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Monthly Archives: April 2011
It’s Saturday morning, and a dozen post-middle-aged nine-to-fivers cluster in front of a small wooden table inside Al-Habib Supermarket. A woman at the back of the line balances an armful of powdered milk as she steadily taps her foot against … Continue reading
A gene linked to premature births has been discovered by scientists in the US and Finland. The researchers hope their study, published in PLoS Genetics, could eventually lead to a test for women at risk of a pre-term birth. In the … Continue reading
Everyone’s favourite summertime street prepares for flip flops and flower baskets. A tourist hot-spot, historically quaint Main Street, in Unionville, is warming up its famous charm. This video was filmed and edited by yours truly.
Charlie’s FreeWheels is a new educational bike shop on Queen St East in Toronto. The sustainable store’s programs support cycling as a viable and affordable mode of transportation and physical activity for youth. By providing them with the opportunity to … Continue reading
A jealous Chinese man is accused of attacking his wife and tattooing “degrading” onto her face after suspecting she had an affair. The scandal, which has apparently gone viral on Chinese sites, was loosely translated into English on the China … Continue reading
Nearly a month after Japan’s nuclear accident, atomic experts and politicians puzzle over a simple question: What danger does the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant still pose? Some areas are still too radioactive for workers to approach. Meanwhile, Japanese reports conflict … Continue reading