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

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December 2013

The guitar

The guitar

Did you know that with its 6 strings, the guitar makes it possible to play more than 100 notes? This week, with InSight, learn more about this musical instrument.


November 2013

The neurons: remarkable cells

The neurons: remarkable cells

Infographic: Neurons are remarkable cells. This week, with InSight, learn more about these nervous system components.


October 2013

The Eyes: windows on the world

The Eyes: windows on the world

The eyes are highly sophisticated organs. This week, with InSight, learn more about their structure and their functioning.


Metals and fossil fuels

Metals and fossil fuels

Metals and fossil fuels are the engines of economic growth. This week, with InSight, learn more about these treasures hidden deep in the rocks.


September 2013

The nervous system

The nervous system

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


The Orchestra : an amazing organization!

The Orchestra : an amazing organization!

The orchestra brings together four main families of musical instruments. This week, with InSight, discover this amazing organization.


Aquatic inhabitants of Asia and Oceania

Aquatic inhabitants of Asia and Oceania

The Asian continent has exceptional rivers and lakes. This week, with InSight, discover the wildlife of the aquatic environments of Asia and Oceania.


August 2013

Hormones: the body’s chemical messengers

Hormones: the body’s chemical messengers

Hormones are the chemical messengers of your body. This week, with InSight, learn how they work.


Infographic: the evolution of land transportation

Infographic: the evolution of land transportation

Since the invention of the wheel, the field of land transport has evolved in an amazing fashion. This week, with InSight, you will discover a moving story.


The fauna of South America's aquatic<br/> environments

The fauna of South America's aquatic
environments


Life in aquatic environments remains a delicate balance. This week, with InSight, learn more about the wildlife of this region.


July 2013

Muscle pain

Muscle pain

Myalgia frequently appears after intense and sustained muscular effort. This week, with InSight, learn more about muscle pain and how to prevent it.


Infographic: embryonic life

Infographic: embryonic life

It only takes a few weeks for a fertilized egg to be transformed into a fetus with human features. This week, with InSight, discover the stages of embryonic life.


June 2013

The fauna of aquatic environments of<br> North America

The fauna of aquatic environments of
North America

North America is a water-rich territory. This week, with InSight, discover the aquatic wildlife of this continent's different regions.


The classification of cheeses

The classification of cheeses

Cheeses come in a wide range of flavors, textures and forms. This week, with InSight, discover how they are classified.


May 2013

Infographic: The Moon

Infographic: The Moon

The moon was formed after an asteroid hit Earth. This week, with InSight, learn more about our satellite.


The fauna of the hydrothermal vents

The fauna of the hydrothermal vents

The number of creatures living in hydrothermal vents is 500 to 1,000 times higher than in the abysses. This week, with InSight, learn more about this extreme fauna.


April 2013

The heart and the cardiovascular system

The heart and the cardiovascular system

The heart is an organ that propels the blood and makes it circulate throughout all of the body’s blood vessels. This week, with InSight, discover this vital network.


Numbers and numerals: a counting story

Numbers and numerals: a counting story

People have been counting since prehistoric times. This week, with InSight, discover the story of numbers and numerals.


March 2013

Fauna of the deep sea

Fauna of the deep sea

At 1000 m below sea level, a heterogeneous fauna lives in total darkness. This week, with InSight, discover fauna of the deep waters.


The human skeleton

The human skeleton

Did you know that a bone is six times as strong as a bar of steel of the same weight? This week, with InSight, learn more about the human skeleton.


Infographic: Digestion

Infographic: Digestion

To provide essential nutritional elements, food must be digested. This week, with InSight, discover the amazing transformation of food.


Terrestrial biomes

Terrestrial biomes

Biomes are defined by a common climate. This week, with InSight, discover more about these ecozones.


February 2013

Emergency first aid

Emergency first aid

In a medical emergency, knowing the first steps to follow can prevent the worst outcome. Find out what they are this week, with InSight.


The origin of life on Earth

The origin of life on Earth

The origin of life on Earth dates back more than 3 billion years. This week, with InSight, learn more about the beginning of our story.


First aid materials and services

First aid materials and services

Having a well-stocked first aid kit allows one to deal with numerous problems. This week, with InSight, learn more about first aid materials and services.


January 2013

Infographic: Snowflakes

Infographic: Snowflakes

There are no two snowflakes alike. This week, with InSight, discover the structure of these icy jewels.


Muscle-building exercises

Muscle-building exercises

A complete exercise program includes regular sessions of muscle-building exercises. This week, with InSight, learn more about the benefits of this activity.


Endurance exercises

Endurance exercises

A complete exercise program includes regular sessions of endurance exercises. This week, with InSight, learn more about the benefits of these exercises.


Physical activity: how to avoid injuries

Physical activity: how to avoid injuries

It is important to be well prepared before an exercise and to end it well. This week, with InSight, learn more about warming up and limbering exercises.