Mario Borunda, Oklahoma 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 does gravity pull us down and not up? – Gracie, age 9, Brookline, Massachusetts Gravity is the reason thingsRead More →

Brian Jackson, Boise 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. Exactly how many stars are in space? – MeeSong, Brookline, Massachusetts Look up at the sky on a clear night,Read More →

Scientists synthesized light with new intrinsic chirality to tell mirror molecules apart Light is the fastest way to distinguish right- and left-handed chiral molecules, which has important applications in chemistry and biology. However, ordinary light only weakly senses molecular handedness. Researchers from the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics andRead More →