Astronaut nearly drowned — in space!

Luca Parmitano, Italy’s first spacewalker,  apparently nearly drowned  —  while  he was in the middle […]

Christine Stevens’ Lego leg

Wow!  Just wow! When clinical occupational therapist Christine Stevens was changing the brakes on her […]

Canadian forces — who says you can’t turn back the clock?

Canadian defence minister Peter ‘Top Gun’ MacKay says the army will henceforth use the Maple […]

Emergency! Bees need help!

It’s an apparently innocuous term:  colony collapse.  But what it means is ‘Death to Bees’ […]

Slowing down, dammit!

Hi all: From this point on, there’ll be  fewer posts than hitherto. I launched Dammit   […]

Canadiana — to be privately owned?

According to the Ottawa Ctizen, Library and Archives Canada  has brokered  a secret deal  with […]

To ‘Tweet’ has entered the English Language : and that’s official!

“The act of tweeting — that is, posting to Twitter — is now formally recognized […]

McDonald’s and plastic payments

My first post of the day  centered on the tale of  single  Pennsylvania mom Natalie […]