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 →

Or Graur, University of Portsmouth Will time ever stop? – Casandra, aged 11, Epsom, UK Time began when the universe did. How – and if – the universe ends will determine whether time will end as well. We think the universe started out squeezed into an infinitely small space. ForRead 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 →

Shelby A. Ryan, University of Newcastle y Ryan R. Witt, University of Newcastle Why do sloths go slow? Nina, Sydney, aged 5 You’re right, sloths do move very slowly! Sloths live in tropical forests in South and Central America, and they actually move so slowly that algae grows on theirRead More →