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Ghost Snake Stories in Madagascar

May 3, 2017

Join herpetologist and Museum Curator Frank Burbrink on a journey to the remote forests of Madagascar, where his team recently discovered several new species of reptiles. 

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Exercise Your Brain

June 7, 2017

Join neuroscientist Wendy A. Suzuki for an interactive discussion about how the brain changes in response to its environment.

Past Offerings

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Stress and Human Evolution

April 5, 2017

Biological anthropologist Zaneta Thayer explores the biological mechanisms through which early life stress influences biology and health later on. 

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The Search for Slow Lorises

March 1, 2017

Join Mary Blair, primatologist and Director of Biodiversity Informatics Research at the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, as she discusses how research on these endangered animals can contribute to a better understanding of wildlife trafficking, including the risk of zoonotic disease spread.

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When Insects Get Intimate

February 1, 2017

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, behavioral ecologist Marlene Zuk examines the bedroom lives of bugs, showing how  six-legged sex lives can be just as interesting as our own.

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SciCafe: Modifying Mosquitoes with CRISPR

January 4, 2017

CRISPR gene editing is widely used by biologists as the DNA programming tool of choice to alter the genome of organisms and even populations. Join Rockefeller University professor Leslie Vosshall as she demonstrates what is—and what will be—possible.

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When Black Holes Collide

December 7, 2016

Barnard College professor and astronomer Janna Levin shares her scientific research on the first recordings of a gravitational wave from the collision of two black holes 1.3 billion years ago.