Braidee Foote, University of Tennessee Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to curiouskidsus@theconversation.com. Why do cats’ eyes glow in the dark? Chloe, age 10, Barkhamsted, Connecticut Cats and many other animals, including mostRead More →

why do we bleed

Mikkael A. Sekeres, University of Miami Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to curiouskidsus@theconversation.com. Why do we bleed? – Michael, age 9, Seattle, Washington “Ouch!” I cried out, looking down at where myRead More →

Beronda L. Montgomery, Michigan State University Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to curiouskidsus@theconversation.com. Why do plants grow straight? – Sara H., age 5, New Paltz, New York Have you ever been atRead More →

Though we barely notice it most of the time, the steady beating of a human heart is an amazingly complex performance. Like an orchestra, thousands of cells have to master their individual performances as well as work together. Now a team of scientists has created the first atlas of humanRead More →