Cafe Scientifique tonight

Come on out to Morris this evening — at 6:00, at the Common Cup Coffeehouse, Van Gooch of the biology discipline will be talking about bioluminescence and other phenomena in our Cafe Scientifique. The title of his talk is “Light Giving Life: Real and Artificial,” and I know he’s planning to bring sample organisms to hand out to the attendees.


  1. #1 Brownian, OM
    January 29, 2008

    Geez, how about you guys come to Edmonton one of these days, huh?

    We’ve got a really big mall and a bridge with a waterfall in the summer.

  2. #2 jba
    January 29, 2008

    You are a cruel man. I want to go! But I live in Boston.

  3. #3 Sparky
    January 29, 2008

    I’ll have to agree with jba….
    You’ve almost got me convinced to drive out there from Western NY. I would love to go to that, but alas…

  4. #4 mdowe
    January 29, 2008

    Someday, somebody will think of a way to transmit the audio, or even video of such events, to all interested parties. It could happen ….

  5. #5 Dave Briggs
    January 29, 2008

    Sounds like great fun! I wonder what it would be like to have some sea creature blinking at me from my glass of water? LOL!
    Dave Briggs :~)

  6. #6 AlanWCan
    January 30, 2008

    Jumping around looking for an open thread, but did any of you catch this little Mitt Romney quote: “I have spent my entire life in the economy. The economy is in my DNA”
    Magic underpants boy is now talking about DNA. What?

  7. #7 Olorin
    January 30, 2008

    PZ, you might wish to tell the outa-Staters who owns/sponsors the Common Cup Coffeehouse, and the symbolism of the name. Or perhaps not…. 🙂

  8. #8 October Mermaid
    January 30, 2008

    I’m told that if you eat something bioluminescent, it’ll recharge your batteries.

  9. #9 Jim Thomerson
    January 30, 2008

    Hey, PZ, have you seen any of the luminous zebra danios with the firefly genes?

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