Live Science launches the 'Life's Little Mysteries' podcast! Get ready for far-out science questions (and answers)

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Hey, space fans! 

We may love space at, but that doesn't mean that we don't love all the other realms of science, too. In fact, we depend on our friends at Live Science to keep us posted on the latest and greatest discoveries across the science realm. Why DO we have fingerprints anyway? And what might happen if Earth's magnetic field just disappeared? Well, Live Science has you covered in the new "Life's Little Mysteries" podcast

Starring Live Science senior writer Mindy Weisberger and editor-in-chief Jeanna Bryner, the new podcast will answer your questions about science mysteries big and small. They'll tackle ancient civilizations; our planet Earth and the solar system; the creatures and technologies that surround us; and even our own bodies.

You can even submit your own questions on Live Science Forums

In the first episode, Mindy and Jeanna dive deep into Earth's ocean (figuratively) to answer that burning question: How much of the ocean is whale pee? (Yuck.) They'll also tackle some serious mysteries, like why our oceans are salty and could they ever boil away? (We hope not.) 

Check out the Life's Little Mysteries podcast Apple podcasts, Spotify and Audioboom.

We hope you enjoy!

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Tariq Malik

Tariq is the Editor-in-Chief of and joined the team in 2001, first as an intern and staff writer, and later as an editor. He covers human spaceflight, exploration and space science, as well as skywatching and entertainment. He became's Managing Editor in 2009 and Editor-in-Chief in 2019. Before joining, Tariq was a staff reporter for The Los Angeles Times covering education and city beats in La Habra, Fullerton and Huntington Beach. In October 2022, Tariq received the Harry Kolcum Award for excellence in space reporting from the National Space Club Florida Committee. He is also an Eagle Scout (yes, he has the Space Exploration merit badge) and went to Space Camp four times as a kid and a fifth time as an adult. He has journalism degrees from the University of Southern California and New York University. You can find Tariq at and as the co-host to the This Week In Space podcast with space historian Rod Pyle on the TWiT network. To see his latest project, you can follow Tariq on Twitter @tariqjmalik.