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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
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
Movie theatre. Image: Fernando de Sousa

Cineplex And Autism Speaks Offering “Sensory-Friendly” Movies

Now, kids with autism can have a better experience going to the movies.

by · February 22, 2015 · Entertainment, 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
A girl selling Girl Scout cookies. Image: Drmies

Girl Scouts Selling Cookies Online

For the first time, Girl Scout cookies will be available to purchase over the Internet.
Most people are familiar with Girl Scouts (in the United States—”Girl Guides” in Canada) selling cookies in person.
But now in the US, they’re available online through a “Digital Cookie” website.

by · December 8, 2014 · Health, Kids, News
The countdown clock. Image: NASA

Time For A Change As NASA Upgrades Its Launch Clock

There are some pretty famous clocks in the world: London’s Big Ben, and the clock on the Peace Tower in Ottawa, to name just two.
But the most watched clock in the world may be NASA’s launch clock.

by · December 4, 2014 · News, Science, Technology
Philae Lander. Image: Wikipedia

Scientists Hope Philae Will Wake Up Next Spring

The Philae spacecraft that landed on a comet last week has gone to sleep. But the good news is that scientists are hopeful that we haven’t heard the last messages from the spacecraft.

by · November 18, 2014 · News, Science, Technology
Brooding emperor penguin with its chick approached by a rover camouflaged with a fake chick. Photo: Nature Methods, Le Maho et al.

Robotic Chick Lets Researchers Get Close to Penguins

A small robot that looks and acts like a baby penguin is helping researchers study penguins in a more natural way.
When scientists study any animals in the wild, it usually means a human has to get close to them to gather information. But people make animals nervous, so when human researchers are around, the animals don’t act the way they normally would.

by · November 15, 2014 · Animals, News, Science
Scientists Land Spacecraft On Fast-Moving, Icy Comet

Scientists Land Spacecraft On Fast-Moving, Icy Comet

Scientists recently landed a spacecraft on the icy surface of a comet that was travelling 130,000 kilometres an hour.
Now, we’re getting information, photos and sounds from the comet that just might tell us something about our own origins.

by · November 12, 2014 · News, Science, Technology
Pablo Picasso is widely regarded as one of the greatest painters of all-time.

A Second Painting Underneath Picasso’s “The Blue Room”

Pablo Picasso was an artist who worked in early part of the 20th century. He is one of the most famous painters to have ever lived.

Recently it was discovered that underneath Picasso’s masterpiece, The Blue Room, there is another painting.

by · November 5, 2014 · Arts, News