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Hello Science Fans,
 
Since Monday is a holiday I’d like to take a bit of a different tac this week.   Many of you will have the day off with your children or on your own.  May I suggest that you go outside in the rain or sun and help out with the MLK Day Coastal Cleanup.  It wasn’t just Martin Luther King that got a Nobel Prize in 1964 but his efforts led to so much change he above all of the winners certainly does deserve to have a holiday in his honor.  Check out Recycling for Kids from across the pond.  It has some excellent content for discussing recycling and you can relate that to also reducing the amount of trash on our beaches!  Check out NASA Climate Kids as well. 
 
Every year we celebrate the big achievements in science for the previous year.  We do miss a lot of what goes on though.  Check out the 2015 edition of Unsung Science.  For another take on this consider that public contributions to science are increasingly common.
 
The number of offerings from the institutions of science here in the bay area are increasing weekly.  Choosing 3 will be more difficult as we head towards spring and on to summer.  Consider these if you are looking for a hot tip this week…
  1. Why Do We Laugh    Tue 6:00 San Francisco
  2. Harmonizing People and Nature: A New Business Model    Wed 7:00 Palo Alto
  3. Challenger Commemoration     Sat 11:00 Oakland
This week brings another round of King Tides.  They have been working for years on restoring tidelands in San Francisco Bay and you can see the fruits of the efforts in a spectacular way this week.  Check out these listings for Redwood City…  Take note that from Mon thru Fri they are over 9.0 ft.  As some have said, “see the sea level of the future”!  If you can make it out to Bair Island in Redwood City to see this, I assure you that you will be amazed.  Get out to the viewing platform 15 minutes or so before high tide and watch an amazing site.  35 acres will flood in well under an hour, it’s like having a Bay of Fundy in our own neighborhood! 
 
There is a solar eclipse on March 8.  The explOratorium is sending their crack team of scientists, educators, and webcasters to Micronesia to bring it to you.  They will be open late (until 8:00) to allow you to come in and see the live webcast there.  It’s free after 5:00 which is when the webcast starts.  If you can’t go to Micronesia, this is a great way to see it.  It will also be a great teaser for the Total Solar Eclipse to Cross the United States on August 21, 2017 
 
I tried to get in to see Star Wars today and it was still a sold out packed house!  Here’s a great teaser for you to enjoy whether you have seen it or not…  Star Wars Minus Star Wars - Between the Lines  
 
With all of the great rain we are receiving, rainbows are popping up here and there.  Here’s a great refresher on the wonders of them…  Move Over, ROY G. BIV: Rainbows Get a Makeover
 
Remember, Science is not a ‘body of knowledge’ – it’s a dynamic, ongoing reconfiguration of knowledge and must be free to change  
 
herbert a. masters III
ScienceSchmoozer and a shameless promoter of:
the SciSchmooze: www.BayAreaScience.org 
 
“Science can never be a closed book. It is like a tree, ever growing, ever reaching new heights. Occasionally the lower branches, no longer giving nourishment to the tree, slough off. We should not be ashamed to change our methods; rather we should be ashamed never to do so.”  - Charles V. Chapin, American physician, public health officer and epidemiologist (born 17 Jan 1856). 
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Monday, 01/18/2016

MLK Day Coastal Cleanup - 01/18/2016 09:00 AM
EcoCenter at Heron's Head Park, San Francisco
On January 18, we're celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service with a shoreline cleanup around the EcoCenter at Heron's Head Park – and we would love your help! We love working alongside dedicated volunteers to pick up everyday items like straws, wrappers, cigarette butts, and other plastic trash from harming our ecosystem. Please join us to help keep trash out of our Bay!
 
As a thank you, registered volunteers will receive a ticket to Aquarium of the Bay at the end of the cleanup. We hope to see you there! 

