Curious Minds

 

Curious Minds

Listen: Where do dreams come from?

Scientists have a few ideas about where dreams come from – but nobody knows for sure.

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Why are the bubbles in fizzy drinks so small? The ones I blow are much bigger

First of all, we have to know where the bubbles in the fizzy drink come from.

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Why is urine yellow?

If you have been drinking more water than your body needs, the body tells the kidney filters to get rid of the spare water. That’s when your urine will look paler.

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LISTEN: How can a tiny seed actually grow into a huge tree?

All the trees and plants we see have come from tiny, weeny seeds. So how does something so tiny grow into something so big?

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How do x-rays see inside you?

Ever wondered how x-rays see inside your body?

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How high could I jump on the moon?

We have seen the funny hopping walk Astronauts do on the moon. But, just how high can we jump on the moon?

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LISTEN: Why do birds sing?

When birds sing, what do you think they’re saying?

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How did people clean their teeth in the olden days?

People wanted healthy teeth long before nylon brushes hit the market.

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Does the sun spin as well as the planets?

When it was young, the Sun spun fast – very fast. It would do one rotation in a just one or two Earth days.

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Can people live in space?

People do live outside Earth – on the International Space Station! But humans have had to find a way to make the conditions there more like what we’re used to at home.

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Why do spiders need so many eyes but we only need two?

Jumping spiders, like this one, usually have eight eyes: two very large front eyes to get a clear, colour image and judge distance, and extra side eyes to detect when something is moving.

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LISTEN: Why do shooting stars fall out of the sky?

Do you ever look up at the stars for long enough to see a shooting star fall from the sky? Listen to the answer here...

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Listen: How was the earth made?

Earth is really ancient, and humans have only been around for a tiny part of that time.
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