Animals and the SciSchmooze

June 13, 2021

Hello again Science Fans!

Social media is chock full of cute videos of cats, dogs, and other critters doing funny things, being rescued, etc. The connections between humans and the rest of the animal kingdom are complex and not that well studied, when you consider the number of species out there.

So today, I’m starting off with a few stories that crossed my screen about those creatures with whom we share the planet.

Up first is Magawa, a mouse in Cambodia who has saved lives by sniffing out land mines. Magawa is retiring, hopefully to piles of cheese. Well deserved!

Our relationship with dogs is pretty special. While we can’t understand them directly, we can communicate. A new study says dogs are able to understand complex ideas that we take for granted, such as pointing, at a very early age.

Meanwhile, a pack of 15 elephants is wandering around China after escaping from a wildlife preserve last year, and the people of China can’t stop watching them. Elephants are, of course, equipped with a trunk, and a new study shows the biomechanics of how they use it for just abut everything. Warning, this is an in-depth research paper.

We’re all familiar with magic tricks, also known as slight-of-hand. A skilled magician can fool us into seeing things that aren’t. Not Eurasian jays!

The Western monarch butterfly population has dropped dramatically in the past few years. In an attempt to help the butterfly recover, 30,000 native milkweed plants will be planted in areas of California. This is the only plant these monarchs lay their eggs on, and the only plant their caterpillars eat.

Moving to space, the Juno probe that is circling Jupiter just flew close to Ganymede, the solar system’s largest moon. Here’s what it saw.

The Perseverence rover continues to explore Mars. But it is not alone. The Chinese rover, Zhurong, returned its first pictures. Of course, they were selfies.

How many oceans are there on Earth? Four, you say? No longer! The National Geographic Society has decided to rename the waters surrounding Antarctica as the Southern Ocean.

The vaccines approved for the fight against COVID-19 so far are nothing short of amazing. Here’s an article explaining why mRNA vaccines may just be the start of a revolution in vaccines, and some of the people behind them. But even with such a successful vaccine in use now, a different type of COVID vaccine is on the horizion with promissing benefits.

We occasionally point out the absurd, and I’ve got a couple of doozies for you this week. First, there’s Rep. Louie Gohmert (R - Texas) asking a US Forest Service official if they could change the orbits of the Earth or moon to combat climate change. To start with, the Forest Service has nothing to do with space.

Then we have the nurse in Ohio who testified before the state Legislature, claiming that COVID vaccines make us magnetic. She attempted (and failed) to prove this using a key apparently made from aluminum. Yes, aluminum, which is not magnetic under normal circumstances.

While both those stories are funny in a sad way, here’s a video that I find funny in a good way. It has nothing to with Science though. Like many of you, I’ve found myself going down the YouTube rabbit hole during the past few months. I’ve found some truly interesting travel, music theory, aviation, and construction channels. Well, interesting to me anyway. More than once I’ve come up for air after several hours of watching these things after starting with the intention of just watching one episode.

This one is cultural and is a channel created by a German native who now lives in the US. I’ve found her observations on life in the US vs. Germany to be interesting. Her linguistic abilities put many native English speakers to shame. This particular episode is about some of the things that make English so difficult to learn for non-native English speakers, told in a humorous way. But any of her vlogs are worth a watch. Just beware of the rabbit hole.

Have a great week in Science!

Bob Siederer


Monday, 06/14/2021


Structural and biophysical characterization of function and aggregation in the extremely long-lived proteins of the eye lens - Livestream - 06/14/2021 05:00 PM
California Section American Chemical Society

The crystallin proteins that make up the refractive medium of the vertebrate eye lens must remain soluble and stable for a lifetime. These proteins maintain their short-range order without strong intermolecular interactions even at concentrations above 400 mg/mL in humans and closer to 1000 mg/mL in fish. Structural and biophysical studies in professor Martin’s group seek to discover how the crystallin function in the healthy lens and what happens when they aggregate, causing cataract disease. Professor Martin’s group has solved NMR and crystal structures for the structural lens protein human γS-crystallin and several aggregation-prone variants, including some associated with hereditary cataract and others that mimic age-related damage. Professor Martin will also discuss the development of new NMR instrumentation and methodology to investigate the transparent hydrogel state of concentrated crystallin proteins, which is difficult to study using standard techniques for either solid-state or solution NMR. The presentation will be followed by Q & A.

