September 2013

Sports

Canada's Milos Raonic screams with joy as he wins his Davis Cup semifinals tennis match against Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/ Marko Drobnjakovic)
Sep 26 2013

Canada Makes Tennis History at Davis Cup

Tennis is an individual sport. But once a year, the best male players compete for the Davis Cup. This tournament pits team against team and country against country. It started as a contest between the United States and the United Kingdom in 1900. This year…

Science

A lab-grown meat burger made from cultured beef, which has been developed by Professor Mark Post of Maastricht University in the Netherlands. [Credit: PA Photos Limited]
Sep 19 2013

Farming Meat in a Petri Dish

“I’d like a Frankenburger and an order of fries, please.” That’s what you may be ordering at your favourite burger joint in years to come. "Frankenburger" is a cheeky term for meat that comes from a lab instead of a farm. Mark Post, a Dutch scientist, gave…

Animals

A table of specimens from the raccoon family at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.
Sep 12 2013

The Olinguito

Where do you think you’d discover a brand-new animal? The forest? The jungle? Bet you’d never guess right under your nose! That’s how Kristofer Helgen discovered the olinguito. Mr. Helgen is the curator of mammals at the Smithsonian…

Indigenous

The Gwaii Haanas legacy totem pole is lifted and pushed into a hole before being raised in Windy Bay, B.C., on Lyell Island in Haida Gwaii on August 15, 2013. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Sep 05 2013

Totem Pole Marks Historic Pact

An angry protest sparked it. A talented carver created it. And on August 15th, 100 members of the Haida Nation, hauling on six long ropes, raised it. At last, a new totem pole stood tall and straight in Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve. The park is on the Haida…