Mar 6, 2013

Science versus democracy

The politics of science have to be re-thought -- that is, we should not assume that the link between scientific method, epistemology and political implementation is pre-determined.
Jan 25, 2013
Photo: Edna Chan/The McGill Daily

From quarks to quirk: A critical look at science journalism

Shannon Palus
Anqi Zhang
There is one thing about the impact of science that we know for certain: it's messy, it's nuanced, it's hard to pin down. That's why accurate, sensible and accessible science journalism is important.
Oct 4, 2012

Stephen Harper vs. science

The Conservative government has cut funding to scientific research institutions and programs. At the same time, it is trying to prevent the flow of information about science into the public sphere.
Aug 23, 2012

Todd Akin: Legitimate what?

Bernadette Wagner
Recent commentary by right wingers in the U.S. comes up against recent research in Canada.
Jul 15, 2012
Science: Even a caveman can get it!

Politics, science . . . coincidence?

John Bennett
There are many coincidences in life. Every day -- in a world with billions of things happening -- there are bound to be events that just seem to be related.
Mar 6, 2012

Lack of science and consultation on Bill C-10

Sonya Nigam
Quebec's objection to Bill C-10 is based on a lack of science to support the bill's changes to the youth justice system and on social and cultural values about how young offenders should be treated.
Feb 22, 2012

Documents strike at heart of denial machine

David Suzuki
The Heartland Institute cheered the hack and release of emails from climate scientists; it's not so pleased now that the tables have been turned.
Feb 3, 2012

David Suzuki on the benefits of science literacy

David Suzuki
Many people don't understand how science works -- its limitations as well as its benefits. This has led to confusion over issues that could have a profound effect on society.
Dec 19, 2011
Needs No Introduction

Women in science and engineering

Needs No Introduction
An interview with Annemieke Farenhorst, the University of Manitoba professor who has just been named the NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering (prairie region).
Nov 9, 2011

Canada Food Guide in need of an overhaul

The United States recently brought out a new guide for its citizens called the Food Plate. Bill Jeffery says it's more intuitive and healthier than what we have in Canada.
Book Review
Aug 18, 2011

Life in counterpoint

Cara Waterfall
Science and poetry dovetail in Anne Simpson's latest collection, Is, in which she meditates on what it means to be human.
Mar 23, 2011

Interview: David Suzuki at 75

Joseph Roberts
The veteran environmentalist is emphatic: 'So long as we cling to this economic system, I don't see any way out of it. As you said, it's this economic drive that is just trashing the planet.'


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