science


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…


Music for the brain

No matter where we go, music is an integral part of daily life. Despite it surrounding us completely, there is still no agreement amongst scholars…


Signifying sounds and structures

I’ve been looking for similarities between the ways we represent music and organic chemistry on paper. The answer is a stretch but the search was…



“Save our science”

During the lunch hour of Sep. 16, science supporters across Manitoba gathered outside of the University of Winnipeg for the Stand Up For Science rally….