science

U of M gains seat in NSERC

Digvir Jayas, the University of Manitoba’s vice president (research and international) has recently been appointed to the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada…


The spread of superbugs

Researchers from Newcastle University, U.K., and the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, recently shed light on a growing health concern. Published in the journal Environmental…


‘Science and the Climate’

As part of the 30th annual Political Studies Students’ Conference (PSSC), on Jan. 30 a panel of scientists gave a lecture titled “Science and Climate…




Time’s arrow: the Sokal hoax

In 1996, New York University physics professor Alan Sokal tried an experiment: he wrote an article satirizing deconstructionist philosophy and its abuses of scientific terminology,…


The end of a world

We know that in about five billion years our sun will expand and destroy Earth. The question is, do we know what kind of changes…


The science of music

It is said that music has a much more precise vocabulary for describing its objects than any other art. This allows us to talk scientifically…



The sounds of silence

The battle between sound and silence rages in many corners of our world – from the sharp glares in libraries, to heated discussions, pleas, and…