Scientists have known for years that plants respond to sounds around them. For example, flowers make sweeter nectar to the sound of buzzing bees. But now scientists in Israel have shown that plants also seem to be doing some "talking".
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To recap 2022, NewsForKids.net is taking a look back at some of the most interesting stories we’ve covered this year. Today we’re looking at some of the most unusual news stories from 2022.
In today's news roundup, deadly flooding and landslides in Kinshasa kill over 140 people, South Koreans will become younger next year, and members of Parliament in the United Kingdom take a test meant for 11-year-olds - and do far worse than the students.
Last Sunday was the official birthday of the world's oldest land animal. Jonathan, a Seychelles giant tortoise living on the island of Saint Helena, turned 190 years old. The event was celebrated with a big party, which included a special "salad cake".
Scientists have discovered the world's largest known field of sea grass. They did it using videos shot by some unusual helpers: tiger sharks. The work should help protect the sea grass, and also shows off a powerful way to explore the ocean.
Most mosquitoes are annoying, and a serious health risk. But some aren't. A few even help get rid of other mosquitoes. Now, scientists have discovered the head-popping secret that turns the larvae of some mosquitoes into deadly hunters of other mosquitoes.
Researchers in Australia have shown that human nerve cells in a dish can form a "brain" that can learn to play a simple video game. The research could help scientists understand the brain better. It could also lead to new kinds of computers.
On Wednesday, Yvon Chouinard, who started the clothing company Patagonia, announced that he was giving the company away. Mr. Chouinard and his family have turned over the $3 billion company to an organization that will work to fight climate change.
In today's news roundup, England's Queen Elizabeth II passes away at age 96, voters in Chile reject a new constitution, and four challenging codes included on a new Australian coin were cracked by a 14-year-old boy in about an hour.
In today's news roundup, Mikhail Gorbachev, who broke down barriers between Russia and the US, has died, Japan has declared war on floppy disks, and a truck carrying tomatoes crashed on a California highway, causing a tomato sauce traffic jam.
As rivers, lakes, and reservoirs are drying up around the world because of droughts, unusual sights are appearing. From Nazi warships to dinosaur footprints to ancient cities and monuments, the dry weather is revealing items long hidden underwater.