Satdarshan (Paul) Singh Monga, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences The liver is known for its ability to regenerate. It can completely regrow itself even after two-thirds of its mass has been surgically removed. But damage from medications, alcohol abuse or obesity can eventually cause the liver to fail. Currently, theRead More →

Michael A. Little, Binghamton University, State University of New York 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 animals have tails? – Kristin M., age 11, Kansas City, Missouri Scientists haveRead More →

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 →