Some rainstorms drench you in a second, while others drop rain in a nice peaceful drizzle. A meteorologist explains how rainstorms can be so different.
Aug. 13, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: hurricane flooding storms rain curious-kids curious-kids-us weather humidity air clouds thunderstorm flash-floods
Your faithful friend's view of the world is different than yours, but maybe not in the way you imagine.
July 2, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: dogs pets animals vision fox wolf curious-kids curious-kids-us senses cats colors wolves foxes dog sensory-perception photoreceptors
Physicists can use bright, hot lasers to slow atoms down so much that they measure -459 degrees Fahrenheit.
June 22, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: physics quantum-mechanics laser light photons molecules curious-kids curious-kids-us temperature cold atoms absolute-zero warmblood sloths
Mmmmmmm. That smells delicious. Wait, how do you know that?
June 1, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: curious-kids curious-kids-us smell science-of-smells senses olfactory sense-of-smell odor olfaction scents
You might have already felt what it would be like inside a cloud made of condensed water vapor.
May 28, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: water rain snow curious-kids curious-kids-us clouds evaporation hail snowflake cloud-condensation-nuclei
Epidemiologists focus on diseases among groups of people. They also study the spread of disease among animals.
May 21, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: epidemiology covid-19 coronavirus-2020 curious-kids curious-kids-us veterinarians
Wind travels all over the world. Where does it come from, and why?
May 14, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: hurricane atmospheric-science curious-kids curious-kids-us weather hydroelectricity air wind
One anthropologist found 1,072 similar words for 'mom' and 'dad' in the world's languages. It turns out a mix of biology, culture and encouragement from parents explains this phenomenon.
May 6, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: children linguistics language parents mothers curious-kids curious-kids-us fathers dad names words baby-talk dads
The movies make it seem like someday we'll be able to make people and objects grow really big or shrink really small. Whether this will be possible comes down to the smallest of things.
May 4, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: physics curious-kids curious-kids-us matter atoms crystal mummies avengers-endgame
The term 'Big Bang' might make you think of a massive explosion. Put the thought out of your head. Rather than an explosion, it was the start of everything in the universe.
April 30, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: physics astronomy cosmology universe big-bang cosmic-microwave-background curious-kids curious-kids-us universe-expansion accelerating-universe
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