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Retrobituaries: The Great Farini, Canada's Most Fascinating Man

Don Rauf

For William Leonard Hunt, life was a high wire act.

9 Ways to Sneak Physical Activity Into Your Daily Routine

Kirstin Fawcett

Make the most of your limited hours with these creative fitness tips.

The First TV Commercial Aired 75 Years Ago Today

Jake Rossen

And it was mercifully brief.

AI Achieves Near-Human Detection of Breast Cancer

Jordan Rosenfeld

When the AI's interpretation was combined with human assessments, the cancer detection accuracy rate approached 100 percent.

Oxford English Dictionary Adds ‘ROFL’ and ‘Scooby Snacks’

Shaunacy Ferro

1000 new words were added in this latest update.

Philadelphia's Brilliant New Crime Deterrent: Glow-in-the-Dark Murals

Kirstin Fawcett

You can check out "Electric Street," by artists David Guinn and Drew Billiau, on Percy Street in South Philadelphia.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

News stories that fall outside the norm.

7 Inventions That Sprang from World War I

Presented by Boeing.

Black Mike Winage, the Most Determined Prospector in the Klondike

Meg Van Huygen

He managed to strike a bonanza six decades after the Gold Rush ended.

Today's Amazon Deals You Need to See

Smart Shopping Team

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, July 1.

Learn Cree For 'Wi-Fi' And 'Tim Horton's' With New Book

Arika Okrent

The book grew out of a "Cree word of the day" project on Facebook.

This Reinvented Wheel Allows Cars to Drive Sideways

Michele Debczak

This could make parallel parking a lot easier.

8 Mythical Canadian Monsters

Meg Van Huygen

It's still largely a vast and wild place, so it should come as no surprise that Canada has its very own pantheon of legendary beasts.

A Brief History of Poutine

Sean Hutchinson

Walk down a street after a hard night of drinking in Montréal and you’d be hard-pressed not seeing someone gorging themselves on poutine, a high-calorie classic staple of Québécois casse-croûtes—or “g

Tracing the Obscure Trail of the Nanaimo Bar, Canada’s Favorite Confection

Meg Van Huygen

They're the pride of Canada’s dessert case. But did they really come from their namesake city?

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