May 2015


Team Canada for the 2015 Women’s FIFA World Cup. (Photo courtesy FIFA.)
May 29 2015

World Cup Win for Canada?

The FIFA Women’s World Cup kicks off June 6. It’s a month of the best women’s soccer, and Canada gets a front row seat. We’re hosting the tournament. Canada and 23 other countries compete in six cities, from coast to coast. Host countries play…


Woodcut showing a physician at the patient's bedside, taking his pulse and examining urine. [M. Silvaticus, Opus pandectarum medicine, Pavia, B. de Garaldis, 1521, title page verso.  Image via Wikimedia Commons.]
May 22 2015

Medieval Superbug Killer

In the Middle Ages, germs were deadly. An infected finger could mean losing your hand. Strep throat could kill you. The life-saving discovery of penicillin was a millennium away. But scientists believe a medieval healer brewed a remedy that kills more germs than…


Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William smile as they carry their newborn baby princess from St. Mary's Hospital in London on May 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
May 15 2015

What a Princess!

A brand-new princess joined the Royal Family May 2. The world heard it first on Twitter. Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a daughter at 8:34 am. The baby weighs 8lbs 3oz. #WelcomeToTheFamily Two palace footmen posted the royal birth…


Local people and soldiers inspect debris of destroyed buildings after a powerful earthquake hit Kathmandu, Nepal on April 26, 2015. (Photo by Sunil Pradhan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
May 08 2015


It was a nightmare waiting to happen. Nepal was overdue for a big earthquake. Two pieces of the Earth’s crust were on a collision course. No one could predict exactly when the earthquake would strike the small South Asian nation. It happened April 25, a few minutes…


FILE -- In this 2011 photo, a boat loaded with migrants is spotted at sea off Lampedusa, Italy. (AP Photo/Antonello Nusca, File)
May 01 2015

Dying to Get There

On April 19, 850 migrants left Libya on a fishing ship bound for Italy. They were seeking a new life in Europe. Instead, they found disaster. Off the coast of Libya, the fishing trawler ran into trouble. The captain sent a distress call. A Portuguese merchant ship sped…