April 2020

Science

Apr 24 2020

Hubble Telescope: Window into a Hidden...

Look up, way up. On a clear night, the stars are spectacular. But with only your eyes, it’s hard to get a clear picture of the universe. That’s why, in 1610, Italian astronomer Galileo constructed a telescope. Suddenly sky-gazers could see much more. The planet Saturn...

Animals

Apr 17 2020

A Fine Kettle of Fish

When a landslide blocked B.C.’s Fraser River, it was a disaster for spawning salmon. Biologists were worried. If adult salmon couldn’t get past the slide, they would die without spawning. Biologists found an unusual solution. They used a stash of 20-year-old sperm to...

Health

Apr 10 2020

Leading By Example

It’s hard work leading a country during a global pandemic. Imagine what it’s like to care for three kids under 12 at the same time. That’s the challenge Prime Minister Trudeau faced last month when his wife came down with COVID-19. Sophie Gregoire Trudeau picked up the...

Health

Apr 02 2020

Keep Your Distance

The new coronavirus is giving most Canadian kids the longest spring break ever. Sounds awesome, right?  Not when it means there’s nowhere to go and no one to hang out with. No sports, theatres, shopping malls, or events. Even many parks and playgrounds are closed. What...