Tom Ingram

Moon-mapping

NASA’s latest Discovery mission has entered orbit around the moon. The Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral on Sept. 10,…


Conservation conversation

A draft has been released of a new plan to conserve boreal woodland caribou in eastern Manitoba, and the public has been invited to weigh-in…


‘It’s over’

A controversial 2009 paper that linked a mouse retrovirus to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) has been through dozens of criticisms and a partial retraction. Now,…


Efficient altruism

The other day I was walking around campus when I passed a pink fire truck. It was, of course, related to some kind of breast…


Tenofovir troubles

Just weeks after research on tenofovir gel, a preventative HIV treatment for women, won a prize from the African Academy of Sciences — as reported…


Hostile environment

Two years after a series of controversial emails between climate scientists were released by an anonymous source, a second set of more than 5,000 messages…


Bird’s eye view

As new research demonstrates how an artificially mutated a strain of avian influenza can spread in at unprecedented rates in ferrets — and possibly humans…


Up to speed

The team of European scientists who reported evidence of neutrinos moving faster than light in September have tentatively confirmed the result in another experiment. The…


Battle of wits

What will the wars of the future look like? That’s the question posed by a recent issue of the journal Synesis, centred on the theme…


HIV breakthrough

A South African husband and wife team have won the first-ever Olusegun Obasanjo Prize for their work on a microbicide gel that significantly reduces the…