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Tuesday, 11/21/17
  • The environmental context of early animal evolutionAnimals originated and evolved during one of the most unique times in Earth history - the Neoproterozoic Era. A large dataset of >10,000 Neoproterozoic-Paleozoic shale samples compiled by the Sedimentary Geochemistry and Paleoenvironments Project is interrogated here to better understand the landscape early animals inhabited. Using a space-for-time translation, animal ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Genome Downsizing Drove Physiological Novelty and the Global Dominance of Flowering PlantsSpeaker: Dr. Kevin Simonin, Department of Biology, San Francisco State University
    Where:  Rohnert Park Cost:  Free
Saturday, 11/25/17
  • Science Saturday: Magnificent MonarchsCelebrate the return of Pacific Grove's monarch butterfly population during Magnificent Monarchs.View live butterflies up close, create an origami monarch, have your face painted like a monarch, and learn more about these amazing insects that return to Pacific Grove every year.
    Where:  Pacific Grove Cost:  Free
  • Indicators That Fox Are in Your Area
    Do you sometimes see paw prints in mud or scat (poop) on the trails and assume that a dog left it? It could be from something else. Come along with me and I will show you how to distinguish and identify the markings of a gray fox. Gain some insights ...
    Where:  Freemont Cost:  Free
  • Jazz Under the Stars - CANCELEDCome peer through our telescopes and see craters on the Moon, the visible planets, star clusters, and more while we listen to CSM's very own KCSM Jazz 91 FM. Dress warmly.  Free parking in Marie Curie Lot 5.  Directions here.Editor's Note: This event was canceled due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
    Where:  San Mateo Cost:  Free
Sunday, 11/26/17
  • Full-Spectrum Science with Ron Hipschman: Making ColorExplore some of the many ways to make color - from neon signs to oil slicks to rainbows and more. Learn all about light, how it is made and interacts, and take home materials to build your own spectroscope. You’ll see color in a whole new light!Presentations at 1:00 and ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free with Admission to the Exploratorium
Monday, 11/27/17
  • Modeling Methane Hydrate across the Scales
    Methane hydrate is an ice-like substance abundantly present in deep ocean sediments and in the Arctic. Geoscientists recognize the tremendous importance of gas hydrate in the global carbon cycle and climate change, while reservoir engineers evaluate its potential as a possible energy source. For computational science the modeling of hydrate formation and ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Overinformativeness? Rationally Redundant ReferenceReferring is one of the most basic and prevalent uses of language. How do speakers choose from the wealth of referring expressions at their disposal?Rational theories of language use have come under attack for decades for not being able to account for the seemingly irrational overinformativeness ubiquitous in referring expressions. ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • A string theory embedding of 3d Bosonization
    Spekaer: Andreas Karch, Washington University
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • People and Robots Seminar - POSTPONEDSpeaker: Brian Gerkey, Open Source Robotics FoundationEditor's Note: This seminar has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Clean Energy Finance Panel Panelists: Jeffrey Ball, Scholar-in-Residence, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance; Lecturer, Stanford Law SchoolSoh Young In, Doctoral Candidate in Civil and Environmental EngineeringDan Reicher, Executive Director, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance; Professor of Practice, Stanford Law SchoolModerator: Alicia Seiger, Deputy Director, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Nerd Nite East Bay: Pilgrams, Shipping Cranes, Urban WineThanksgiving Sinners: True Stories of the Appalling Pilgrims This November, get your understand of the Pilgrim journey to Plymouth rocked. With a well-known origin story that turns out to be mostly false, the Pilgrims set sail with a cargo hold full of heresy, sedition and hanky panky, took a ...
    Where:  Oakland Cost:  $8 Advance, $10 at door
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