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Tag Archives: University of Toronto

• Beer-mating beetle study shortlisted for Ig Nobel Prize

Beer-mating beetle study shortlisted for Ig Nobel Prize

  A paper on beer bottle-mating beetles was the toast of the Ig Nobel Prizes, which honour research tickling both the brain and the funny bone.   Research co-authored by University of Toronto professor Darryl Gwynne and his Australian colleague David Rentz was the winner in the biology category. The awards ceremony was held at […]

• The Mystery of the Canadian Whisky Fungus

The Mystery of the Canadian Whisky Fungus

The air outside a distillery warehouse smells like witch hazel and spices, with notes of candied fruit and vanilla—warm and tangy- mellow. It’s the aroma of fresh cookies cooling in the kitchen while a fancy cocktail party gets out of hand in the living room. James Scott encountered that scent for the first time a […]