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Insight \'in-,sït\ noun
■ the act or result of apprehending
the inner nature of things.

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December 2011

Winter storms: a world of snow and ice

Winter storms: a world of snow and ice

Nordic regions are often faced to impressive snow and ice falls. This week, with InSight, learn more about winter storms.


The flu – a virus that produces fever

The flu – a virus that produces fever

Fever, headaches and muscle pain often are common symptoms of the flu. This week, with InSight, learn more about this viral infection.


The Moon, our own natural satellite

The Moon, our own natural satellite

A total eclipse of the Moon will occur on Saturday, December 10th. This week, InSight sheds light on our natural satellite.


November 2011

The fauna and flora of polar regions: Arctic

The fauna and flora of polar regions: Arctic

This week, with Insight, continue your discovery of polar fauna and flora by visiting the Arctic region.


The fauna and flora of polar regions: Antarctic

The fauna and flora of polar regions: Antarctic

Polar regions are real icy deserts which however hide a varied fauna. This week, discover it with InSight


Gastroenteritis, when food makes you sick

Gastroenteritis, when food makes you sick

Winter often begins with the return of gastroenteritis. This week, with Insight, learn more about this disease.


Our knowledge of geologic time

Our knowledge of geologic time

This week, with InSight discover how geologists assess geologic time.


October 2011

A balanced diet

A balanced diet

This week, with InSight, discover the keys to a balanced diet.


Menopause

Menopause

World Menopause Day was celebrated on October 18th. This week, with InSight, learn more about the "second life of women".


Hygiene and the prevention of infections

Hygiene and the prevention of infections

Global Handwashing Day will be celebrated on October 15th. This week, with InSight, discover how hygiene can prevent infections.


Nuts and seeds

Nuts and seeds

Winter is coming, its time to stock up on dry fruits. This week, with InSight, learn more about nuts and seeds.


September 2011

Speech

Speech

Speaking is the result of a complex interaction between many parts of the body. This week, with Insight, learn more about the speech.


The food chain of living things

The food chain of living things

The organisms depend on one another in order to eat. This week, with InSight, learn more about food chain.


Cyclones, monsters of the ocean

Cyclones, monsters of the ocean

The organisms depend on one another in order to eat. This week, with InSight, learn more about food chain.


Touch Therapy

Touch Therapy

Chiropractics, osteopathy and acupuncture are therapies that need a helping hand! This week, discover touch therapies with InSight.


Corn, the sun plant

Corn, the sun plant

This week, with InSight, learn more about the only native American cereal grain… corn!


August 2011

Land meteorological station

Land meteorological station

Pyranometer, psychrometer… all these funny named instruments are used for weather forecast. This week, with InSight, learn more about land meteorological stations.


Sunburns, actual burns inflicted to the skin

Sunburns, actual burns inflicted to the skin

This week, with InSight, learn how to protect yourself from sunburns... actual burns inflicted to the skin.


The shoreline: between land and sea

The shoreline: between land and sea

Beaches, cliffs, marshes… coastal areas present varied landscapes in perpetual transformation. This week, with InSight, learn more about shorelines.


Eggplant

Eggplant

Eggplant has been cultivated for more than two millennia. This week, with InSight, discover this fruit vegetable.


July 2011

Meteorites: these stones fallen from the sky

Meteorites: these stones fallen from the sky

On Tuesday, July 19, at 5:15 a.m. local time, a meteor lit up the sky over Brittany (France). This week, with InSight, learn more about meteorites.


Asthma

Asthma

In Canada, asthma rates have quadrupled over the last 20 years. This week, with InSight, learn more about this pulmonary disease.


June 2011

Formula 1

Formula 1

Formula 1 is one of the most publicized sporting events. This week, with InSight, learn more about F1!


Heterotrophic plants: <br/>Living at the expense of others

Heterotrophic plants:
Living at the expense of others


The Visual: Some plants live at the expense of others. This week, discover them with InSight!


Neurosis

Neurosis

''Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.'' (Jung) This week, with InSight, learn more about neurosis.


Space exploration : probes and shuttles

Space exploration : probes and shuttles

Space shuttles and probes help us measure the immeasurable. This week, explore Space with InSight!


May 2011

Baseball

Baseball

Some people believe that Spring starts when the baseball season begins. This week, with InSight, learn more about this ''catchy'' sport!


A Spring detox in your plate

A Spring detox in your plate

Sun is shining, the weather is sweet... This week, InSight offers you a little Spring detox...


Childbirth

Childbirth

Many women fear the moment that precedes one of the greatest joys in life. This week, InSight demystifies childbirth.


Adolescence

Adolescence

''Few things are more satisfying than seeing your children have teenagers of their own.'' (Doug Larson) This week, with InSight, step back into adolescence!


April 2011

Learning disabilities and ADD

Learning disabilities and ADD

This week, with InSight, learn more about learning disabilities and ADD, disorders that affect respectively 10% and 5% of the population.


Take time to smell the roses: the history of <br/>perfume

Take time to smell the roses: the history of
perfume


''A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future.'' (Coco Chanel) This week, with InSight, discover the origins of perfume!


The invention of writing

The invention of writing

This week, with InSight, learn more about the invention of writing, from pictographs to the Roman alphabet.


Travel inside the ear

Travel inside the ear

''The ear is the avenue to the heart'' is a famous quote by Voltaire. This week, with InSight, learn how we perceive sound.


March 2011

The kiwi fruit: love it tender!

The kiwi fruit: love it tender!

This week, InSight gives you a foretaste of Spring with a kiwi salad recipe and all you need to know about this exotic fruit!


The beet: life in colors!

The beet: life in colors!

Beet is gaining more popularity thanks to the chefs and foodies all over the world. This week, with InSight, learn more about this colored vegetable!


The eye: a light catcher

The eye: a light catcher

Oscar Wilde said that ''beauty is in the eye of the beholder''. This week, with InSight, learn more about the human eye!


The coconut: hard head, soft heart!

The coconut: hard head, soft heart!

In India, it is used to fight many bacterial infections. This week, with InSight, rediscover the coconut.


The octopus, a cunning and clever animal !

The octopus, a cunning and clever animal !

This week, with InSight, discover the octopus, queen of camouflage and disguises!


February 2011

The spider, a web master

The spider, a web master

Spiders are the second most hated animals, after snakes. This week, InSight tells you why you should change your mind about them.


Edible mushrooms: <br/>a treat you shouldn’t fear!

Edible mushrooms:
a treat you shouldn’t fear!

Mushrooms have been associated with witchcraft. This week, InSight restores their respectability!


Judo: a sport that also trains the brain!

Judo: a sport that also trains the brain!

This week, with InSight, discover judo, a sport that gives sense to the proverb ''A healthy mind in a healthy body''!


The nervous system: more than 90,000 miles <br/>of sensations!

The nervous system: more than 90,000 miles
of sensations!

It directs the movements of the organs, interprets sensory messages and ensures psychic activity. This week, with InSight, learn more about the nervous system.


January 2011

The frog, queen of the metamorphosis

The frog, queen of the metamorphosis

Frogs live in every continent except Antartica. This week, with InSight, learn more about these fascinating amphibians.


The bee

The bee

Bees are social insects that live in extremely well organized colonies. This week, with InSight, learn more about their fascinating world


Pasta

Pasta

Italy is the largest consumer of pasta. This week, with InSight, learn more about one of the world's most popular foods.


The onion

The onion

Our grandmothers used it to make everything from quiche to home remedies. This week, with InSight, learn more about the onion