Speaker: Rachel Martin, UC Irvine


Slugs and Steins: Electric Planes, Trucks, and Automobiles: The Promise and Challenges of Energy Delivery - Liveatream - 06/14/2021 06:30 PM
Slugs and Steins

In consumer applications like electric automobiles, and especially in the astonishing new field of electric aircraft propulsion, high power storage density is essential. High reliability and fault tolerance are also critical attributes. In addition, global energy and environmental concerns call for more efficient and reliable energy conversion systems. This talk is an overview of these cutting-edge applications of power electronics, electronic converters, and electric motor drives in energy and power delivery systems. We will cover applications ranging from lower power energy harvesting and solid-state lighting, to electrified transportation and renewable energy systems.

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Venus: A Lost Habitable World? - Livestream - 06/14/2021 07:30 PM
California Academy of Sciences

Venus today is supremely uninhabitable. Yet it may have been the first planet in our solar system with conditions suitable for life! Just as we can learn about the evolution of civilization from archeological sites, Venus - our twin planet - has deep lessons for what makes our home planet unique. Its geology today may resemble Earth’s billions of years ago, when processes evolved that shaped Earth into a living world.


Tuesday, 06/15/2021


AIOps for Intelligent Cloud Operations - 06/15/2021 11:50 AM
Magnimind Academy

Production computing infrastructures, particularly multi-tenant cloud infrastructures, have become increasingly complex and require constant monitoring and maintenance. Cloud service providers are faced with the challenge of both high operation cost and daunting service downtime penalty. Existing monitoring tools continuously collect a large amount of metric and log data but still fail to answer the key operation questions about when and why a cloud infrastructure experiences a problem. In this talk, I will present a set of automatic system anomaly prediction and diagnosis techniques using unsupervised online learning methods. Our techniques can raise advance alerts before an anomaly affects the system and provide important clues on why an anomaly occurs. Furthermore, we can extract causal relationships among a large number of system components and anomalous events to facilitate automatic root cause analysis. We have tested our techniques more than hundreds of real system failures on more than a dozen production system. Our results show that we can increase anomaly detection coverage by 50% and reduce the false alarm rates by more than 95% and reduce the root cause analysis time from days to minutes.

11:40 am - 11:50 am Arrival and socializing

11:50 am - 12:00 pm Opening

12:00 pm - 12:50 pm Helen Gu, " AIOps for Intelligent Cloud Operations"

12:50 pm - 1:10 pm Q&A

Speaker: Helen Gu: InsightFinder Inc.

Please register here

Webinar ID: 839 8556 8755


Climate Change Panel Discussion - Livestream - 06/15/2021 12:00 PM
Audubon Canyon Ranch

Panelists: Fire Forward director Sasha Berleman, resident biologists and preserve managers Michelle Cooper and Gwen Heistand, resource ecologists Henry Inman and Jennifer Potts, and director of conservation science Nils Warnock.


Mother Trees and the Social Forest - Livestream - 06/15/2021 05:00 PM
Long Now Foundation

Forest Ecologist Suzanne Simard reveals that trees are part of a complex, interdependent circle of life; that forests are social, cooperative creatures connected through underground mycorrhizal networks by which trees communicate their vitality and vulnerabilities, and share and exchange resources and support.

Simard's extraordinary research and tenacious efforts to raise awareness on the interconnectedness of forest systems, both above and below ground, has revolutionized our understanding of forest ecology. This increasing knowledge is driving a call for more sustainable practices in forestry and land management, ones that develop strategies based on the forest as a whole entity, not on trees as isolated individuals.

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Two Talks: Popping the Science Bubble - Livestream - 06/15/2021 05:30 PM
Berkeley Public Library

Building a stronger postman: Improving the messenger RNAs (mRNAs)

Speaker: Teena Bajaj (Comparative Biochemistry)

Cat, Dog, or Higgs Boson? Can we train AI to recognize particles and save the future of fundamental physics?

Speaker: Daniel Murnane, Ph.D. (Computational Research Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

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Wednesday, 06/16/2021


Breakthroughs - A Refined Laser Method and Faster Matrix Multiplication - Livestream - 06/16/2021 10:00 AM
UC Berkeley

Matrix multiplication is one of the most basic linear algebraic operations outside elementary arithmetic. The study of matrix multiplication algorithms is very well motivated from practice, as the applications are plentiful. Matrix multiplication is also of great mathematical interest. Since Strassen's discovery in 1969 that n-by-n matrices can be multiplied asymptotically much faster than the brute-force O(n3) time algorithm, many fascinating techniques have been developed, incorporating ideas from computer science, combinatorics, and algebraic geometry.

