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May 2013
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Sustaining Coastal Cities Conference

May 23, 2013 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Northeastern University, Curry Student Center Ballroom,
360 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02120 United States
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Sustaining Coastal Cities Conference The College of Science at Northeastern University is hosting “Sustaining Coastal Cities,” a conference on the critical role and fragile state of marine ecosystems. It will be held on May 23, 2013 on its Boston campus. The relationship between cities and their nearby coastal resources is at risk due to increases in temperature, sea level rise, natural disasters, ocean acidity, biodiversity loss, and environmental pollutants. This conference will officially launch the Urban Coastal Sustainability Initiative at…

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Monthly Observatory Nights: Black Hole Chaos

May 16, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Phillips Auditorium at the CfA,
60 Garden Street Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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“Black Hole Chaos,” Belinda Wilkes and Francesca Civano, CfA Giant black holes at the centers of galaxies are the most powerful engines in the universe. In active galaxies they blast out jets of material at near-light-speed. And when galaxies collide, their black holes merge with a dramatic burst of gravitational waves that can kick the black hole out of the galaxy entirely. Travel to the lairs of these hungry monsters and uncover their secrets.

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Knight Science Journalism Seminar: Carl Zimmer

May 2, 2013 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
MIT E19-623,
400 Main Street Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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“Pinterest? Do I really have to join Pinterest?” Managing a Career in Science Writing in a Social Media World Carl Zimmer, Writer

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April 2013
$12

Preparing Today’s Children for Tomorrow’s Creative Society

April 20, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Discovery Museums ,
177 Main Street Acton, MA United States

Preparing Today’s Children for Tomorrow’s Creative Society   Event Description – Preparing Today’s Children for Tomorrow’s Creative Society This discussion will appeal especially to parents and others interested in K-12 and STEM issues. It is co-sponsored by MIT Club of Boston and The Discovery Museums (http://www.discoverymuseums.org/) in Acton, MA.  This is a more accessible location for west-of-Boston families.  The Museums are kid-focused jewels, engaging close to 180,000 visitors per year.Refreshment and Museum tours will be included in the $12 ticket price.…

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Monthly Observatory Nights: Nature’s Telescopes

April 18, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Phillips Auditorium at the CfA,
60 Garden Street Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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“Nature’s Telescopes,” Matthew Bayliss, CfA Clusters of galaxies form the largest lenses in the universe. Their gravity bends light from more distant objects, allowing us to see those background galaxies in high definition. Learn about these natural telescopes and how they can reveal the properties of the universe over cosmic time.

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The Science Trivia Challenge

April 17, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard,
7 Cambridge Center Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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The Science Trivia Challenge The Science Trivia Challenge is a contest hosted by the MIT Club of Boston that is part of the Cambridge Science Festival, organized annually by the MIT Museum. It’s a live team trivia quiz where contestants are challenged on their knowledge of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, astronomy, computer science, earth sciences, inventions, local contributions to science and other subjects. The information might be useful or purely trivial and might test knowledge of scientific methods, theories, or history. Teams have to…

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Cambridge Science Festival

April 12, 2013 - April 21, 2013
The streets of cambridge

Cambridge Science Festival We take curiosity to a new level! The Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, is a celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering and math. A multifaceted, multicultural event every spring, the Cambridge Science Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun!

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Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us about Sex, Diet, and How We Live

April 10, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Harvard Museum of Natural History,
26 Oxford Street Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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PALEOFANTASY What Evolution Really Tells Us about Sex, Diet, and How We Live Lecture by Marlene Zuk, Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 6:00 PM From the Stone Age diet plan to Paleo workouts, our culture is rife with pseudo-scientific fads based on a time when we supposedly were more “in sync” with nature. Marlene Zuk dismantles this nostalgia and argues that evolution yields neither perfection nor a final product. Part of the Evolution Matters…

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Knight Science Journalism Seminar: The promise of Convergence in life science

April 4, 2013 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
MIT E19-623,
400 Main Street Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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The promise of Convergence in life science Phil Sharp, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, MIT

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Contemplating Creatures

April 3, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Boston Museum of Science, Cahners Theater,
1 Science Park Boston, MA 02114 United States
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Denise Herzing, PhD, Founder and Research Director, Wild Dolphin Project | Katy Payne, Co-founder and Researcher, Elephant Listening Project, Laboratory of Ornithology, Cornell University | Rob Shumaker, PhD, Vice President of Life Sciences, Indianapolis Zoo; Former Biologist, Curator, and Exhibit Designer, Smithsonian National Zoo; and Author of Animal Tool Behavior The ability to vocalize language and communicate with each other has long been considered the unique domain of humans. Research shows, however, that several species of animals have complex communication systems and can…

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Knight Science Journalism Seminar: Robert Weinberg

April 2, 2013 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
MIT E19-623,
400 Main Street Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Knight Seminar Robert Weinberg, Professor of Biology, MIT

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March 2013
Free

River. Space. Design: Towards New Urban Water Culture

March 26, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Harvard Museum of Natural History,
26 Oxford Street Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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RIVER. SPACE. DESIGN. Towards a New Urban Water Culture New Directions in EcoPlanning Annual Lecture by Antje Stokman, Professor and Director of Landscape Planning and Ecology, Stuttgart University, Germany THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 6:00 PM Antje Stokman will discuss how, within different cultural contexts, our relationship with water results in very different landscape and city forms. She outlines a vision for reintegrating the dynamics of water into our cities. Free and open to the public. Reception to follow in the HMNH galleries.…

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