Trees, is there anything they can’t do? Doubtful. Let’s see: producing half the world’s oxygen, providing habitat for millions of species, creating the soil and timber resources we depend on. Not bad. But all that’s just scratching the surface. As new research shows, there’s a lot more going on beneath the forest…
Confession: I positively hate acne. While my face only bears the most subtle of scars, in my mind the red pimply warzone that covered it back in high school is still fresh, clear and just begging to be popped.
In Cherrapunji, India, one of the wettest places on Earth, the locals mold the roots of the Ficus elastica tree into stretching across rivers and taking root on the other side, forming amazing natural, living bridges.