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...

Amazing Garden in a Bottle

By YUUKI REAL, age 13 Bottle garden. PHOTO: Anne-Lise Heinrichs David Latimer, a retired person in England, has a “Garden in a Bottle,” that has thrived for over 53 years and was only watered once in 1972 since he first planted it in 1960. Plants can recycle...

Disappearing Plants

PHOTO: Flickr.com/SantiMB More than 20 percent of the world’s wild plant species may face extinction in coming years according to a study published in the magazine New Scientist. About two-thirds of the endangered plants grow in tropical rainforests. The biggest...