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Philae Spacecraft Wakes Up

Philae is a spacecraft that was sent on an important mission by scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA) about 10 years ago. It took a decade to reach its destination, an icy comet known as 67P.

by · June 22, 2015 · News, Science
Making Glue Less Sticky

Making Glue Less Sticky

Getting that last drop of glue out of the bottle will soon be easier, thanks to a new lubricant called LiquiGlide.
A lubricant is a substance that reduces friction between two surfaces. LiquiGlide reduces the friction between the walls of a container and the liquid it holds so the contents will slide out more easily.

by · June 14, 2015 · Health, Science, Technology
Photograph of male students from Fort Albany Residential School in class overseen by a nun c 1945. From the Edmund Metatawabin collection at the University of Algoma. Source: http://archives.algomau.ca/

Coming To Grips With A Shameful Past

Canada is trying to come to grips with a difficult chapter in its past.
During the 19th and 20th centuries, many First Nations people living in Canada were done a terrible wrong by the federal government.

by · June 7, 2015 · News, Politics
A large mural by Joe Casin in support of marriage equality adorns the side of a building in Dublin, Ireland: William Murphy

Ireland Votes For Same-Sex Marriage

Last week, the people of Ireland made a very important decision. They decided to make it legal for people of the same gender (for instance, men or women) to get married.

by · May 31, 2015 · News
Turning Over New Leafs

Turning Over New Leafs

Canada is a hockey nation and arguably, nowhere is a hockey team more beloved by fans than in Toronto. The Toronto Maple Leafs’ fans are incredibly loyal.

by · May 24, 2015 · News, Sports
B.B. King with Lucille. Image: Stoned59

The Thrill is Gone: Music Legend B.B. King Passes Away at 89

On May 14, 2015, the music legend passed away at the age of 89, leaving a legacy of 43 studio albums, 16 live albums, and 138 singles.

by · May 17, 2015 · Arts, Entertainment
Big Political Shift In Alberta: NDP Majority

Big Political Shift In Alberta: NDP Majority

Recently, Albertans held a political election. Its outcome was a big surprise to many people, including the people who forecast (predict who will win) elections.

by · May 10, 2015 · News, Politics
Historic Baseball Game Played With No Fans In Attendance

Historic Baseball Game Played With No Fans In Attendance

When people go to the ballgame, part of the fun is hearing the cheers from the crowd when there is a home run, or the excitement of seeing a foul ball drop into the outstretched glove of a fan. However, for the first […]

by · May 4, 2015 · News, Sports
Earthquake In Nepal Triggers Avalanche On Mt. Everest

Earthquake In Nepal Triggers Avalanche On Mt. Everest

Many countries are sending aid to Nepal after a serious earthquake took place there on Saturday.
Nepal is located between China and India. One of its best-known features is Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth.

by · April 26, 2015 · Breaking News, News
Image: Airman 1st Class Alystria Maurer

Scientists Make Batteries From Packing Peanuts

A team of researchers from Purdue University in the United States has found a way to use pesky packing peanuts to make rechargeable batteries.

by · April 19, 2015 · News, Science