Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Darwin!!

Jim Cotner created this brilliant masterpiece.

I've listed some science events happening in/around the month of February below.

Other events going on this month?

1. LIFE: A Journey Through Time
Thursday, February 12, 2009, 7 to 9 p.m.

Bell Museum Auditorium
The event will feature top University biologists using Lanting's photographs as a springboard to deliver a rapid-fire presentations relating their research on evolution to the images. From the big bang to the human genome, hear the newestI theories on how life evolved and enjoy the North American premiere of one the world's most celebrated photography exhibits.

Keith Olive

Mark Decker

Sehoya Cotner

Greg Laden

Mark Borrello

Lynn Fellman

2. Cafe Scientifique: A Romance with Spiders
Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 7 p.m.
Bryant-Lake Bowl

Spiders, one of the most important terrestrial predators on the planet, are primarily solitary, often cannibalistic, and always voracious. However, one percent of spiders are highly social, living in large groups characterized by tolerance and cooperation. Even in the most social spider species, individuals must balance the benefit of group living and the strong compulsion to eat irritating siblings. Linda Rayor, a senior lecturer and senior research associate who teaches spider biology and insect behavior at Cornell University, will discuss how she came to combine romance with spiders and aspects of their unusual sex and predatory lives.

3. The Purpose of Purpose: A Lecture by Richard Dawkins
Wednesday, March 4, 2009, 7:00pm
(I just bought my tickets and I'm psyched! This fellow will surely be in your F1's textbooks)

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