The fastest algorithms over the last three decades have used Strassen's "laser method" and its optimization by Coppersmith and Winograd. The method has remained unchanged; the algorithms have differed in what the method was applied to. In recent work, joint with Josh Alman, we improve the method so that applying it to the same objects that the old method was applied to immediately yields faster algorithms. Using this new method, we obtain the theoretically fastest algorithm for matrix multiplication to date, with running time O(n2.37286).

This talk will give an overview of the main techniques and will also outline our recent improvement of the laser method.

Breakthroughs is a lecture series highlighting major new developments in theoretical computer science and is geared toward a scientific audience.

Speaker: Virginia Vassilevska Williams, Massachusets Institute of Technology

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Data Science Coast to Coast - Two talks - 06/16/2021 12:00 PM
Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Oceanic stirring and Mixing of Passive Scalars: A Novel Closure

Miguel Jimenez-Urias, Postdoctoral Fellow, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Johns Hopkins University

Blending Machine Learning and Physics to Improve Climate Models

Laure Zanna, Professor of Mathematics & Atmosphere/Ocean Science, New York University

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June LASER Event - Canceled - 06/16/2021 12:00 PM
LASER Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous


Rovers, Helicopters, and Ancient Martians: Why We Explore Mars - 06/16/2021 01:00 PM
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Dominican Univ.

With three countries sending missions to Mars in 2021, including the first Mars helicopter, there is new interest in the red planet. What do we know, and what do we hope to learn, about this alien world next-door?In this free, on-line program, Andrew Fraknoi will discuss the discoveries that revealed ancient Mars as a world much like the Earth, with lakes, rivers, and possibly the stirrings of life. Although Mars today is very different, since the small planet lost much of its atmosphere, we nevertheless hope to find evidence of past life - and a second genesis - on its sandy surface. Using beautiful color images from the latest space probes, Fraknoi will show us the beauty of Mars and how new probes are exploring it. No background in science is required.

Speaker: Andrew Fraknoi retired in 2017 as the Chair of the Astronomy Department at Foothill College, and now teaches non-credit astronomy courses for older adults at the OLLI program at SF State and The Fromm Institute at the University of San Francisco.

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An Astronomical Perspective on Globular Clusters, Binary Stars, and Planet Earth - Livestream - 06/16/2021 07:00 PM
San Francisco Amateur Astronomers

I will begin by sharing some results from my research on Globular Clusters, following a brief introduction to these fascinating and ancient structures.  In particular I will focus on the role that Binary Stars play in cluster dynamics and show some examples of how my students and I have been searching for these binaries using space-based observatories. I will also touch on some interesting connections between this work and the LIGO discoveries of binary black holes via gravitational waves.  Finally, I will describe ways in which the astronomical perspective can be harnessed in the struggle to preserve our planet's habitability, invite you to share your thoughts about this, and introduce Astronomers for Planet Earth, an organization that I helped to found in 2019.

Speaker: Adrienne Cool, San Francisco State University

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Thursday, 06/17/2021


Everything in motion: How our brains learn to control our bodies - Livestream - 06/17/2021 10:30 AM
The Royal Society

The effortless ease with which we move our arms, our eyes, even our lips when we speak masks the true complexity of the control processes involved. This is evident when we try to build machines to perform human control tasks. What sets us apart is our ability to learn new motor skills. Daniel Wolpert’s group has studied the computations involved in human motor learning and will describe the incredible computations our brains perform that allow us to acquire our extensive motor repertoire.

Speaker: Daniel Wolpert

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Midday Science Cafe - Synthetic Biology for a Sustainable Future - Livestream - 06/17/2021 12:00 PM
UC Berkeley

Speakers: Yuzhong Liu, UC Berkeley; Changman Kim, Berkeley Lab

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Plants, Bugs, and Molecules - An Introduction to the Chemistry of Insect-Plant Interactions - Livestream - 06/17/2021 01:00 PM
UC Botanical Garden

How do plants attract insects or keep them away? What composes the colors of insects or of plants, or how do insects communicate with each other?

Specific organic compounds determine whether insects are keen on feeding on plants or avoid them altogether. Some insects have learned to use plant compounds as their own defenses, and some plants use insects as nutritional supplements. Plant-insect interactions vitally affect our food supply, as in pollination of orchards or detrimentally in insect infestations of crops. Another important aspect of human uses of insects feeding on specific plants is silk production.

