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

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December 2012

Infographic: Games, an inventive history

Infographic: Games, an inventive history

The amazing number of games that people have created demontrate the ingenuity of inventiveness that human possess. This week, with InSight, learn more about games and toys.


Six feet under: teeming with life!

Six feet under: teeming with life!

The surface of our planet is much more than a simple layer of earth. This week, with InSight, find out more about the life that is teeming underground.


November 2012

The benefits of exercise

The benefits of exercise

Physical activity is essential to maintain good health. This week, with InSight, learn more about the benefits of exercise.


Indigestion: consequence of an overload!

Indigestion: consequence of an overload!

Bloating, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain are symptoms of difficult digestion. This week, with InSight, learn more about indigestion.


Species classification

Species classification

The Linnaean system is used to classify living things according to how they are related. This week, with InSight, learn more about the classification of species.


Infographic: Sound

Infographic: Sound

The human ear can detect almost 400,000 sounds. This week, with InSight, learn more about how sounds are perceived.


Breast cancer treatment

Breast cancer treatment

The number of women dying of breast cancer is decreasing. This week, with InSight, learn more about the treatments for this disease.


October 2012

Breast cancer

Breast cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This week, with InSight, learn more about this cancer that will affect 1 woman in 9.


Floods and droughts

Floods and droughts

Source of life, water can also cause destruction. This week, InSight, learn more about the floods and droughts.


Diabetes

Diabetes

Diabetes is increasing in industrialized countries and is the fifth cause of death. This week, with InSight, learn more about this chronic disease.


Infographic: The origins of foods

Infographic: The origins of foods

Our diet abounds in tasty tales. This week, with InSight, discover the origins of foods such as potato chips, butter and ketchup.


September 2012

Solar phenomena.

Solar phenomena.

Polar auroras and solar eclipses are astonishing and impressive sights. This week, with InSight, learn more about these solar phenomena.


Infectious diseases in children (2d part)

Infectious diseases in children (2d part)

Fifth disease, rubella, mumps, whoopin cough and epiglottitis are infectious diseases that occur frequently in children. This week, with InSight, learn more about it.


August 2012

The deserts of Asia and Australia: legendary!

The deserts of Asia and Australia: legendary!

Camels, kangaroos and scenery from the Arabian Nights... This week, with InSight, discover the wildlife of the Asian and Australian deserts.


Infographic: Blood's long journey

Infographic: Blood's long journey

Circulatory system is a network of 150,000 km. This week, with InSight, discover blood's long journey.


Infectious diseases in children

Infectious diseases in children

Chicken pox, measles, roseola infantum and scarlet fever are contagious diseases that occur frequently in children. This week, with InSight, learn more about infectious diseases in children.


Geysers: when the Earth spits water

Geysers: when the Earth spits water

Geysers are hot springs resulting from volcanic activity. This week, with InSight, discover this impressive geological phenomenon.


Nutrients: essential to good health! <br/>(2nd part)

Nutrients: essential to good health!
(2nd part)

Proteins, minerals and antioxidants are essential elements, particularly for athletes. This week, with InSight, learn more about these nutrients.


July 2012

Nutrients: essential to good health!

Nutrients: essential to good health!

Achieving Olympian feats requires a balanced diet. This week, with InSight, learn more about carbohydrates, fats and vitamins.


Travel health — prevention over cure

Travel health — prevention over cure

To prevent a dream trip from becoming a nightmare, planning should take health risks into account. This week, with Insight, learn more about travel health.


Earth—the exceptional blue planet

Earth—the exceptional blue planet

Earth is a rocky planet, yet two thirds of it consists of water. This week, with InSight, learn more about the blue planet.


Ametropia: when vision is blurred

Ametropia: when vision is blurred

Sight is the most developed sense in humans, and that is why refractive errors are often very disturbing. This week, with InSight, learn more about these vision problems.


June 2012

Burnouts: when your job burns you out

Burnouts: when your job burns you out

As we approach the summer holidays, the risk of work exhaustion, a problem often understated, gets more important. This week, with InSight, find out more about burnouts.


The menstrual cycle or the circle of life

The menstrual cycle or the circle of life

With each menstrual cycle, the uterus prepares for a possible pregnancy. This week with InSight, learn more about this physiological phenomenon.


