Jun 10 2016
Athletes around the world dream of competing in the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. Every four years, that dream comes true for 15,000 athletes from 200 countries.
The Olympics and Paralympics are the biggest multisport games in the world. Only the best…
Jun 03 2016
Six weeks ago, the Toronto Raptors wrapped up the regular season with the best record in the team’s 20-year history. Fifty-six wins. First in their division. A point out of first in the Eastern Conference.
Canada’s only NBA team was headed for the playoffs.
May 27 2016
A recycling plant in Japan is getting a little extra help from hungry bacteria – that like to snack on plastic.
Researchers discovered the tiny microbe living in soil and sludge samples. Ideonella sakaiensis can break down PET, the plastic used in water bottles.
May 20 2016
May 10 was Census Day in Canada. Canadians take this important survey every five years.
A government agency called Statistics Canada runs the census. The survey collects data about every man, woman and child living in Canada. These “people statistics” are called...
May 13 2016
Your town is on fire. The flames are racing your way. You have one backpack and 15 minutes. What will you take?
That was the situation in Fort McMurray this month. Wildfires swept into the northern Alberta town. People were told to grab what they could and go…
May 06 2016
Knock knock. Who’s there?
For goodness’ sake. Surely you’ve heard of William Shakespeare. The famous British playwright and poet died 400 years ago. But people still read, perform and study his work today.
So who is this great…
Apr 29 2016
You’re in your house, sleeping or doing your homework or eating dinner. All at once the floor starts shaking. Then your whole house begins to shake! It creaks and groans and rumbles.
You and your family run outside…
Apr 22 2016
Some jobs are just too big to tackle alone.
Consider the research that scientists do. The more information that they gather – the bigger their sample – the better their data is. But it takes time, manpower and money to gather data.
That’s where citizen scientists come...
Apr 15 2016
Have you ever forgotten your lunch at home? If you have, by the end of the day, it was probably hard to think of anything but the rumbling of your stomach.
In Ethiopia, 10 to 15 million people are going hungry. That’s more than…
Apr 08 2016
A thousand years ago, the Vikings visited North America. Before Columbus. Before John Cabot. Before Jacques Cartier.
How do we know? Old Norse poems and space-age satellites told us so.
Apr 01 2016
Have you ever seen an orca jump out of the water and land with a huge splash? Was it breaching for the joy of it, out in the ocean? Or was it jumping for the fish in its trainer’s hand?
Mar 11 2016
Water. Everyone knows how important it is. We drink it and wash with it. We need it to cook our food and flush our toilets.
But do you ever consider how hard we work for water? Or how hard water works for us? That’s the theme for World Water Day this year.