Speaker: Dr. Margareta Sequin

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Can We Get to Carbon Neutral Livestock Production? - Livestream - 06/17/2021 05:00 PM
Cafe Scientifique Silicon Valley

The livestock industry is responsible for 55% of anthropogenic methane emissions and about 4% of total greenhouse gas emissions in the state. California is committed to reducing methane emissions by 40% by 2030 (Senate Bill 1383) and achieving carbon neutrality by 2045. In his talk, Dr. Kebreab will discuss the various options we must explore if we are to reach this goal.

Speaker: Ermias Kebreab, UC Davis

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Madagascar’s Fragile Magic - Livestream - 06/17/2021 07:00 PM
Golden Gate Audubon Society

Eric Schroeder will take you on a tour of this amazing island, home to 308 species of birds, 108 of which are endemic. Endemism isn’t limited to individual species but, remarkably, extends to the family level; Madagascar has six endemic avian families: the mesites, the asities, the vangas, the tetras, the ground rollers, and the cuckoo roller (which has only one species - the Cuckoo-roller - in the family.)

Speaker: Eric Schroeder

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Micromitigation: Fighting Air Pollution with Activated Carbon - Livestream - 06/17/2021 07:00 PM
Counter Culture Labs

We would like to invite new members to join Counter Culture Labs' Micromitigation Meetup alternate Thursdays. We will be discussing ways to deploy existing adsorption technology using commodity granulated activated carbon for the mitigation of air pollution. 

We welcome those interested in both the environmental justice and technical engineering aspects of air quality.Please sign up by joining the Counter Culture Labs' Meetup group, then RSVPing for the event. Weblink provided after signup.


NightSchool: Down Under - Livestream - 06/17/2021 07:00 PM
California Academy of Sciences

Join us for a session dedicated to the unique wildlife and ecosystems of Australia. Tune in for stories about platypuses, flying-foxes, koalas, and wombats, and how these populations are faring while facing climate change, wildfires, and urban development. Also: Find out how wombats produce cube-shaped poop.

Wildlife photographer Doug Gimesy doesn’t have to travel far from home to find interesting conservation stories - it helps that his home is in southeastern Australia. He’ll talk about two of the fascinating animals that he’s covered close to his hometown of Melbourne - flying-foxes and platypuses.  Australia’s iconic koalas aren’t doing well. Dr. Christine Hosking, Conservation Planner at the University of Queensland, talks about the population’s plummeting numbers and the country’s recent bushfires, drought, and increased urban development that threaten them, and what conservation models are needed to avoid the species’ extinction.  To mark their territory, wombats build cairns with their cube-shaped poop. But how can their soft intestines make cubes in the first place? Dr. David Hu is an expert in the biomechanics of animal locomotion, and his lab at Georgia Tech recently won an Ig Nobel prize in physics for their work explaining just how it works - and how it might be applicable to the wider world.

Ages 21+


After Dark Online: Get Up, Stand Up: Organizing for Environmental Justice in Richmond - 06/17/2021 07:00 PM
ExplOratorium

Curious how long you’ll live? Studies suggest that the most accurate predictor is your zip code. 

Richmond, California has more asthma-related emergency room visits and hospitalizations than anywhere else in its county. These hospital visits are not equal between demographics: time and again, data shows that Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian American Pacific Islander, and other people of color are disproportionately impacted by Richmond’s environmental degradation. However, residents are fighting back. 

Join us for a dynamic conversation on the environmental racism struggles Richmond faces and the community organizations working to combat them. Hear from prominent Richmond environmental justice organizations about their work to connect with the land as a form of resistance - educating the public, empowering residents, shaping policy, and more. Join us in conversation as we dissect both issues and solutions.


Friday, 06/18/2021


Let's Eat Bugs, A Global Perspective on Entomophagy - Livestream - 06/18/2021 01:00 PM
UC Botanical Garden

Join Professor of Entomology at UC Riverside, Chow-Yang Lee for a presentation on the many ways and reasons humans eat insects. He'll cover the beneficial roles of insects, why they make a good choice for food, where and which insects are eaten, how they taste, challenges, economic and ecological benefits of eating insects, and much more!

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Power for Astronomy Away from Home - Livestream - 06/18/2021 07:30 PM
Tri-Valley Stargazers

Traveling to a secluded dark site gives us access to skies that we can only dream about at home. In addition to having to pack up and transport all of our equipment, we have to have a plan to provide the power needed to operate our mounts, cameras, computers, etc. in places where the convenience of a nearby AC outlet is nonexistent. The humble lead acid battery has served to supply power away from home for decades. In this presentation, we will answer the three most important questions required when planning for power away from home: 1) How Much Power Do I Need?; 2) What are My Power Supply Options?; 3) How Do I Connect Everything? We will discuss the latest trends in battery technology using lithium chemistries. And we will examine another trend using a centralized power distribution hub to manage and simplify power distribution to all of our equipment.

