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Lobster dinner. Image: Benson Kua

North American Lobsters Invading British Waters

Some unwelcome visitors from North America have been turning up in the waters off the coast of Great Britain.
North American lobsters have been found in lobster traps in the North Sea, far from their native habitat.

by · January 25, 2015 · Animals, Environment, News
Image: David Cooper, Toronto Star

Tobogganing Banned In Some Canadian and US Towns

Tobogganing is a very popular winter sport in Canada and the United States.
Recently, some towns in Canada and the United States have banned tobogganing.
Other towns have put limits on which hills people can toboggan on.

by · January 18, 2015 · Lighter, News
News Quiz: What Do You Remember About 2014? (Part II)

News Quiz: What Do You Remember About 2014? (Part II)

How much do you remember about the news that happened in 2014? Our 2014 news quiz continues.
The answers to the quiz can be found by clicking on the link to the TKN article beside each question.

by · January 11, 2015 · News
Image: Luis Miguel Bugallo Sánchez

News Quiz: What Do You Remember About 2014? (Part I)

How much do you know about the news that happened in 2014? Take our quiz and see how much you remember about these stories from the past year.

by · January 4, 2015 · Lighter, News
The Lammily doll. Photo: Nikolay Lamm.

Lammily Doll Has Realistic Body Proportions

Lammily is a new fashion doll that looks more like “real” women, according to its designer.

by · December 29, 2014 · Health, Kids, Lighter, News
Image: Ryan Mahle

Another Log On The Fire

There are many traditions around the holidays.
“Holiday traditions,” in this case are things that people do every year during a holiday such as Christmas or Hannukah.
Usually it is something that people have done for many years, perhaps beginning a long time ago.

by · December 22, 2014 · Lighter, News
Cuba. Image: Eirik

Canada Hosts Secret Talks That Help US And Cuba Make Up

The United States and Cuba seem to be on speaking terms again.
For more than 50 years, the two countries have quietly been unfriendly towards each other.

by · December 18, 2014 · News
Mastadon skeleton. Image: Kevin Saff

Climate Change, Not Hunting, Killed Off Mastodons

Mastodons in Canada’s north were probably wiped out by the start of a new Ice Age, and not by human hunters, according to a new scientific study.
Early humans have commonly been blamed for hunting mastodons to extinction in North America.

by · December 17, 2014 · Animals, Environment, News
Sidney Crosby is the latest hockey player to come down with the mumps. Image: Wikipedia

Hockey Players Coming Down With The Mumps

Lots of professional hockey players have recently come down with the mumps.
“The mumps” is an illness that makes people feel tired and sometimes achy.
People who get it usually look like they have a swollen (puffy) face and throat area. It used to be quite a common childhood disease, but then a vaccine was invented to prevent mumps and it became much less common.

by · December 16, 2014 · Health, News, Sports
A Western Screech Owl. Image: Randy R. Magnuson

And A Partridge In A Pear Tree… Check!

The 115th Christmas Bird Count is officially underway.
The count is an annual census of local and migratory birds and it’s organized by the National Audubon Society. From December 14 to January 5, volunteers will gather in more than 2,000 locations in North, Central and South America to count the birds in their area.

by · December 16, 2014 · Animals, News, Science