plants

The fascinating compounds of plants

Members of the plant kingdom make hundreds of thousands of molecules called secondary metabolites. These compounds aren’t crucial for life, but are instead used for…


Leafing creatively

Winnipeg artist and photographer Joel Penner has created a unique art and science project that creatively showcases the concepts of life and death via artistic…


Foraging for food

We all have to eat; we might as well eat well. Eating well can be more than a strict fixation on carbs, sugars, gluten, or…




Science briefs

Moss at the centre of ice-age?; $4-million donation to the University of Manitoba’s engineering faculty; No one suspects…the butterfly