Tuesday, 01/19/2016

Observing the re-enty of space debris WT1190F - 01/19/2016 12:00 PM
SETI Institute Colloquium Series, Mountain View
Dr. Jenniskens will describe the airborne observations he took part in of the re-entry of space debris on Nov 13, 2016.
The International Astronomical Center (IAC) and the United Arab Emirates Space Agency recently hosted a team of veteran U.S. and German observers of spacecraft re-entries, including SETI Institute research scientist Peter Jenniskens, to study the predicted re-entry of an approximately 1-meter piece of space debris near Sri Lanka on November 13, 2015.
"What makes the return of this man-made object so special," says IAC director Mohammad Odeh, "is that it moves on a very elongated orbit, returning to Earth only once every 23 days. When WT1190F, as it is called, finally hits the Earth's atmosphere, it comes in steeper and faster than normal."
Speaker: Peter Jenniskens, SETI 

Effective Field Theory in Cosmology - 01/19/2016 04:30 PM
Hewlett Teaching Center, Stanford
Speaker: Leonardo Senatore, Stanford

Why Do We Laugh - 01/19/2016 06:00 PM
Public Works, San Francisco
Join cognitive psychologist Greg Bryant and scientist turned comedian Tim Lee for an evening of laughter. Half comedy show and half science talk, this month's Being Human explores the science behind why we laugh.

Minerals: Shiny and Bright - 01/19/2016 07:00 PM
Fremont Main Library, Fremont
Minerals are important to our society.  They are needed to produce many products.  Learn how they are pretty but also important through 4 activities.

Why Eating Good Food Makes for Good Ecology - 01/19/2016 07:00 PM
The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo Atherton, Atherton
Chef and founder of Chez Panisse in Berkeley, Alice Waters is an author and world renowned food movement leader. After helping to change the American food landscape, Alice introduced her ideas into public schools with The Edible Schoolyard, a program that involves students in all aspects of growing, cooking, and sharing food at the table. She is the author of books such as The Art of Simple Food, The Edible Schoolyard, and In The Green Kitchen.

Twenty-One Myths of Medicinal Mushrooms - 01/19/2016 07:00 PM
Mycological Society of San Francisco, San Francisco
Information on the use of medicinal mushrooms for preventive and therapeutic modalities has increased on the internet in the past decade. Some is based on science and most on marketing. This talk will look at 21 common misconceptions, helping separate fact from fiction.
Speaker: Robert Dale Rogers

Wednesday, 01/20/2016

New perspectives on inner-shelf circulation from a coastal ocean observatory - 01/20/2016 11:00 AM
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing
The inner continental shelf encompasses shallow depths where the turbulent wind-driven surface layer interacts with the bottom frictional layer. The complex physical dynamics of the inner shelf govern the exchange of heat, nutrients, and other tracers between the surf zone and deeper ocean. A twelve-year time series of oceanographic and meteorological observations from the Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory, off the southern coast of Massachusetts, is used to demonstrate mechanisms for variability at a broad range of time scales over the inner shelf. In addition, results from a recent field study are presented in which fiber-optic distributed temperature sensing is used to collect real-time data with 1-m resolution over a distance of 5 km. The implementation of this technology, facilitated by the infrastructure for power and communication at the observatory, provides a perspective on inner-shelf circulation that is not captured by traditional mooring observations or remote sensing.
Speaker: Tom Connolly, Moss Landing Marine Labs

The Chinese Typewriter: The Design and Science of East Asian Information Technology | Opening Reception - 01/20/2016 05:00 PM
Lathrop Library, Stanford
During the 19th and 20th centuries, groundbreaking information technologies like the telegraph, the typewriter, and the computer changed the world. All of these technologies were designed with the alphabet in mind, however, leaving open the question: what about China, Japan, and Korea? In this exhibition, the history of modern East Asian information technology is explored through artifacts from the personal collection of Professor Thomas S. Mullaney (History) and the Stanford East Asia Library. Opening Reception and Guest Lectures by Jidong Yang (EAL) and Thomas S. Mullaney (History).

The Super Bowl, Football and Computers - 01/20/2016 06:00 PM
Target Digital, Sunnyvale
With Super Bowl 50 being held in Santa Clara this year, our January General Computing meeting will be on how computer technology is used in football. This technology can be seen in many other sports and at many levels of play. We will have a panel presentation by local companies, like Sportvision, the creator of the 1st & Ten graphic (the "yellow line"). Sportvision will talk about how they do Augmented Reality (AR) for broadcast TV.
Sportvision debuted the use of Augmented Reality in football telecasts with it's 1st & Ten product in 1998. The application of camera tracking, video augmentation and event tracking has expanded over the years from the confluence of more processing power, better algorithms, innovation and imagination. The result is more compelling, inciteful analysis, intuitive in-the-scene visual-aids and entertaining broadcasts.
AngelHack is teaming up with the NFL for the first ever NFL Hackathon, gathering data scientists & developers. Using player tracking from Zebra Technologies, the NFL will be revealing their Next Gen Stats for the first time, to unlock a new spectrum of sports data and change how we see the sport.

