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Consider the following scenario… It’s a beautiful day, and you’re walking along the trolley tracks. Suddenly, you hear calls for help and notice there are five people tied up on the tracks just ahead! A trolley is bearing...
Want to impress your friends with your arithmetic skills? Here's a list of simple math tricks you can use on a daily basis. Some are even practical - who said you'd never use what you learned in school? For most...
Yesterday, a respected doctor took a video of an unidentified flying object over the skies of Montreal (more specifically, over the Cavendish Mall). The headlines were typical for this type of story: “UFOs in Montreal? Strange sights reported: Doctor among witnesses...
This past summer, the flood waters from tropical storm Agatha caused a massive sinkhole to finally collapse and expose itself in Guatemala.  The hole is a startling 30 stories deep, and 60 feet (18 metres) wide.  When I originally...
Two new dinosaur species were discovered, and boy-oh-boy, are they strange ones. The artist’s rendering to the left shows the two new dinosaur species — Utahceratops gettyi (top) and Kosmoceratops richardsoni — discovered in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument of...
Recently, I was watching the Biography Channel and saw an ad for a show called Celebrity Ghost Stories.  This is a show, where Class A celebrities, like the bald guy who was Carrie's friend in the show Sex and...
It still astonishes me when I hear that nearly eradicated diseases are making a comeback in industrialized nations where the diseases and their symptoms can be almost entirely avoided.  Whooping cough, featured in a previous article, is one of...

How Do The Seasons Work?

What makes the seasons change and how do they work?  With September upon us, the days are getting noticeably shorter, the nights cooler, and winter is only three short months away. A common misconception is that we are closest to...
I've often wondered how I can promote science and critical thought, while advancing skepticism. This blog is a result of that question:  I wanted to "show off" the beauty of the natural world, without having to invoke the paranormal...
My latest trip to the cottage, located near Haliburton, Ontario, yielded a handful of images of various insects. Unfortunately, except for the carpenter ants (which I am very familiar with, as I lay siege to their nest in my...