Jillian Bell

Senior Writer

Jillian writes for CBCNews.ca. Her work has previously appeared in The Globe and Mail, Metro and Chatelaine.

Latest from Jillian Bell

Got 10 minutes? Here's how to give your memory a boost in the time it would take to grab a coffee

A small new study finds a short walk or yoga session could immediately improve memory function.

Oktoberfest in Munich kicks off 183rd year

Tourists from around the world flock to Munich to celebrate Oktoberfest.

Bernie Sanders supporters rally at Democratic National Convention

Supporters of Hillary Clinton's former rival, Bernie Sanders, converged Sunday in Philadelphia, the site of this week's Democratic National Convention.

Victoria Beckham kisses daughter on the lips, Instagram users flip out

Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham sparked online debate this week when she posted a picture of herself kissing her five-year-old daughter, Harper, on the mouth.

Underwear model Teresa May mistaken for U.K.'s prime minister-designate

Over the past few weeks, not-so-news-savvy British Twitter users have bombarded underwear model Teresa May with political commentary and congratulations for becoming prime minister.

David Cameron (literally) hums a song of relief after announcing resignation

Maybe David Cameron could have done a better job of hiding his relief after announcing he would be replaced by a successor by Wednesday.

NASA's Juno could help us understand origins of solar system

Juno has the potential to answer questions that have been plaguing the scientific community for decades.

NASA's Juno snaps its 1st picture of Jupiter and its moons

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has sent its first photograph of Jupiter back to Earth.

Office shoe company reminds women to shave their legs, sparks debate

The Office shoe brand has unintentionally sparked a debate about beauty standards.

Canadian Space Agency contractor puts rovers to work on Earth

The latest application of space technology on Earth is a rover that can be adapted for use in industries ranging from from firefighting to agriculture.

Tiny coffin containing fetus shows ancient Egyptians valued unborn: expert

Using cutting-edge imaging techniques, the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England, has discovered that a small coffin holds what was a fetus at just 16 to 18 weeks gestation.

SpaceX could send craft to Mars by 2018

Private spaceflight company SpaceX has announced via Twitter that it plans to send one of its unmanned Dragon spacecraft to Mars by as soon as 2018.

Industrial Revolution strongly tied to earlier thaws, later freezes: study

Researchers from York University and the University of Wisconsin looked to 600-year-old data to compare levels of climate change before and after the Industrial Revolution.

Fertilized human egg emits microscopic flash of light

When you meet someone who ignites your passion, it can feel like fireworks are going off. New research by Northwestern University researchers, published in the journal Scientific Reports, shows that when human sperm meets an egg, it can also set off sparks.

Spotify hacked? Users report strange behaviour on their accounts

A growing number of Spotify users from around the world are saying their accounts have been hacked, something the music streaming service adamantly denies.