Is gaming good for kids?

Research shows multiple social and cognitive benefits of playing video games.

John Velez, Assistant Professor of Communication Science, Indiana University • conversation
March 8, 2021 ~6 min

Why do flowers smell?

Not all flowers smell good, to people at least, but their scents are a way to attract pollinators.

Richard L. Harkess, Professor of Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture, Mississippi State University • conversation
March 1, 2021 ~5 min

Curious Kids Live: exploring the solar system

Send us your questions – and join us live to hear about the solar system.

Grace Allen, Cities, Education and Young People Editor • conversation
Feb. 25, 2021 ~1 min

Curious Kids: how does our brain know to make immediate decisions?

Our brains have two ways of thinking and making decisions: fast and slow.

Nicola Power, Lecturer in Psychology, Lancaster University • conversation
Feb. 23, 2021 ~5 min

How do arctic foxes hunt in the snow?

Arctic foxes have a few special talents that help them sneak up on unseen prey and pounce.

Jacob Job, Research Associate in Department of Fish, Wildlfe, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University • conversation
Feb. 22, 2021 ~7 min

When dogs bark, are they using words to communicate?

Dogs' barks say a lot about how they're feeling.

Clive Wynne, Professor of Psychology, Arizona State University • conversation
Feb. 8, 2021 ~4 min

Curious Kids: We have been trying to contact aliens – but do they want to contact us?

Aliens might want to contact us for the same reasons we are looking for them.

Jacco van Loon, Astrophysicist and Director of Keele Observatory, Keele University • conversation
Feb. 3, 2021 ~5 min

Could a human enter a black hole to study it?

If you are a sci-fi junkie you've probably wondered what would happen if you were unlucky enough to fall into a black hole. How well you'd fare all depends on the type of black hole.

Shanshan Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Physics, Grinnell College • conversation
Feb. 1, 2021 ~7 min

Why does it take longer to fly from east to west on an airplane?

When planes fly from east to west, they are flying against a river of air called a jet stream. These air currents can make your flight longer or shorter, depending on which way you are going.

Skip Bailey, Aviation Institute Flight Training Coordinator and Instructor, University of Nebraska Omaha • conversation
Jan. 25, 2021 ~5 min

Curious Kids: Could someone become a superhero in real life?

Technology can give superhero abilities to people in real life.

Michael Fitzpatrick, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Lloyd's Register Foundation Chair in Structural Integrity and Systems Performance, Coventry University • conversation
Jan. 5, 2021 ~7 min