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Friends with Benefits: The Human Microbiome

Friends with Benefits: The Human Microbiome

February 6, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friends with Benefits: The Human Microbiome From birth on, we encounter and become home to hundreds of microbial species. In fact, the 100 trillion bacterial cells inside us outnumber our cells ten to one and bring eight million bacterial genes to cohabitate with our 22,000 genes. This enormous and diverse ecosystem — the human microbiome […]

Healthy Planet, Healthy People: A Conversation with Al Gore

Healthy Planet, Healthy People: A Conversation with Al Gore

February 6, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Healthy Planet, Healthy People: A Conversation with Al Gore The Paul R. Epstein Memorial Lecture Series Presents:  Around the globe, the consequences of the climate crisis are already apparent. Temperatures are increasing, storms are becoming stronger and sea levels are rising. These profound changes are having trickle down effects across our planet—species loss is accelerating, […]

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AAAS Annual Meeting

AAAS Annual Meeting

February 14, 2013 - February 18, 2013

The Beauty and Benefits of Science The 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston will draw scientists, educators, journalists and others from around the world to the Hynes Convention Center, 14-18 February. Boston’s long tradition of attracting deep thinkers and curious minds will continue as science enthusiasts from some 60 countries gather to celebrate research that […]

Knight Science Journalism Seminar: Biomaterials and Biotechnology

Knight Science Journalism Seminar: Biomaterials and Biotechnology

February 14, 2013 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Knight Science Journalism Seminar Biomaterials and Biotechnology: From the Discovery of the First Angiogenesis Inhibitors to the Development of Controlled, Drug Delivery Systems and the Foundation of Tissue Engineering Robert Langer, David H. Koch Institute Professor, MIT

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AAAS Annual Meeting

AAAS Annual Meeting

February 14, 2013 - February 18, 2013

The Beauty and Benefits of Science The 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston will draw scientists, educators, journalists and others from around the world to the Hynes Convention Center, 14-18 February. Boston’s long tradition of attracting deep thinkers and curious minds will continue as science enthusiasts from some 60 countries gather to celebrate research that […]

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AAAS Annual Meeting

AAAS Annual Meeting

February 14, 2013 - February 18, 2013

The Beauty and Benefits of Science The 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston will draw scientists, educators, journalists and others from around the world to the Hynes Convention Center, 14-18 February. Boston’s long tradition of attracting deep thinkers and curious minds will continue as science enthusiasts from some 60 countries gather to celebrate research that […]

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AAAS Annual Meeting

AAAS Annual Meeting

February 14, 2013 - February 18, 2013

The Beauty and Benefits of Science The 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston will draw scientists, educators, journalists and others from around the world to the Hynes Convention Center, 14-18 February. Boston’s long tradition of attracting deep thinkers and curious minds will continue as science enthusiasts from some 60 countries gather to celebrate research that […]

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AAAS Annual Meeting

AAAS Annual Meeting

February 14, 2013 - February 18, 2013

The Beauty and Benefits of Science The 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston will draw scientists, educators, journalists and others from around the world to the Hynes Convention Center, 14-18 February. Boston’s long tradition of attracting deep thinkers and curious minds will continue as science enthusiasts from some 60 countries gather to celebrate research that […]

Chasing Ice

Chasing Ice

February 18, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change. But that first trip north opened his eyes to […]

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Monthly Observatory Nights: Gas Giant Mysteries

Monthly Observatory Nights: Gas Giant Mysteries

February 21, 2013 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

“Gas Giant Mysteries,” Rebekah Dawson, CfA Tonight Jupiter will rise in our sky as it has for millennia. We would never guess that its current orderly motion underwent an upheaval in the young solar system. New studies tell the tumultuous story of the giant planets, both here and in other planetary systems throughout the galaxy.

Knight Science Journalism Seminar: Why smart computers can’t pass the Turing test…yet

Knight Science Journalism Seminar: Why smart computers can’t pass the Turing test…yet

February 21, 2013 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Why smart computers can’t pass the Turing test…yet Patrick Winston, Professor, CSAIL at MIT

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Novartis Health Equity Symposium: Science and Medicine in Africa

Novartis Health Equity Symposium: Science and Medicine in Africa

February 25, 2013 @ 7:30 am - 6:30 pm

HEALTH EQUITY SYMPOSIUM: Science and Medicine in Africa It has been a long standing challenge to help the developing world to battle disease, and while examples of progress have been made, including the eradication of smallpox, and the near eradication of polio, developing nations are still disproportionately burdened by infectious diseases that devastate lives and […]

Science on Screen: Edward Scissorhands

Science on Screen: Edward Scissorhands

February 25, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Science on Screen: Edward Scissorhands Tim Burton’s richly imagined, bittersweet fantasy stars Johnny Depp as Edward, a young man assembled by an eccentric inventor (Vincent Price), who dies before he can finish his creation, leaving him with scissors in place of hands. When a kindly Avon lady named Peg comes calling at the late inventor’s […]

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Knight science Journalism Seminar: Climate Change and What it Means for Extreme Weather

Knight science Journalism Seminar: Climate Change and What it Means for Extreme Weather

February 26, 2013 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Climate Change and What it Means for Extreme Weather Kerry Emanuel, Professor of Atmospheric Science at MIT

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Jurassic Mothers from China

Jurassic Mothers from China

February 27, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

JURASSIC MOTHERS FROM CHINA Origins and Evolution of Mammals Lecture by Zhe-Xi Luo, Professor of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago Paleontologist Zhe-Xi Luo will discuss both the originations of modern mammalian biological adaptations in the deep times of the Mesozoic—dominated by the dinosaurs—and how Jurassic fossils discovered in China shed light on the […]

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Knight Science Journalism Seminar: How cooking made us human

Knight Science Journalism Seminar: How cooking made us human

February 28, 2013 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

How cooking made us human Richard Wrangham, Ruth B. Moore Prof. of Biological Anthropology

Movie Screening: Last Call at the Oasis

Movie Screening: Last Call at the Oasis

February 28, 2013 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Event Details See the Documentary LAST CALL AT THE OASIS Necessary Viewing for Anyone Who Drinks Water - IndieWire Free and Open to the Public! Join Us: Thursday February 28, 2013, 6:15 PM, Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington Street, Wellesley MA “From the company that produced An Inconvenient Truth, Food, Inc., and Waiting for ‘Superman,’ Last Call at the Oasis presents […]

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