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Last week, at the SigmaXi pizza lunch (well, really dinner), organized by SCONC, we were served a delicious dish – a lively presentation by Dennis Meredith about Explaining Research, the topic of his excellent new book – in my humble opinion the best recent book on this topic. His presentation was almost identical to what…

Our May Science Café (description below) will be held on Tuesday 5/18 at Tir Na Nog on S. Blount Street. This year there has been an incredible amount of geologic activity around the world. During this cafe we will be talking about volcanoes and earthquakes and how these and other forces have shaped North Carolina.…

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…

Ask A Biologist, a wonderful site where experts answer all your questions about biology: This is a site aimed mostly at school kids and is devoted to providing the best scientific information available to anyone who is interested in any aspect of biology (the study of life) including palaeontology (the study of the history of…

USA Science & Engineering Festival Calls for Entries to New Kavli Science Video ContestCalls for Entries to New Kavli Science Video Contest: WASHINGTON — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Science is cool and The Kavli Foundation is challenging K-12 students across the nation to explain why. The first ever Kavli Science Video Contest will be held this…

From the USA Science & Engineering Festival: WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–It’s the 30th Anniversary of the Rubik’s Cube, and the USA Science & Engineering Festival is planning a You CAN Do the Rubik’s Cube tournament in Washington, D.C., October of 2010. Teams from Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia are eligible to compete.…

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…