerds all about how we track time on our planet and the Gregorian calendar. Why do we have 24 hours in a day? Why do we have 365 days in a year? Why do we have a leap year every 4 years? Why are there 60 seconds and minutes? We delve deep into the science of measuring time, from the Mayan calendar of 365 days and the Babylonians base 60 counting system to the Gregorian calendar and its complicated leap year rules!

Duration:00:16:23

#4 | Black Holes with Elyes, Aged 11

11/16/2019
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Elyes, aged 11, asks the nerds all about black holes. What is a black hole? What is the event horizon? Why is it called a black hole? Can you see a black hole? What would happen if you fell into a black hole? What is spaghettification? We delve deep into the astrophysics of the most mind-bending phenomenon in our cosmos!

Duration:00:20:35

#3 | Earth's Layers, Gravity & the Fundamental Forces with Layla, Aged 11

11/10/2019
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Layla, aged 11, asks the nerds about the layers of the Earth, gravity and the fundamental forces. Why does the Earth have so many layers? What is the core, mantle and crust are made out of? Why is gravity different on other planets? What are the fundamental forces of nature? We talk about geology, how we know what's in the interior of the Earth, gravity, the electromagnetic force and the strong and weak nuclear forces.

Duration:00:16:06

Why Isn't The Earth All Ocean? | Clip from Episode #2

11/3/2019
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Oscar Blue, aged 6, asks the nerds why isn't the Earth all ocean. Why does the Earth have land AND ocean? Where did the water on Earth come from? Can the sea levels rise? What would happen if the ice on Earth melts?

Duration:00:05:57

Why Don't All The Fish Live Together? | Clip from Episode #2

11/3/2019
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Oscar Blue, aged 6, asks the nerds about marine life and habitats. Why don't all the fish live together? Why are they are all spread out across the ocean?

Duration:00:09:19

Why Is The Ocean Blue? | Clip from Episode #2

11/3/2019
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Oscar Blue, aged 6, asks the nerds about the BLUE planet. Why is the ocean blue? Why is the sea blue? And why the sky is blue?

Duration:00:04:18

#2 | The Ocean, Seas And Marine Life with Oscar Blue, Aged 6

11/3/2019
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Oscar Blue, aged 6, asks the nerds about our blue planet. He has questions about the oceans, the seas, marine life and marine habitats. We talk about why clownfish and pelagic fish choose to live where they do, why the ocean is blue, why the sky is blue, how water came to Earth on comets, why the blue planet has land as well and what would happen if climate change causes the ice on Earth to melt and the sea level rose.

Duration:00:20:53

How Were The Stars And Planets Made? | Clip from Episode #1

10/27/2019
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Raafae, aged 10, asks the nerds about the stars, planets and the solar system. How do stars form? How are atoms and elements made? How did the planets form?

Duration:00:12:12

What Was The Big Bang? | Clip from Episode #1

10/27/2019
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Raafae, aged 10, asks the nerds about the big bang. How did the universe start? What happened before the big bang? What is the universe growing into? And what happened after the big bang?

Duration:00:09:25

How Did All The Animals Go Extinct? | Clip from Episode #1

10/27/2019
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Raafae, aged 10, asks the nerds about mass extinctions. What happened to the dinosaurs? What is a mass extinction? How many have there been? Are we living in the sixth mass extinction? What is causing the sixth mass extinction?

Duration:00:06:29

What Was The First Life On Earth? | Clip from Episode #1

10/27/2019
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Raafae, aged 10, asks the nerds about the origins of life on Earth. What was the first life on Earth? Were trees first? Or was it the dinosaurs? Or was it something else altogether?

Duration:00:10:36

#1 | Big Bang, Metaphysics & Life on Earth with Raafae, Aged 10

10/27/2019
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Raafae, aged 10, asks the nerds about the big bang, the universe, stars, planets, the origins and history of life, dinosaurs and mass extinctions. What was the big bang before? What happened before it? How did the stars and planets form? What was the first life on Earth? What are mass extinctions? What causes them? And are we living in the sixth mass extinction? The conversation gets philosophical very quickly as we start discussing metaphysics, with answers like, "There is no time before...

Duration:00:41:34