Future Shock - 01/20/2016 07:00 PM
Science Buzz Cafe, Sebastopol
Speaker: Dr. Arthur Shostak

Harmonizing People and Nature: A New Business Model - 01/20/2016 07:30 PM
Mitchell Park Community Center, Palo Alto
Stanford professor and Natural Capital Project Co-Director Gretchen Daily will describe her quest to measure nature's contributions to society, and in doing so, convince world and corporate leaders to make smarter decisions for a more sustainable future. Dr. Daily holds several faculty and leadership positions at Stanford University. Her efforts to align economic forces with conservation have led to collaboration, research, and policy-oriented demonstration projects with influential world stakeholders across multiple continents.

Nerd Nite SF #68: Politics, Stem Cells, and Cosmology! - 01/20/2016 08:00 PM
Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco
With Auld Lang Syne still reverberating in our ears, the first Nerd Nite SF of 2016 draws nigh. If your New Year's resolution was to learn new things, meet interesting people, or kill more brain cells with beer then we have the event for you! A scientist will tell you how to replace those brain cells, an insider dishes on D.C., and a third talk to be announced. Plus special guest: The SF Department of Elections! After hearing about behind the scenes of D.C. politics, you're probably going to want to vote, and these folks will get you registered. Come out for three fascinating talks, plus music, drinks, food, voter registration, and your fellow nerds. Be there and be square!
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"Hype, Hyperbole, and Human Nature: An insider's tale of working on the front lines of politics" by Jill Stracko
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"BYOSC: Bring Your Own Stem Cells" by Ramsey Najm
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"The Fate of the Universe (spoiler: everyone is going to die)" by Jessica Kirkpatrick

Thursday, 01/21/2016

10 Ways to Heal Health Care: How Consumers Can Revolutionize Their Care Experience - 01/21/2016 12:00 PM
Commonwealth Club, San Francisco
How can it be that customers often rate their experience at the DMV as better, more timely and less painful than their experience at the hospital? Despite enormous sums spent on health care and extensive training of professionals, patients are largely dissatisfied with the service they receive. A growing body of evidence points to the human experience as a key driver for improved patient satisfaction, health outcomes and loyalty.
How can we turn this around? What role can patients, with unprecedented access to health-care information, play in a system that historically has disempowered them? What is a realistic vision of a patient-centric system that delivers both medical care and compassionate health-care journeys?
Dr. Bridget Duffy, the nation's first chief experience officer at the Cleveland Clinic and the leader of the patient experience movement, has spent more than 20 years defining the components of an ideal healing environment. Relentless in her mission to fix this broken system, Dr. Duffy will share 10 ways to restore humanity, respect and trusted relationships in health care. 

Trekking the Model - 01/21/2016 01:30 PM
Bay Model Visitors Center, Sausalito
Join a Ranger guided tour of the Bay Model, a 1.5-acre hydraulic model of San Francisco Bay and Delta. Discover the stories of the two major operations that took place at this location between 1942–2000.

DEEP SPACE CLIMATE OBSERVATORY (DSCOVR) EARTH IMAGING USING EPIC (Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera) - 01/21/2016 04:15 PM
Lockheed Martin Colloquia, Palo Alto
Speaker: Dr. Joseph Mobilia, Lockheed Martin

Making Shakey, the world's first intelligent, mobile robot - 01/21/2016 05:00 PM
PARC Forum, Palo Alto
Shakey, the world's first mobile, intelligent robot, was developed at Stanford Research Institute (now SRI International) between 1966 and 1972. Peter E.Hart worked on this project from the day it started until the day it ended (by which time he was the project leader).
He will describe how the project got launched, how they approached this new world of robots, what they actually did, and what the consequences have been for current technology and for modern life. Along the way, he will describe how people reacted to Shakey at the time. He will close with a perspective on the historical context of Robotics, and thoughts about what robots might do for human-kind in the future.
Speaker: Peter E. Hart

