August 2013


Genevieve Gagne from Quebec takes to the air to place second in the long jump portion of the women heptathlon at the Canada Games on Friday, August 16, 2013 in Sherbrooke, Quebec. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)
Aug 29 2013

Good Sports

The Canadian Summer Games called in August, and young athletes listened. They were under 21 years old, and over 4,200 strong. They came from every province and territory. They came to play. And they came to win. The Canada Games come every two years, alternating...


Prince William, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, and the new royal baby, Prince George, with their dog, Lupo, in August 2013. (REX/Michael Middleton)
Aug 24 2013

A Bouncing Baby Prince

The news the world was waiting for came July 22. “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 4:24 p.m.” “IT’S A BOY!” headlined papers around the globe. It spread on Twitter at 25,000 tweets per minute. In London, church bells pealed...


Common insect food stall in Bangkok, Thailand. Counter-clockwise, from the back-left to the front: locusts, bamboo-worms, moth chrysalis, crickets, scorpions, diving beetles and giant water beetles. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons.)
Aug 15 2013

Do You Want Flies With That?

Ever eaten a bug? Not the mosquito that flew into your mouth. Not the worm you swallowed on a dare. I mean caterpillar casserole. Deep-fried grasshoppers. Beetle burgers. A United Nations report says you should. We all should. Eating insects…