Speaker: Curtis Macchioni

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Saturday, 06/19/2021


Deep Prediction: Forecasting on Time Scales from Microseconds to Eons - Livestream - 06/19/2021 07:30 PM
Mount Tamalpias Astronomy Lectures

Scientific forecasts span a staggering breadth of time scales, and they range in precision from vague & qualitative to exact & quantitative. This presentation will provide an overview of predictability. We’ll look at examples drawn from trading, meteorology, celestial mechanics, and cosmology. Finally, we'll end with the latest research-based forecasts for what will happen to the Universe in the extremely distant future.

Speaker: Greg Laughlin, Yale University

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Virtual Telescope Viewing - Livestream - 06/19/2021 09:00 PM
Chabot Space and Science Center

Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck!

Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope. Weather permitting we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions.


Sunday, 06/20/2021


Science Sundays: Marine Mammals and Seabirds of the Southern Ocean - Livestream - 06/20/2021 01:30 PM
Seymour Science Center

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Monday, 06/21/2021


Ideas + Action 2021 - Opening Keynote with Dr. Robert Bullard - Livestream - 06/21/2021 10:00 AM
SF Planning + Urban Research Assoc. (SPUR)

Climate change is very real. In 2020, the United State alone faced 22 climate-driven disasters that each caused more than $1 billion in damages. California saw its worst fire season in modern history. The arctic experienced an unprecedented low in total sea ice. And the year capped off the hottest decade on record. Unless the world acts in unison, this new normal will continue to exacerbate, causing incalculable economic and societal ramifications. What hope do we have? Kick off Ideas + Action 2021 with a call to action on climate change with one of the originators of environmental justice about what we can do to create a sustainable and equitable future for future generations.

Speaker: Dr. Robert Bullard, formerly Texas Southern University


Bug Week! Noontime Zoom Talk - Backyard Creepy Crawlies - Livestream - 06/21/2021 12:00 PM
UC Botanical Garden

Do you think spiders are creepy? Most people do, even though the vast majority of spiders (and their relatives like scorpions and mites) are actually beneficial; only a few of these creatures are harmful to humans. Spiders, for example, are the most abundant terrestrial predators on earth and help control pest insects on agricultural crops and around the home. Learn about amazing spider adaptations such as the diversity of their silk structures, how they can 'fly' without wings, and how some catch fish. Join UCBG Docent Jan Washburn to discover the world of spiders and other backyard 'creepy crawlies’.

Speaker: Jan Washburn, UC Berkeley, retired

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Living on the Edge: The Future of Coastal Cities - Livestream - 06/21/2021 12:30 PM
SF Planning + Urban Research Assoc. (SPUR)

From Miami to Lagos and London to Shanghai, some of the world’s most vibrant cities are situated on coastlines in jeopardy of being lost to sea level rise in the coming decades, putting hundreds of millions of people - many of whom live in vulnerable communities - at risk. What do we lose when these cities become inundated by rising waters, and what are the policies and technologies that should be considered to ensure we can preserve a future for everyone?

Dr. Jennifer Jurado / Chief Resilience Office, Broward County, FloridaHeather Rock / Director of Climate Resilience, PG&EGiselle Sebag / Global Healthy and Sustainable Cities Consultant, Bloomberg AssociatesJainey Bavishi / Director of the Mayor's Office of Resiliency, ‎NYC Office of the MayorAllison Brooks / Executive Director, Bay Area Regional Collaborative


Ocean Trailblazers: Explorations, Discoveries, and Technologies of the Deep - Livestream - 06/21/2021 03:00 PM
Columbia University

The World Ocean is essential to life on Earth. It produces about half of the oxygen that sustains the planet, feeds and employs millions of people, and is pivotal to regulating the climate as it absorbs massive amounts of carbon dioxide. As important as the ocean is, much of it remains underexplored. Join us online for this month’s Earth Series Lecture, moderated by the Climate School's Founding Dean, Alex Halliday, in conversation with two of Columbia University’s leading ocean explorers, Sonya Dyrhman and Maya Tolstoy.