Brain & Body NightLife - 01/21/2016 06:00 PM
California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco
Feed your brain and body this week as NightLife explores the fascinating world of human health and wellness.
In African Hall, hear a mind-expanding talk by Dr. Jim Olson of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on cutting-edge medical innovations allowing doctors to locate and treat cancer more effectively.
Explore some of the latest technologies from a surgeon's perspective with hands-on interactives and immersive activities.
Get a special look at the revolutionary Tumor Paint helping surgeons locate tumors during surgery, then see what it's like to perform brain surgery on a neuro-Jello mold.
Plus, enjoy tastings of Revive Kombucha and treat your mind and body to yoga sessions around the museum taught by Yoga Flow SF instructors.
At the Project Lab, meet researchers from the David Julius Lab at UCSF and learn how the brain helps the body ​process​ somatosensory perception like hot and cold, touch, vibration, itch, pain, and more​!​

Better Birding - 01/21/2016 06:30 PM
Golden Gate Audobon Society, San Francisco
Learn tips, tools, and techniques to become a better birder! In his new book Better Birding, Brian L. Sullivan reveals techniques used by expert birders to identify species in the field quickly and easily. He goes beyond traditional identification elements like plumage to create a context around each bird that includes habitat, behavior, and taxonomy – things that are integral to bird ID but often glossed over by typical field guides. This "wide-angle" approach to field birding simplifies identification with strategies tailored to different groupings of birds.
Speaker: Brian L. Sullivan

Friday, 01/22/2016

The History of Florilegium - 01/22/2016 10:00 AM
UC Botanical Garden, Berkeley
A Florilegium is a collection of botanical works depicting the plants of an area. The word means 'a gathering of flowers', from Latin flos (flower) and legere (to gather). The first florilegia began in the sixteenth century when European royalty sent botanists and artists on Voyages of Exploration to collect and record plants from all parts of the world. This lecture, given by Catherine Watters, will include The Banks Florilegium, Hortus Florida and The Temple of Flora among other noted historical florilegia.

Saturday, 01/23/2016

Wildlife on the Mayacamas - 01/23/2016 09:00 AM
Mayacamas Mountains Sanctuary, Geyserville
Spend the morning learning about some of the wildlife that inhabits the preserves and how to identify field sign of mountain lions, bobcats, coyotes and more. We will also visit two wildlife trail cameras, where we'll view new unseen photos/videos - to see if the field signs match the pictures! Total hike is about 3 miles. This hike is led by Ginny Fifield, a docent at the Martin Griffin Preserve and a Modini Mayacamas Preserves volunteer with lots of great field and camera experience studying coyotes and mountain lions.

January Bird Walk - 01/23/2016 09:30 AM
UC Botanical Garden, Berkeley
Winter birds have invaded the garden! Both beginning and experienced bird watchers are welcome! Bring binoculars if you have them.

Challenger Commemoration - 01/23/2016 11:00 AM
Chabot Space and Science Center, Oakland
Join Chabot as we honor those astronauts lost on the Challenger Space Shuttle the morning of January 28, 1986.  Learn what it's like to prepare for a mission to space in our astronaut training lab, discover some of the lessons developed by Christa McAuliffe (intended to be the first teacher in space), learn about space travel with demonstrations throughout the Center, and even take a simulated mission to Mars.

Aquarium of the Bay and BayMobile - 01/23/2016 11:30 AM
Bay Model Visitors Center, Sausalito
Aquarium of the Bay has teamed up with the Army Corps of Engineers and the Bay Model Visitor Center to create the Bay Model Alliance, a not-for-profit organization that benefits the Bay Model and its educational programs by bringing the Bay, its animals, and their habitats to you!
Join us at the Bay Model for these special conservation programs that are fun for the whole family!

Octopalooza! - 01/23/2016 11:30 AM
Bay Model Visitors Center, Sausalito
At Aquarium of the Bay, we celebrate cephalopods of the world through an entire week of fun activities, crafts, and presentations! Join us as we bring some of these engaging activities to the Bay Model for this octo-tastic event. We'll experiment with market squid dissections using squids from the sustainable seafood we feed our animals at Aquarium of the Bay. Plus, we'll have an "octopus course" with fun challenges to find the inner cephalopod in all of us!

