Brian Hauri

The age of things

Two hundred kilometers north of Winnipeg is Nopiming Provincial Park, a place full of backwater camping and hiking trails, and, as it happens, precambrian rocks…


Love hurts

Imagine you’re out for a walk in the woods and you happen upon an attractive mate; after copulation, your partner promptly bites your head off…


Love is in the air

“This stuff is like catnip. Too many women come after me [ . . . ] I am looking for a woman my own age,…



Prediction is the best medicine

The recent devastation in Haiti has reminded us once again of the powerful natural forces at work all around us. Beneath our feet is a…


Plasma Rockets

It’s been 38 years since humans last stepped foot on a planet other than this pale blue dot. Now, with new technology being developed at…


Quantum computing

Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Byron Southern, a theoretical physicist and professor of quantum mechanics at the University of Manitoba. With a…