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Lots of interesting stuff this week, so I decided to put everything in a single post – makes it easier for everyone…. First, there was a very nice article in Columbia Journalism Review (which someone subscribed me to – I guess because my name appeared there the other week….someone is trying to remind me how…

TEDxRTP

Yesterday I spent the day at the RTP headquarters, attending TEDxRTP. The TEDx conferences are small, locally organized offshoots of the well-known TED conference. This was the first TEDx in the Triangle region (though Asheville beat us as being the first in the state) and, judging from the response of the audience, it seems everyone…

Spring Awakening

On Friday, the Bride of Coturnix, Coturnietta, a friend of hers and I went to DPAC to see ‘Spring Awakening‘. As you may already know, this is a rock adaptation of an old play located in late-19th century Germany, following the growth and maturation of a group of high school students surrounded by a disciplinarian…

On Wednesday, Bride Of Coturnix and I went to Ignite Raleigh. There was an Ignite show in many cities around the world that night, and the one in Raleigh was one of the biggest, with 702 people in attendance, in Lincoln theater (which is far too small for such a crowd – but crowdiness made…

From the American Scientist: Our American Scientist pizza lunch talk falls later than usual this month to accommodate our magazine’s May-June issue deadline. Keep open the noon hour on March 30 and come hear Geoff Ginsburg, director of the Center for Genomic Medicine at Duke University, discuss genomic and personalized medicine. To keep you on…

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 &…

From the NC Museum of Natural Sciences: OUR BODIES: The Final Frontier Tuesday, March 23, 2010 – 6:30-8:30 pm with discussion beginning at 7:00 followed by Q&A Location: Tir Na Nog 218 South Blount Street, Raleigh, 833-7795 We have come to think of the world as known. It isn’t. Even basic parts of our own…

At North Carolina State University next week: Seminar: Wednesday, March 10th, 4PM Dr. Dan Ariely James B. Duke Professor of Behavioral Economics, Duke University Who Put the Monkey in the Driver’s Seat? Venue: Room 101 David Clark Laboratories The NCSU, W. M. Keck Center for Behavioral Biology is pleased to sponsor a seminar by a…

Duke’s Periodic Tables at the Broad Street Cafe March 9, 2010 | 7:00 P.M. Nanomaterials in Ecosystems: Should we worry? Nanotechnology has the enormous potential to change our society. New advances in medicine, energy production, environmental cleanup and better access to clean water are just a few of the many possibilities. According to the Project…

Science of airport security screening

At Morehead Planetarium in Chapel Hill this week: SCIENCE & ETHICS: AIRPORT SECURITY Thursday, March 4, 7 p.m. Michael Zunk, Federal Security Director, TSA, RDU International Airport Come hear Mr. Zunk discuss scanning technologies while busting some popular myths on airport security screening. Cookies and coffee served. Morehead Banquet Hall, East Entrance, 2nd Floor. Chapel…