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Last week I went to Sigma Xi to hear Dennis Meredith speak about Explaining Research. I posted my summary of his talk over on Science In The Triangle blog so click on over…..

In ten days, new Periodic Tables: May 11, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. The Importance of Being Dad: Paternal Care in Primates Although human males often get criticized for being “deadbeat dads”, the truth is that compared to most mammals, human males are simply outstanding fathers. Join us as Dr. Susan Alberts discusses why we don’t…

WWW2010 is starting tonight. Interested to know more about it? Sure, here’s the brief history: The World Wide Web was first conceived in 1989 by Tim Berners-Lee at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. The first conference of the series, WWW1, was held at CERN in 1994 and organized by Robert Cailliau. The IW3C2 was founded by…

Science Communicators of North Carolina and Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, present: “Using Multimedia to Advance Your Research” — and – “Adventures in Self-Publishing” By Dennis Meredith, author of Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Work (Oxford University Press) April 26, 2010, 6:00 p.m. Sigma Xi Center, RTP Dennis Meredith…

‘Rent’ at Duke

The other night I went to the opening night of RENT at Duke, the latest production of the Hoof ‘n’ Horn ensemble, the ‘South’s oldest student-run musical theater organization’ (find them on Facebook and Twitter). Here’s the promo video, released before the opening night: I always have difficulty judging plays by amateur ensembles – at…

Next American Scientist Pizza Lunch: It’s not often that we get to dive a little deeper into a topic encountered at a recent pizza lunch talk. But we will this month. In March, Geoff Ginsburg from Duke briefed us well on the current science regarding genomic (or personalized) medicine and its promising applications. At noon…

Our April Science Café (description below) will be held on Tuesday 4/20 at the Irregardless Cafe on Morgan Street. Our café speaker for that night is Rogelio Sullivan, Associate Director of the Advanced Transportation Energy Center and also of the Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management Systems Center (FREEDM) at NCSU. Come and learn…

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

This is a part of Scope Academy 2010 at NCSU (click to see the rest of the program and to register): SAS Hall, North Campus, April 10th, 4:00 pm Scope/Harrelson Lecture Keynote speaker Neal Lane, Malcolm Gillis University Professor at Rice University and senior fellow of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy,…

The 2010 North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair will be held at Meredith College in Raleigh on March 26th-27th. You can see the details here. The part that is open to public will be on Saturday March 27th from 2:30 – 4:00 pm. From the NC Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center: Young scientists from…