In memory of the souls who lost their lives aboard First Air Flight 6560 in Resolute Bay, Nunavut

August 20, 2013, marks two years since First Air Flight 6560 crashed into a hill near Resolute Bay, killing 12 of the 15 people on board. The passenger-cargo convertible Boeing 737 was flying from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, to Resolute Bay, Nunavut.  One report states that [...]

By |2013-08-20T09:48:28-07:00August 20, 2013|Airplane crash, Arctic, Aviation, Canada, Science|1 Comment

Books, pens, and a strong will are the most powerful weapons when it comes to winning the global literacy battle

  “Our books and our pens are the most powerful weapons,” says Malala Yousafza. After I listened to 16-year-old education campaigner Malala Yousafzai’s speech at the United Nations in New York today (July 12, 2013), I could not help thinking about the Shafia girls and [...]

By |2013-07-24T12:23:53-07:00July 12, 2013|Afghanistan, Education, Gender, Honour killings, Literacy|1 Comment

The Enigma of the Bosnian Pyramids

I was in a coffee shop in Sarajevo in 2007, when I first heard about the Bosnian pyramids, situated in the nearby town of Visoko. There were no pyramidologists in the area at the time. I decided to investigate and went to Visoko. I made [...]

By |2013-02-21T02:43:32-08:00February 19, 2013|Bosnia|1 Comment

Polar Pilots

Flying Pole to Pole Polar pilots are unique members of the human species. Take for example, the Kenn Borek Air family. I first encountered a small group of these fearless and entertaining pilots at the Airport Hotel in Resolute Bay, Nunavut, in April 2011. (Resolute [...]

By |2013-04-18T23:35:54-07:00February 18, 2013|Arctic, Canada, Science|1 Comment
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