Apr 21 2017
They call it the toughest race on Earth. It’s almost four times longer than a marathon. More challenging than the Ironman triathlon. It’s the Barkley Marathons.
The Barkley is a 160-kilometre cross-country race. But you aren’t racing against the other runners. You’re...
Apr 13 2017
Back in 2005, Dr. Hans Rosling had great news to share. The world had changed. It was getting healthier. It was getting wealthier. And not just developed countries. The poorest countries, too! The Swedish professor had the statistics to prove it.
Apr 07 2017
Where does your family get eggs? Do you buy them at the grocery store? Or do you reach under a warm, fluffy hen, feel around in the straw and pull them out one by one?
You don’t have to live on a farm to get eggs right from the chicken. City families can keep hens, too...
Mar 31 2017
Every team has its glory years, its winning streaks. The New England Patriots. The LA Lakers. Our men’s and women’s Olympic hockey teams.
But no team has ever been as unbeatable as the Edmonton Grads. Between 1915 and 1940, this women’s basketball team played 522 games...
Mar 10 2017
The Vancouver Canucks lost seven hockey players from their lineup last month. Not to injury. To mumps.
Troy Stecher came down with the virus on February 24. His teammates Chris Tanev, Nikita Tryamkin, Mike Chaput and Markus Granlund were all quarantined with symptoms....
Mar 03 2017
Could you take a break from your cell phone? Students at Herring Cove Junior High found out the hard way last month when their school temporarily banned cell phones.
The one-week phone ban was an experiment, suggested by a Grade 8 teacher. Would texting less help her...
Feb 24 2017
Say goodbye to tired-looking apple slices and ugly bruises. Say hello to the Arctic apple. Its flesh stays white long after you cut it up.
Slice it up and put it in your lunch bag. Take your time eating it. This apple won’t turn brown. Not for days. Not for weeks!
Feb 17 2017
t’s official. Canada’s population has hit 35 million. That’s ten times bigger than it was in 1871!
How do we know this? The 2016 census told us.
Every five years, the government collects information from every household in Canada. The census asks questions about the...
Feb 10 2017
Sharks lost their biggest champion last week. Rob Stewart, a Toronto filmmaker and conservationist, died while diving.
You wouldn’t think sharks need a hero. They’re apex predators. Kings of the ocean. They’re man-eaters, right?
Feb 03 2017
Everyone knows you shouldn’t eat too much sugar. But how much sugar are you eating? The easy answer is “too much.”
Many foods contain natural sugar. You can taste the sweetness when you bite into an apple or banana. A glass of milk has the same amount of sugar as these...
Jan 27 2017
Ann Makosinski comes up with bright ideas. A flashlight that runs on body heat. A battery-free headlamp. A coffee mug that charges your phone.
Now the 19-year-old inventor has been named one of Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 for 2017. Forbes gives this honour to...
Jan 20 2017
The world is fighting climate change. Glaciers are melting, oceans are warming and sea levels are rising. Scientists are working hard to find ways to slow these changes and deal with the challenges they bring.
Canada’s Indigenous people are contributing their unique...