Robert Carlyle has been a stripper, a psychopath, and Rumpelstiltskin. Now he’s a man of science in ‘War of the Worlds’

Robert Carlyle has been a stripper, a psychopath, and Rumpelstiltskin. Now he’s a man of science in ‘War of the Worlds’

When Robert Carlyle was a teenager, a friend’s father had a record album he became entranced with: “Musical Version of the War of the Worlds” by Jeff Wayne. “We’d sit and listen to this over and over again,” the Scottish actor recalled in a phone interview. “I was kind of enthralled by the story.” And […]

NASA’s newest planet hunter discovers three worlds

NASA’s newest planet hunter discovers three worlds

< ?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"??????> NASA’s newest planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), has discovered three new worlds — one slightly larger than Earth and two of a type not found in our solar system — orbiting a nearby star. The planets straddle an observed gap in the sizes of known planets and promise […]

Canadian teen Maggie MacNeil wins shocking gold at swimming worlds

Canadian teen Maggie MacNeil wins shocking gold at swimming worlds

Maggie MacNeil of London, Ont., knocked off three-time world champion and defending Olympic gold medallist Sarah Sjostrom to win the women’s 100-metre butterfly, posting a Canadian-record time of 55.83 seconds at the world aquatics championships on Monday. Early on, Sjostrom was nearly one second ahead of MacNeil, who was fifth, but the Canadian took charge and caught the reigning […]

Sidney Crosby says he won't join Team Canada for worlds

Sidney Crosby says he won't join Team Canada for worlds

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby says he won’t join Team Canada for the world championships in Slovakia in May. After the Penguins were swept out of the first round of the NHL playoffs by the New York Islanders, Crosby said he would use the longer-than-usual off-season to rest some nagging injuries. “As you get older […]

World’s oldest known drawing found in African cave

World’s oldest known drawing found in African cave

It looks a bit like a hashtag, but it’s 73,000 years old. And scientists say this tiny sketch found in a South African cave is the oldest known drawing by humans. It’s not the earliest deliberate design; some abstract engravings are far older. But the drawing shows early humans in southern Africa could produce designs […]

7 simple lessons from the world’s greatest Uber driver

7 simple lessons from the world’s greatest Uber driver

Do you Uber? I’m a bit addicted myself. I think I’ve probably taken an Uber two or three times a day for the past couple years. And every time, I idly check the driver’s rating and number of rides. 4.5? Get ready for loud GPS directions and a couple missed turns. 4.7? Messy trunk with […]

A familiar Canadian basketball team about to begin march to the worlds

A familiar Canadian basketball team about to begin march to the worlds

We’re about to see some of the benefits to Canada Basketball’s devotion to its age-group developmental programs while also catching up with some old, familiar names that you once again should start paying attention to. The senior women’s team – the gold standard for the national organization for more than the last decade – takes […]

Canada’s Pickrem proud, emotional after bronze at swimming worlds

Sydney Pickrem gave Canada its second individual podium finish of the world aquatics championships on the last day of the event in Budapest, Hungary, on Sunday..  Pickrem took bronze in the women’s 400-metre individual medley, using a strong final 100m to push for the podium with a personal best time of four minutes, 32.88 seconds — the second fastest in Canadian history.  […]

Watch Kylie Masse swim for another medal at worlds

Click on the video player above now to watch live swimming action from the the FINA World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Canada will compete for a medal in the mixed 4×100-metre medley relay final. The Canadian team posted the third-fastest time in the heats and will add Kylie Masse for the final after she skipped the heats while […]