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January 16, 2012
In 1978 two professors from the University of Waterloo were approached by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) to develop an inexpensive hand-operated pump that could ea...
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January 3, 2012
You know the drill: come January 1st there will be a spike in traffic at gyms across the country as people try to shed those turkey-induced pounds and follow through on their New Year&r...
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December 19, 2011
In the past few months, it has been widely reported that the 7th billion person has officially joined this planet. The date involved some sophisticated calculations and a bit of educate...
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December 5, 2011
With the holiday season upon us, many children are carefully crafting their lists, and parents, checking them twice. These lists may include everything from smartphones laptops, game co...
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November 21, 2011
While it’s well known that about 7 billion humans currently occupy planet Earth, until recently, scientists did not have an accurate sense of how many other species share this glo...
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November 7, 2011
Hockey. It’s as synonymous with Canada as the mighty beaver, maple syrup and our generally perceived politeness. Our unofficial national sport dominates Canadian television from O...
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October 24, 2011
Vampires, comic book heroes, Halloween costumes… Bats have served as inspiration for a lot of things, from the formidable to the frightful. Their ability to awe is no surprise gi...
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October 11, 2011
Sunday, October 16th marks the 32nd annual World Food Day. It was first established in 1979 through a resolution passed by the member countries of the Food and Agricultural Organization...
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September 26, 2011
More efficient wind turbine designs, improved detection of blood clots, enhanced fresh water collection methods, more durable flight recorders in airplanes. What could all of these thin...
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September 12, 2011
If you’ve never experienced them you can count yourself among the lucky, but if you have had the misfortune of encountering them, then you are familiar with the havoc they can wre...
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