Tag Archives: Curious Kids

Curious Kids: how likely is it that there are parallel universes and other Earths?

MingzhePhoton/Shutterstock Brianna Smart, University of Hertfordshire How likely is it that there are other Earths or that the multiverse exists? – Tasneem, aged 16, Indore, India In fiction and in films such as Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse, parallel universes – also called the multiverse – exist alongside our own, with anything from small differences in events to entirely different rules …

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Curious Kids: will time ever stop?

Olga_Kuzmina/Shutterstock 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. For some reason we do not yet understand, the universe …

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Curious Kids: why do we have a drought?

The heat makes the drought even worse, because it makes the plants more thirsty so they have to drink more. Tim J Keegan/flickr, CC BY-SA Albert Van Dijk, Australian National University Curious Kids is a series for children. Send your question to curiouskids@theconversation.edu.au. You might also like the podcast Imagine This, a co-production between ABC KIDS listen and The Conversation, …

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Curious Kids: what causes the northern lights?

A magical sight. Ronel Reyes/Flickr., CC BY-NC-ND Paul O’Mahoney, University of Dundee Curious Kids is a series by The Conversation, which gives children of all ages the chance to have their questions about the world answered by experts. All questions are welcome: find out how to enter at the bottom of this article. What causes the northern lights? – Ffion, …

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Why do I need anything other than Google to answer a question?

Scholars can be more reliable than search engines. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Cody Behles, University of Memphis 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 I need a scholar to answer a question if there is Google? – Harrison F., age 13, …

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How much sleep do you really need?

The need for shut-eye is universal. Justin Lewis/Stone via Getty Images Dana McMakin, Florida International 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 I need to sleep for a long time at night? – Sly M., 6, Cambridge, Massachusetts Just …

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