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The uncertain future of antibiotics

A major problem today is the prospect of antibiotic resistance. With growing cases of superbugs appearing and the difficulty associated with creating new antibiotics and…



The Internet of things

You wake up this morning, head through your apartment door and without having to do anything your car responds to your impending arrival and starts,…


Male birth control is coming

Researchers working on a contraceptive pill for men have come closer to a final product, according to scientists in a report published by the University…


Happy birthday David Suzuki

World-renowned Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki celebrates his 80th birthday this week. In his decades working as an academic, public broadcaster, and science communicator, Suzuki has…


Life after biofuel production

When the Manitoban last talked to biosystems engineering professor David Levin, he was working on a project to create biofuels like ethanol and hydrogen from…


Science briefs: insect updates

In the world of insect science, some interesting news has surfaced regarding beekeepers using bees to create cannabis honey, the use of an app to…


Alcohol intolerance

Most individuals drink alcohol and experience a rather balanced mix of pleasant and unpleasant effects. However, some individuals have alcohol intolerance – colloquially known as…