Why scientists are mapping the fruit fly's surprisingly complex brain
It’s taken dozens of scientists to compile hundreds of pages of data about the hundreds of thousands of neurons firing between millions of synapses inside a fruit fly’s poppy seed-sized brain.
Ohio man builds giant skeleton bursting through his house for Halloween
Alan Perkins worked his fingers to all kinds of bones for Halloween this year and built a terrifyingly gigantic skeleton display.
The man behind the mask — Matt Geiler, a.k.a. Dancing Pumpkin Man — tells his story
Nebraska comedian Matt Geiler explains how he became the Halloween phenomenon in a black leotard known as "Dancing Pumpkin Man."
As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition
Oct. 26, 2021
Organizers of deadly 2017 Charlottesville, Va., rally on trial in civil lawsuit
Jury selection has begun in a civil trial against the men and groups who organized a deadly white supremacist rally in Virginia four years ago.
This Welsh man has ridden the same roller-coaster 6,000 times
When Ryan Hackett first laid eyes on the Megafobia roller-coaster in Wales, he rode it 21 times in a row. And he hasn’t stopped since.
How can Canada roll out COVID-19 vaccines in a 'child-friendly' way?
As Canada gears up to vaccinate children against COVID-19, a Toronto pediatrician wants to make sure the doses are administered “in a child-friendly way, in spaces that children feel comfortable in.”
As It Happens: The Monday Edition
Oct. 25, 2021
October 25th, 2021 Episode Transcript
Rich countries only shared 14% of COVID-19 vaccine doses promised to poorer nations: report
A coalition of human rights organizations lays the blame on pharmaceutical companies and rich countries like Canada for contributing to vaccine inequality around the world.
Saskatchewan putting lives at risk by not sending more ICU patients to Ontario, says doctor
Saskatoon's intensive care units are so overwhelmed with COVID patients that some people are being treated in a laundry room, says Dr. Hassan Masri. He's calling on the province to transfer dozens of ICU patients to Ontario for care.
As It Happens: The Friday Edition
Oct. 22, 2021
Hospital chief hopeful Nunavut will soon resume surgeries postponed during water crisis
The chief of staff at Nunavut's only hospital says he's hopeful they'll be able to resume surgeries and other postponed procedures by next week.
Moms and short people need not apply: Miss France pageant sued over eligibility rules
If you want to be crowned the epitome of "beauty and elegance" in France, you have to be unmarried, childless, at least 5-foot-5 and no older than 24. That's why a French feminist organization is suing the pageant’s production company for what it says are discriminatory hiring practices.
As It Happens: Thursday Edition
Oct. 21, 2021
Why are COVID cases spiking in the U.K., but dwindling in Japan?
André Picard, a health columnist at the Globe and Mail, has been covering COVID-19 since it first emerged, and says each government's success or failure comes down to how quickly they're willing to act, and whether the people are willing to listen.
New exhibit revives Dial-a-Poem — a free poetry hotline once investigated by the FBI
A new exhibition is reviving John Giorno's Dial-a-Poem public service. The late poet and artist created the free hotline in 1969, featuring avant garde poets like Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Amiri Baraka, and Patti Smith.
As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition
Oct. 20, 2021
October 20, 2021 Episode Transcript
Why a museum is carefully preserving a 95-year-old sandwich
A 95-year-old sandwich, believed to have belonged to daring American aviator, Clyde (Upside Down) Pangborn, has been carefully preserved by curators at a Wenatchee, Wash., museum.
As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition
Oct. 19, 2021
October 19, 2021 Episode Transcript
Polish volunteers head into the forest to help refugees stranded along Belarus border
It was only a few weeks ago when Poland's Kasia Wappa looked to her local woodlands near the Belarus border as a relaxing place to walk. But now she sees people suffering inside the forest without any food or shelter as they hide from border patrol agents on both sides.
Our entire solar system may exist inside a giant magnetic tunnel, says astrophysicist
You and everyone know you live inside a massive magnetic tunnel, according to new research from the University of Toronto.
Slain U.K. MP David Amess remembered as a 'kind, gentle man' with a zest for life
You'd be hard pressed to find anyone from any political party with a bad word to say about David Amess, says his friend and colleague Pauline Latham.