When the snake is ready to shed its skin, it rubs its body along rocks, plants and other rough things to peel the old layer of scales — often in a single, snaky piece.
According to a veterinarian, the behavior some people call 'kneading the dough' or 'making biscuits' is a clue your cat feels comfortable around you.
Poison can be a deadly defense that helps a mushroom make sure its spores are spread to new places to grow into baby mushrooms.
The Conversation is proud to launch our new Curious Kids picture book, Why Do Tigers Have Whiskers?
When a big old tree dies or is cut down, even if we plant a new one we might have to wait hundreds of years before it provides a good possum house.
When the weather outside is very hot, it can make us feel really unhappy. Here's why.
Unlike scholars, Google's search engine can't automatically decide which sources are the most important, most accurate or most significant.
Scientists are working on ways to make lots of energy by converting matter into energy. The trick is keeping the process under control. One possibility is nuclear fusion – the Sun's power source.
A curious kid asks: Can dogs catch COVID-19?
If you can "hear" colours or "taste" words then your brain is being activated in unusual ways.
To tell you the truth, nobody really knows. But it's probably got to do with the fact that signals from your nose and your eyes arrive in the same area of your brain.
Getting a good night's sleep on a regular basis can help you do well in school or at work. It might even make you better-looking.
Human farts and sneezes can be big — so imagine the size if they came from the world's biggest animals?
Confederate paper money was a promise to exchange the bill for gold or silver, but only after the Confederacy won the war.
Your eyebrows can tell a whole story without saying a word.
People have painted on cave walls and written on clay and wax tablets, papyrus and paper made from wood. Could screens replace paper someday?
Only one president has done so – Franklin Delano Roosevelt – but others considered it, and even tried.
A curious kid asks: what do blind people experience in their dreams?
Everest didn't become the highest mountain overnight. This process was excruciatingly slow; a result of complex interactions between the solid earth, the atmosphere and the biosphere.
The U.S. is broken up into 50 states, plus territories like Puerto Rico and Guam, and a federal district, Washington, D.C. Most other countries have smaller parts too.