Tuesday, 06/22/2021


Circus of Science (Home Edition) - Livestream - 06/22/2021 11:00 AM
UC Merced


Putting a Price on Climate Risk = Livestream - 06/22/2021 12:30 PM
SF Planning + Urban Research Assoc. (SPUR)


Tour of a Cell and Molecular Biology Lab - Livestream - 06/22/2021 01:00 PM
UC Merced


The Next Act for Cap and Trade - Livestream - 06/22/2021 03:00 PM
SF Planning + Urban Research Assoc. (SPUR)


Bug Week! Zoom Behind the Scenes at the Essig Museum of Entomology - 06/22/2021 04:00 PM
UC Botanical Garden


Engaging With Public Audiences on Human Evolution - Livestream - 06/22/2021 05:00 PM
The Leaky Foundation


San Francisco Bay and Increased Use by Cetaceans: Conservation Success Stories and Challenges - Livestream - 06/22/2021 07:00 PM
American Cetacean Society


Wednesday, 06/23/2021


The Promise and Pitfalls of Capturing Carbon - Livestream - 06/23/2021 10:00 AM
SF Planning + Urban Research Assoc. (SPUR)


Bug Week! Zoom Family Program: Aquatic Insects - Livestream - 06/23/2021 11:00 AM
UC Botanical Garden


Aphids on Milkweeds - Livestream - 06/23/2021 12:00 PM
UC Botanical Garden


Ideas + Action 2021 - Workshop: Using Climate Data to Plan for California’s Future - Livestream - 06/23/2021 12:30 PM
SF Planning + Urban Research Assoc. (SPUR)


Building a Bacterial Carousel - Livestream - 06/23/2021 01:00 PM
UC Merced


Roadways to a Sustainable Future - Livestream - 06/23/2021 03:00 PM
SF Planning + Urban Research Assoc. (SPUR)


Ideas + Action 2021 - Closing Keynote with Bill McKibben - Livestream - 06/23/2021 05:00 PM
SF Planning + Urban Research Assoc. (SPUR)


June LASER Event - 06/23/2021 06:00 PM
LASER Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous


Monitoring COVID-19 in the San Francisco Bay Area through Sewershed Surveillance - Livestream - 06/23/2021 06:00 PM
UC Berkeley


SETI Talks: Is Oxygen Really a Biosignature? - Livestream - 06/23/2021 07:00 PM
SETI Institute


Thursday, 06/24/2021


Ethics in Research: How Far is Too Far? - Livestream - 06/24/2021 10:00 AM
UC Merced


How Would You Build a Machine that Sorts Cells? - Livestream - 06/24/2021 01:00 PM
UC Merced


Empowering Humanity Through Technology - Livestream - 06/24/2021 05:00 PM
Computer History Museum


'Wicked Bugs' with Amy Steward - Livestream - 06/24/2021 06:00 PM
UC Botanical Garden


One Water: A Look at Water Use and Reuse with Rachel Gaudoin - 06/24/2021 06:00 PM
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History Pacific Grove


NightLife - SOLD OUT - 06/24/2021 06:00 PM
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco


Exploring Galaxies in Our Cosmic Backyard - Livestream - 06/24/2021 06:30 PM
UC Riverside


Nightschool: Queering Science - Livestream - 06/24/2021 07:00 PM
California Academy of Sciences


After Dark Online: Pride - 06/24/2021 07:00 PM
ExplOratorium


Mount St. Helens Revisited: Lives Changed, Lessons Learned, and Legacies of the 1980 Eruptions - Livestream - 06/24/2021 07:00 PM
US Geological Survey Public Lecture Series


Friday, 06/25/2021


Taking Pictures of Molecules: How Do We See the Invisible World? - Livestream - 06/25/2021 10:00 AM
UC Merced


Living with Rattlesnakes - Livestream - 06/25/2021 12:00 PM
Peninsula Open Space Trust


All about Honeybees - Livestream - 06/25/2021 12:00 PM
UC Botanical Garden


How Would You Build a Machine that Sorts Cells? - Livestream - 06/25/2021 01:00 PM
UC Merced


Saturday, 06/26/2021


Wonderful, Wriggly Worms and How to Keep Them - Livestream - 06/26/2021 10:00 AM
UC Botanical Garden


Virtual Telescope Viewing - Livestream - 06/26/2021 09:00 PM
Chabot Space and Science Center


Sunday, 06/27/2021


Low Tide Ecology Program - 06/27/2021 09:30 AM
Environmental Volunteers EcoCenter Palo Alto


Virtual Butter Walk - 06/27/2021 11:00 AM
UC Botanical Garden