SF Sketchfest 2016: You're the Expert - 01/23/2016 01:00 PM
Eureka Theater, San Francisco
You're the Expert ​is a live show, podcast, and new public radio program on 90.9 WBUR, Boston's NPR station. The radio show uses comedy to make academic research more accessible and exciting. Through game show segments and hilariously misguided guesses, a panel of comedians will try to get to the bottom of what a distinguished scientist studies all day. You won't want to miss being part of the audience for this live show and podcast taping. You're the Expert is hosted by Chris Duffy and produced by Pretty Good Friends.
Panel: James Adomian, Eugene Mirman, Kristen Schaal.  Hosted by Chris Duffy

Mushroom Bricks Workshop: Grow Your Own Home! - 01/23/2016 02:00 PM
The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose
Are you interested in designing eco-friendly architecture? Grow your own sustainable building materials using mushrooms and agro-waste. Join us for this free teen workshop with MycoWorks, a company that is leading the way with mycotecture, the art of building with mycelium. Participants will also receive free museum admission for themselves and their family to use on any day.
Seats are limited for this free workshop, so reserve your spot by telling us what you're interested in making out of mushrooms! Visit our website for more information and to apply. Applications are due by Wednesday, January 13. 

Low Tide Walk - 01/23/2016 03:30 PM
Bean Hollow State Beach, Pescadaro
Join us for a series of coastal adventures.  We will be taking advantage of the multiple low tides this season with a sequence of Low Tide Walks.  We will return to a few of our favorite stomps as well as venturing to some new spots.  When the tide is low we have the opportunity to find amazing sea life such as crabs, sea stars, eels and even octopus!
Spaces are limited and fill quickly.

A brief history of cosmology OR everything you ever wanted to know about the universe but were afraid to ask. - 01/23/2016 07:30 PM
East Bay Astronomical Society, Oakland
Speaker: Benjamin Westbrook, PhD

Solar Eclipse in Svalbard - 01/23/2016 08:00 PM
San Jose Astronomical Association, San Jose
Donald Gardner will share his experiences during his trip to Svalbard, Norway to view the March 20, 2015 solar eclipse.

Sunday, 01/24/2016

Marine Science Sunday: Animals of the Arctic - 01/24/2016 10:00 AM
Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito
This month we celebrate the animals that are the champions of the cold: Animals of the Arctic. We recommend teaming our free classroom program with a Docent-led tour at 11am, 1pm or 3pm for a truly immersive marine mammal experience. Read on for more info... 
FREE Classroom Programs: Animals of the Arctic- 12 PM and 2 PM (1 hour sessions)

Join Adam Ratner, marine biologist and animal care volunteer at The Marine Mammal Center, for an interactive presentation on the amazing animals that live in the Arctic. Adam will talk about animals such as walruses, narwhals, hooded seals, bowhead whales and polar bears - what they eat, where they live and how they survive those f - f - f - f - f - freezing temperatures. Sessions are held in the Center's classroom at 12pm and 2pm. A great compliment to the docent-led tour!
Docent-led Tours* - 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM

Learn fascinating facts about seals and sea lions from our education experts while seeing exhibits and patient viewing areas. (*Small fee applies, it helps our patients!). 

Full-Spectrum Science with Ron Hipschman: Radioactivity - 01/24/2016 01:00 PM
Exploratorium, San Francisco
What's going on inside the nucleus of an atom? Why does it spit out radiation? Did you know that you are exposed to radioactivity every day? Learn the facts about this somewhat controversial topic.
Lectures at 1:00 and 3:00.

