Today, St. John’s Day, is Midsummer’s Eve

Today is June 24. It is the day of the Feast of St. John the Baptist, or St. John’s Day, celebrating the Baptist’s birth, which was traditionally thought to have been six months before the birth of Christ.
Before I say more about St. John’s Day, let m…

Authentic European dishes a hit for diners

Two young people are turning traditional European dishes, like pork schnitzel and apple strudel, into local favourites.
Julia and Victor Polowy are owners and operators of Schnitzels and Strudels North in Porcupine. This marks the second summer they ar…

Megatruck Runs on the Lightest Gas

The Big Picture features technology through the lens of photographers.
Every month, IEEE Spectrum selects the most stunning technology images recently captured by photographers around the world. We choose images that reflect an important advance, or a …