From Penguins to Plankton: The Impacts of Climate Change on the Antarctic Peninsula
With James McClintock, PhD, Endowed University Professor of Polar and Marine Biology at the University of Alabama
Doors Open @ 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation
McClintock will present an overview of the dramatic ongoing impacts of climate change on the Antarctic Peninsula based largely on his popular book Lost Antarctica – Adventures in a Disappearing Land. His presentation will begin with his personal descriptions of the retreat of the glaciers, the disintegration of massive ice sheets,...
With Stacy Allison, the 1st American woman to climb Mt. Everest and Dr. Steve Boyer, retired ER Physician and Experienced Mountaineer.
High mountains of the world present one of the most unforgiving environments on Earth. What does it take to survive arctic temperatures, hurricane force winds, or seemingly bottomless crevasses, when the life blood is being sucked out of you by the effects of altitude? You've all seen the movies and read the books, tonight we'll talk about what it really feels like to encounter the effects of stress and altitude on our minds and bodies. Join...
A Vole Walks Into A Bar…What Animals Tell Us About Social Drinking
Social relationships play a powerful role to both promote and inhibit alcohol drinking. Likewise, alcohol drinking can make us more social, but can also be quite harmful to personal relationships. Studying social animals in the laboratory may help us identify the biological underpinnings of these interactions between alcohol and social environment.
This talk will primarily focus on recent research in the prairie vole, a monogamous rodent species. Monogamy includes pair bonding and biparental care, and while...
Cognitive scientist Steven Pinker has a lot of opinions about writing, and in The Sense of Style (Penguin), he rethinks the usage guide for the 21st century. Pinker applies insights from the sciences of language and mind to the challenge of crafting clear, coherent, and stylish prose.
Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!
Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge! Time: Doors open at 6:00pm, event starts 7:00pm