science

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…


Space briefs

Made of the right stuff NASA closed its call for applications for astronaut candidates on Feb. 18, receiving an unprecedented 18,300 applications. The agency opened…


Finding the ripples in space-time

On Feb. 11, researchers from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) announced in a press conference that they have observed gravitational waves. A corresponding…




Entering the deep freeze

Getting from point A to point B has never been easier. With a push of a button and a turn of a key, you’re barrelling…


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…




The science of a broken heart

Heartbreak is a nearly inevitable part of life. Almost everyone at some point, for some reason or another, will experience deep grief over the end…