The Wood Wide Web

PHOTO: Mark Robinson/Flickr By KARL MARTINEZ, age 10 A German scientist named Peter Wohllenben discovered something special about a forest of beech trees. He realized that the branches never overlap so that they do not block the light from neighboring trees. In other...

Getting Wild With the Blob Fish

By JACKSON ZAVALA, age 10 In 2013, the blob fish was given the title “Worlds Ugliest Animal” by the Ugly Animal Preservation Society, which works to build awareness about endangered species. PHOTO: James Joel The blob fish (Psychrolutes Marcidus) is known...

Tornados Devastating the World

By TINASHE MADZIWA, age 17 It may seem like there have been more tornadoes in recent years than in the past, but climate scientists say that may be because more tornadoes are being reported thanks to a larger population. PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons Did you know the...

Getting Wild With the Crocodile

By KALANI CHEN-HAYES, age 10 PHOTO: Andrew Gould Crocodiles are reptiles that live near swamps and marshes in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. One type of crocodile is the Nile crocodile, an African crocodile. The scientific name of the Nile...

Nature Gets Equal Rights

Llamas are the national animal of Bolivia. PHOTO: Flickr.com/schrödingerren katua The Latin American country of Bolivia recently made world history by passing the first law that gives nature the same rights as humans. Drafted with input from indigenous communities and...