The deserts of the Americas and Africa

The deserts of the Americas and Africa

June 17 is World Day to Combat desertification and drought. This week, with InSight, learn more about the fauna and flora of desert environments.


Shore fauna: vulnerable but tough!

Shore fauna: vulnerable but tough!

World Oceans Day, June 8, reminds us of the fragility of the marine world. This week, with InSight, learn more about the wildlife that inhabits shores.


May 2012

Deserts: where Mother Nature is queen

Deserts: where Mother Nature is queen

Deserts account for about 30 percent of the planet land mass. This week, with InSight, learn more about these arid and inhospitable zones.


Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis

May 30 is World Multiple Sclerosis Day. This week, with InSight, learn more about this degenerative disease.


The solar system

The solar system

The solar system consists of planets, moons and celestial objects in orbit around the Sun. This week, with InSight, explore our own little corner of the universe.


Sleep apnea: when snoring is dangerous

Sleep apnea: when snoring is dangerous

Snoring can be a symptom of sleep apnea. This week, with InSight, learn how to detect this serious disorder.


Cancer: causes and prevention

Cancer: causes and prevention

In Western countries, cancer is responsible for approximately one in four deaths. This week, with InSight, dicover its causes and how to lower the risks of developing it.


April 2012

Hail: when the sky is falling

Hail: when the sky is falling

In temperate zones, hailstorms often occur during the spring and summer months. This week, with InSight, discover this destructive meteorological phenomenon.


Sources of pollution

Sources of pollution

On April 22, Earth day is celebrated worldwide. This week, with InSight, increase your awareness of the common causes of pollution.


Pervasive developmental disorder

Pervasive developmental disorder

In Quebec, April is Autism Awareness Month. This week, with InSight, learn more about pervasive developmental disorder.


 Thunder and lightning: <br/>a sound and light show

Thunder and lightning:
a sound and light show

Lightning and thunder are impressive phenomena typical of a thunderstorm. This week, with InSight, learn more about these electrifying events.


March 2012

Strokes: preventing and detecting them

Strokes: preventing and detecting them

Strokes are one of the leading causes of death. This week, with InSight, learn how to prevent and detect them.


The phenomenon of the seasons

The phenomenon of the seasons

The beginning of spring is marked by an equinox, while the transition to summer occurs after a solstice. This week, with InSight, learn more about the phenomenon of the seasons.


Sleep disorders

Sleep disorders

Insomnia, sleepwalking and night terrors are common afflictions. This week, with InSight, learn more about these sleep disorders.


Earth: a rocky planet

Earth: a rocky planet

Terrestrial rocks are the result of long cycles of transformations. This week, with InSight, discover their origin and diversity.


Preventing and relieving backache

Preventing and relieving backache

One out of two people will suffer from a backache at some point in their life. This week, with InSight, discover how to prevent and relieve these pains.


February 2012

Ear pain: Beware of otitis!

Ear pain: Beware of otitis!

Certain respiratory infections can evolve into otitis. This week, with InSight, learn more about these inflammations of the ear.


Minerals and precious stones: Earth’s jewels

Minerals and precious stones: Earth’s jewels

Ground rocks conceal more than 3,500 kinds of minerals and precious stones. This week, with InSight, discover Earth's true jewels. 


Cavities: when sugar attacks teeth

Cavities: when sugar attacks teeth

Nourished by sugars, bacteria from the dental plaque can attack hard tissues of the thooth. This week, with Insight, learn more about cavities.


The coral reefs: a rainbow-colored world

The coral reefs: a rainbow-colored world

Coral reefs are inhabited by an astonishing diversity of species. This week, with InSight, discover these multicolored worlds.


January 2012

Respiratory infections: <br/>beware of complications!

Respiratory infections:
beware of complications!


Respiratory infections are very common in winter. This week, with InSight, learn how to distinguish common cold, sinusitis and sore throat.


Mountains: the top of the world

Mountains: the top of the world

Mountains are Earth’s highest land features. This week, with InSight, discover the summits of the world.


Stress control

Stress control

To maintain good health, kick off this new year stress-free! This week, with InSight, learn how to control your stress level.


Islands, treasure chests of biodiversity

Islands, treasure chests of biodiversity

Islands are isolated territories often inhabited by rare and unique species. Discover some of them with this week's InSight.