Monday, 01/25/2016

UC Berkeley Egyptology lecture: Casino Royale in ancient skyscrapers? - 01/25/2016 04:00 PM
Barrows Hall, Berkeley

In recent campaigns in Tuna el-Gebel (Ashmunein/Hermoupolis Magna), several
six-sided dice have been unearthed. These have been found in settlements of
tower houses close to the temple, and the archaeological evidence suggests
that these houses must have been priestly properties. The dice are small and
of simple material, and may have been manipulated. In my talk, I wish to
compare them with other dice found in Egypt and elsewhere in the Roman Empire,
link them with Greek and Egyptian documents of cult practices and discuss the
options for their possible utilization: were they intended for games,
gambling, or religious practice.
Speaker: Franziska Naether, University of Leipzig

Photonic Device Design from the Complex Plane to the Microprocessor: Keeping Information, Energy and Entropy Under Control - 01/25/2016 04:15 PM
Spilker Hall, Stanford
Four decades from its pioneering first steps at Bell Labs, microphotonics is transitioning from a few components to large-scale integrated systems on chip. In the near term, this can address severe bottlenecks seen in complex digital electronic systems – through integration with relatively simple but efficient photonic systems. In the longer term, tight integration and control mean complex passive, active, and nonlinear photonic structures enabling novel functions will become practical and may enable a new generation of integrated systems-on-chip for analog signal processing, computation, metrology, sand sensing.

I will first describe work that bucked the trend of tailoring fabrication to design, instead pursuing a "design for manufacture" philosophy to photonic device innovation within fixed advanced-node CMOS microelectronics technology. This work enabled millions of transistors and thousands of photonic devices to coexist side-by-side for the first time, produced efficient electronic-photonic systems (including record-energy optical transmitters, receivers, and links), and resulted in the demonstration of the first microprocessor that communicates using light, with significant implications for computer architecture.

The second part will cover example complex photonic device concepts that expose and address fundamental challenges and apparent limitations in optical signal processing. I will talk about the fundamental limits of modulators and breaking their speed-energy tradeoff, as well as about the "entropy pump," a nonlinear photonic device designed to passively manipulate the coherence of light, and, for example, denoise laser light with high efficiency. With complex integration enabling control, such complex or sensitive photonic "circuits" could enable a new level of capabilities for a next generation of optical signal processors.
Speaker: Milos Popovic, Univ. of Colorado

American Public Opinion on Climate Change: The Latest Measurements - 01/25/2016 04:30 PM
Stanford University Energy Seminar, Stanford
During the past two decades, headlines on newspapers across the country have proclaimed such things as: "Scientists and the American Public Disagree Sharply over Global Warming." And one U.S. Senator has pronounced that the global warming issue is "dead" in the minds of Americans. Meanwhile, emissions reduction bills, such as Waxman-Markey, have been defeated in the Congress.  Is it really true that Americans reject the opinions of natural scientists on climate change?

In this presentation, Professor Krosnick will describe findings from a series of national surveys that he has designed and conducted since 1996, tracking what Americans do and do not believe on this issue and what they do and do not want to have done about it. Surprising results challenge many widely-held presumptions about public opinion and help set the stage for understanding how future legislation on climate change may fare.
Speaker: Jon Krosnick, Stanford 

Using Deep Learning to do Continuous Scoring in Practical Applications - 01/25/2016 06:30 PM
eBay Whitman Campus, San Jose
Greg Makowski will talk about using Deep Learning to do real-time scoring in practical applications.  He will talk about the current state of the art and what will be done in the future.   The talk is based on both his academic and research background and his considerable experience in the front lines doing real-time analysis for banks and other enterprises.
The talk will cover a brief review of neural network basics and the following types of deep learning:
+ autocorrelational - unsupervised learning for extracting features compounding complexity with additional layers 
+ convolutional - shift invariant detection in speech, IoT or in images like self driving cars
+ real time & continuous systems
+ reinforcement learning or Q Learning, such as learning how to play Atari video games
+ continuous space word models, such as word2vec, skipgram training, NLP understanding and translation

Nerd Night East Bay #38: Drones, Gumbo, Religion - 01/25/2016 08:00 PM
Club 21, Oakland
The first Nerd Nite East Bay of the new year will have three amazing talks. NNSF and Nerd Nite Global alumni Jacob Ward (though I suppose you may also know him from Al Jazeera America and/or his stint as editor-in-chief of Popular Science) will shock you with tales of killer drones. Sacramento State Professor Sarah Strand will explore the psychological origins of religion. Finally, Lawrence McKendell will discuss the vast glory that can be found in gumbo.
Robot Murder: Automation of Life and War in the US and Around the World by Jacob WardEvolution of Religion by Sarah StrandThe Art of Gumbo by Lawrence McKendell

