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From Duke: Bonobo Rescue Leader to Headline Primate Palooza: DURHAM, N.C. — Internationally renowned conservationist Claudine AndrĂ© will visit Duke University April 14-18 as part of the “Primate Palooza,” an effort to raise awareness for our primate relatives. AndrĂ© founded and runs the world’s only sanctuary and release program for orphaned bonobos in the Democratic…

A shark conservation documentary and lesson plan, made by David Shiffman of Southern Fried Science.

From the NC Museum of Life Sciences: Program Type: Science Talk Date: Mar. 9, 7 pm – Mar. 9, 8 pm Location: Museum of Natural Sciences – Auditorium Fee: $6 General Public, $4 Members, $3 Students The Ecological and Economic Importance of Sharks, Threats They Face, and How You Can Help Lecture, slide show &…

Avatar in the Amazon (video)

If there were ever a place that came close to the magical world of Pandora in James Cameron’s new film Avatar, it would probably be the Amazon. There may not be butterflies that look like flying squid, but in the Amazon can you eat giant worms and lemon flavored ants for dinner in a forest…

This week on PRI/BBC World Science: This month, the movie Creation opened in theaters across the United States. The film chronicles the life and work of Charles Darwin. The movie is directed by Jon Amiel. Paul Bettany stars as Darwin. Jennfer Connelly plays Darwin’s wife, Emma. Creation is based on a biography written by Charles…

On Tuesday I went to the monthly pizza lunch at Sigma Xi, featuring a guest lecture by Dr. David B. Eggleston, Professor of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Science at North Carolina State University and the Director of Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST). I posted a brief summary of the talk on the Science…

Our first 2010 American Scientist pizza lunch is scheduled for noon, Tuesday, Jan. 26. at Sigma Xi in Research Triangle Park. No doubt you’ve heard about the many forces degrading coastlines. This time we’ll hear from someone intimately involved with the challenges of conserving and restoring North Carolina coastal ecosystems, especially oyster reefs. That would…

Big Question: Feast or famine? (video)

The Story of Cap & Trade (video)

Next Sigma Xi pizza lunch science talk: Pizza lunch returns at noon, Tuesday, Dec. 15 with a talk by marine biologist Craig R. McClain, assistant director of science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center in Durham. McClain conducts deep-sea research and has participated in expeditions to the Antarctic and to remote regions of the Pacific…