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Biology in the Pub: songs, stories and sex


This Saturday night, Smiths Alternative Bookshop is hosting a live science-based event. For those who can’t make it — perhaps you live in the US or China — we’ll put video footage up later. Much later, we’ve barely started editing the PAXAus videos. It’s best to come to the live event.
Biology in the Pub

Songs, stories, sex and dissections, a night of biology at its best!  Eight snappy presentations from all over the world of biology with relaxing beverages, in the relaxed setting of Smiths Alternative Bookshop.

DATE: Saturday November 19, 2016 

TIME: 7.00 – 9.00 PM 

VENUE: Smiths Alternative bookshop, Civic

COST (for audience): $10 

REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL – http://www.smithsalternative.com/events/biology-in-the-pub-24989 

Erin Walsh (Biology@ANU) loves you for your brain, especially your corpus callosum, and she wants to analyse it in a special new way (that she promises does not involve a scalpel).

Ceridwen Fraser (Fenner School@ANU) was named ACT Scientist of the Year for her Antarctic research. So when she says kelp is really interesting, we believe her!

Sex and Death in the Universe – all in a day’s work for Astrobiologist Charley Lineweaver (Astronomy@ANU), who’s on the hunt for life on other planets.

Evolutionary biologist Nick Matzke (Biology@ANU) has analysed anti-evolution policies in the US. Guess what, they’ve evolved!

Josh Chu-Tan (John Curtin Medical@ANU) is studying gene therapies that could halt the ageing process, at least in your eyes. He’s targeting the root cause of macular degeneration. 

Imagine you’re a bird living in the peaceful bush and then humans turn up and start making a whole lot of noise. That’s what Dominique Potvin (Biology@ANU) studies – apparently the birds want us to shut up. 

Physicist Phil Dooley (Phil Up On Science & ANU) is bringing along some amazing technology for analysing waves. They’re called ears and eyes.

Ecologist and hip hop artist Dave Wong (AKA Diplo D) is gonna get you thinking like a lizard.

Bookings essential!

Nalini is an award-winning writer and artist as well as managing editor of Dark Matter Zine.


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