Tuesday, 01/26/2016

Nursery Series: Growing for Restoration - 01/26/2016 09:00 AM
Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco

The bizarre orbits of minor planets beyond Neptune - 01/26/2016 12:00 PM
SETI Institute Colloquium Series, Mountain View

U.S. energy Secretary and Business Leaders - 01/26/2016 04:30 PM
Commonwealth Club, San Francisco

Observations of Cosmic Neutrinos with IceCube - 01/26/2016 04:30 PM
Hewlett Teaching Center, Stanford

Health and Hope from the Ocean Depths to the Mountain Tops - 01/26/2016 06:00 PM
Commonwealth Club, San Francisco

Of Orcas and Men - What Killer Whales Can Teach Us - 01/26/2016 07:00 PM
Bay Model Visitors Center, Sausalito

CES 2016 Download - 01/26/2016 07:00 PM
IEEE Santa Clara Valley Consumer Electronics, Sana Clara

Supernovas: Gravity-powered Neutrino Bombs - 01/26/2016 07:30 PM
SLAC Public Lecture Series, Menlo Park

Wednesday, 01/27/2016

Advances in Digital Medicine - 01/27/2016 12:00 PM
CITRIS at UC Berkeley, Berkeley

Technology and the Transforming Human Perception - 01/27/2016 06:00 PM
Commonwealth Club, San Francisco

Handling Your Feelings About Climate Change - 01/27/2016 06:30 PM
Commonwealth Club, San Francisco

Rocks and Minerals of Importance to the Native Americans of the San Francisco Bay Area - 01/27/2016 07:00 PM
Hillview Community Center, Los Altos

'Forbidden Phenotypes': Are There Limits to Evolution? - 01/27/2016 07:00 PM
Science Buzz Cafe, Sebastopol

Data-driven medicine: the California Kids Cancer Comparison Project - 01/27/2016 07:30 PM
Science on Tap, Santa Cruz

Thursday, 01/28/2016

The Restoration of the Gardens at Alcatraz - 01/28/2016 10:00 AM
UC Botanical Garden, Berkeley

Sleep Like a Baby: Myths About Insomnia and Aging - 01/28/2016 03:00 PM
Stanford Hospital Health Library, Palo Alto

SF Beer Week NightLife - 01/28/2016 06:00 PM
California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco

Remaking the Planet - 01/28/2016 06:30 PM
Commonwealth Club, San Francisco

The Last Land: How humans changed erosion in Hawaii - 01/28/2016 07:00 PM
USGS Evening Public Lecture Series, Menlo Park

Full-Spectrum Science with Ron Hipschman: Radioactivity - 01/28/2016 08:00 PM
Exploratorium, San Francisco

Friday, 01/29/2016

She's Geeky Bay Area 2016 - 01/29/2016 08:15 AM
Computer History Museum, Mountain View

Saturday, 01/30/2016

She's Geeky Bay Area 2016 - 01/30/2016 08:15 AM
Computer History Museum, Mountain View

Guided Nature Walk - 01/30/2016 09:30 AM
Bouverie Preserve, Glen Ellen

Youth for the Environment and Sustainability (YES) Conference - 01/30/2016 10:00 AM
Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley

Weird and Wonderful Things in the Arid Greenhouse Collection - 01/30/2016 10:00 AM
San Francisco Botanical Garden, San Francisco

Science Saturday: Migration Madness - 01/30/2016 11:00 AM
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, Pacific Grove

Digital Design and Laser Cutting/Engraving Workshop for Educators - 01/30/2016 11:00 AM
OakLabs, Oakland

John Reber, the Man with Grand Ideas - 01/30/2016 08:00 PM
Bay Model Visitors Center, Sausalito

Sunday, 01/31/2016

Robotics and the Future with David Calkins - 01/31/2016 02:00 PM
Civic Center Library, Livermore

You Be the Chemist Challenge - grades 5-8 - 01/31/2016 02:30 PM
Presidio Library, San Francisco

Monday, 02/01/2016

Carbon Capture and Storage: How Policy and Finance Can Help - 02/01/2016 04:30 PM
Stanford University Energy Seminar, Stanford

Exploring how the universe began (mini-course lecture 1 of 2) - 02/01/2016 07:00 PM
Hewlett Teaching Center, Stanford
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