Carrot Science

By Harriet Vender Take a raw baby carrot and tie a string around it tightly (add a knot so it won’t come off). Put it in a container of salt water and let it sit overnight. Check the carrot the next day and you will find that the string isn’t tight anymore...

Whose Space, Exactly?

By KATHERINE HERBST Every day, I hear conversations about MySpace.com or AOL in the halls, and I listen to kids laugh about funny pictures that they had posted on such sites. This may seem funny to some kids, but for me, it’s terrifying. Most kids don’t even...

New Pitching Limits

By Amanda Vender Starting with the 2007 season, Little League Baseball will limit how many pitches baseball pitchers are allowed to throw. Doctors are seeing more young people injured from playing “throwing sports” such as baseball, softball and football. When kids...

Little League World Series

By Gary Martin On August 28, the team from Columbus, GA, defeated the team from Kawaguchi City, Japan, to win the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, PA. The final score was 2-1. Cody Walker, 13, hit a two-run homer for the only runs needed to win....

Weird! The History of Basketball

By EVAN SLABICKI The ball is one of the most important parts of basketball. It was originally a soccer ball, and at first it was brown. Fifty years ago, a player named Tony Hinkle invented the orange ball so players could see it better. The other thing that was a big...