Clothes dry at room temperature due to a process known as evaporation. When clothes get wet, the water molecules on their surface begin to vibrate and move faster, increasing their energy and temperature. As a result, the water molecules move faster and with more force, propelling them away from 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 →

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 →