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Looking for Signs of Evolution: Bees, Butterflies & Bacteria

Looking for Signs of Evolution: Bees, Butterflies & Bacteria

January 11, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Looking for Signs of Evolution: Bees, Butterflies & Bacteria Naomi Pierce will lecture on the behavioral ecology of species interactions, such as insect/host plant associations, and the life history, evolution, and systematic studies of butterflies and other insects. Part of the Evolution Matters Lecture Series, featuring scientists from Harvard and around the world who are […]

Monthly Observatory Night: Explosive Universe

Monthly Observatory Night: Explosive Universe

January 11, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Explosive Universe,” Edo Berger, CfA A gamma-ray burst represents Nature’s biggest explosion since the Big Bang. First spotted by satellites hunting for Earthly nuclear blasts, gamma-ray bursts pump out more energy than our Sun will in its entire life. Discover the history of these mega-blasts and how astronomers use them to peer to the edge […]

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Plants, The First Three Billion Years: A Reflection on the Nature of Evolutionary History

Plants, The First Three Billion Years: A Reflection on the Nature of Evolutionary History

January 14, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Plants, The First Three Billion Years: A Reflection on the Nature of Evolutionary History Plant biodiversity. How did it all begin? And what are some of the key evolutionary twists and turns that have deposited us into a world teaming with photosynthetic life? Join us as we explore how lunch for a unicellular organism inadvertently […]

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The Eastern Oyster: An Iconic Fishery and Valuable Habitat

The Eastern Oyster: An Iconic Fishery and Valuable Habitat

January 15, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

…with biology professor, Jon Grabowski. Visit this College of Science page for more info.

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Beyond the Telescope: Searching for Near-Earth Asteroids

Beyond the Telescope: Searching for Near-Earth Asteroids

January 24, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Beyond the Telescope: Searching for Near-Earth Asteroids Our planet’s history is one of near misses and direct hits. Past scars tell of many devastating impacts, some of which nearly snuffed out life on Earth. How much of a threat does an asteroid impact pose today? Join Timothy Spahr, PhD, as he examines impact events of […]

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Rushmore: With Steven Schlozman, MD

Rushmore: With Steven Schlozman, MD

January 28, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Science on Screen: Rushmore Wes Anderson (Bottle Rocket, The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom) brings wit and emotional depth to this offbeat coming-of-age tale chronicling a year in the life of wunderkind Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman), a tenth-grade scholarship student at posh Rushmore Academy. Max is Rushmore’s least scholarly pupil, but also its most extracurricular. He’s […]

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Global Gametes: Reproductive Tourism and Islamic Bioethics in the High-tech Middle East

Global Gametes: Reproductive Tourism and Islamic Bioethics in the High-tech Middle East

January 29, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Global Gametes: Reproductive Tourism and Islamic Bioethics in the High-tech Middle East Marcia C. Inhorn, William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs, Yale University, will discuss her research interests revolving around science and technology studies (STS), gender and feminist theory (including masculinity studies), religion and bioethics, globalization and global health, cultures of […]

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The Biofilm Question

The Biofilm Question

January 30, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

INNOVATIONS IN HUMAN HEALTH: THE BIOFILM QUESTION During the last thirty years, medical researchers have identified startling new facts of how bacteria survive in nature, man and beast. We humans depend on biofilm communities, the predominant microbiological life form, but they sometimes work against us by contributing to chronic disease. So how do we keep […]

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