Truthiness

SciSchmooze 1/31/21

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Dear Friends of Science,

[Beginning of rant]

Let’s face it - our education system is to blame for a citizenry where so many believe the election was stolenvaccinations are harmfulDemocrats are pedophilesAntifa led the Capitol attackastronauts never went to the moonmass shootings were stagedhomeopathy heals, and astrology reveals. Why? Because the skills to critically assess claims are rarely taught in our schools. Why? Largely because of concerns those skills might produce ‘bad citizens’, i.e. citizens who question parental and institutional authority; question community and national exceptionalism; question norms of privilege; question ethnic and religious stereotypes; might even question religious tenets. Besides, “there’s not enough time.”

Let’s fix this. Call, write, show up in person at your local high school; attend school board meetings. Ask if every student gets a thorough introduction to fallacies and biases and how to critically assess claims made by friends, podcasts, social media, advertisements, politicians, relatives, media outlets, etc.  Click on “Contact” above for more info.

[End of Rant]

The U.S. government’s inadequate response to the coronavirus pandemic and its downplaying the seriousness of the disease resulted in deaths that could have been avoided. We are thankfully past the latest peak of daily new COVID-19 cases and deaths, but we could be approaching another rise due to multiple new virus variants. Beware COVID ‘science by press release.’ In Miami last Thursday, COVID testing by man’s best friend was used for basketball fans. Virus pandemics are nothing new. We know of one that infected our ancestors about 18 million years ago.

Truthiness in science suffered under the previous Federal administration but things are certainly changing this year. Here are ten policy issues to watch. Most important for many of us is a return to policies that confront the climate crisis. ¿How about the idea of sucking CO2 straight out the atmosphere and using it to make jet fuel? Sounds silly, but if the process were sufficiently efficient, it could be carbon neutral - no need to take more fossil fuels out of the ground. Over the coming centuries, we will need to become finite material neutral - no need to mine any substance. Everything will need to be recycled. To understand why this will be necessary, consider the possibility that mankind will still be around hundreds of thousands of years from now. Finite resources - such as potassium - will be used up unless recycled.

About 14 million years ago, a meteor hit the earth creating a 24-kilometer wide crater. Great evidence for that is St. George’s Church in Nördlingen, Germany, built in the 15th century.

Benjamin Franklin is known for many accomplishments, but i just learned that he headed a committee to investigate fraud which became the first scientific investigation of the placebo effect.

My livestream picks for the week:

Next Stop: The Future of Freight - 9:00 AM Tuesday

Ask the Scientist - Kaho Tisthammer - 2:00 PM Wednesday

NightSchool: Seabirds - 7:00 PM Thursday

Virtual Telescope Viewing - 9:00 PM Friday

In July, i wrote about the success of an artificial intelligence program in winning a competition to predict the folding of a protein. ¿Did i overstate the success? Sabine Hossenfelder explains this story very clearly.

¿And what are we to do about artificial intelligence weapons

Keep informed. Keep safe.

David Almandsmith

Bay Area Skeptics board member

“Since one cannot defend a belief based on faith by persuading skeptics it is true, the faithful are apt to react to unbelief with rage, and may try to eliminate that affront to everything that makes their lives meaningful.”

-Steven Pinker, Cognitive Psychologist (1954 - )


Upcoming Events:
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Tuesday, 02/02/2021


Next Stop: The Future of Freight - Livestream - 02/02/2021 09:00 AM
swissnex

Hyperloop is currently under development by a number of startups across the world, with many governments and universities commissioning studies and creating preliminary designs for the system. Join the conversation with thought-leaders and experts from Silicon Valley and Europe to learn more about the future of transportation and how these new services will be integrated into the urban mobility landscape.

This panel brings together leading Cargo transport stakeholders to discuss the future opportunities and initiatives of using hyperloop services for the potential high-speed and sustainable transport of goods. Will hyperloop enable ultra-fast, on-demand deliveries of high-priority goods? Can this revolutionize logistics, support economic zones, and create thriving economic megaregions? These and more questions will be tackled during the live panel.

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Hydrologic aspects of rivers Down Under: from the coast to the Red Centre - Livestream - 02/02/2021 03:30 PM
UC Santa Cruz

Speaker: Margaret Shanafield, Flinders University, Australia

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Searching for Axion Dark Matter Below 1 micro-eV: the Dark Matter Radio - Livestream - 02/02/2021 04:30 PM
Stanford Applied Physics/Physics Colloquium

One of the most enduring mysteries in particle physics is the nature of the non-baryonic dark matter that makes up 85% of the matter in the universe. The QCD axion, originally proposed as a solution to the strong CP problem in QCD, is one of the most strongly motivated candidates for dark matter. In this talk, I will describe the search for QCD axion dark matter with mass below ~1 micro-eV. I will discuss fundamental limits on searches for QCD axion dark matter coupled to electromagnetism, subject to the Standard Quantum Limit, and the Dark Matter Radio, an optimized electromagnetic experiment to probe the QCD axion. I will highlight the role of quantum sensors in completing this search.

Speaker: Kent Irwin, Stanford Univ.

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Wednesday, 02/03/2021


Metal-Organic Frameworks: From Energy Storage to Drug Delivery - Livestream - 02/03/2021 12:00 PM
California Section American Chemical Society

Are you fascinated by crystals and porous materials? If this spark your curiosity, please come and join our lunch presentation by Prof. Adam Matzger from University of Michigan, an expert on porous materials and crystallization. In this presentation, Prof. Matzger will guide you through a journey of synthetic and functionalization strategies of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), as well as exploring the recent advances of MOFs in gas adsorption and their potential in drug encapsulation and delivery. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A.

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Ask the Scientist - Kaho Tisthammer - 02/03/2021 02:00 PM
Estuary & Ocean Science Center

How do scientists go from OMG to PhD? How do they turn their passion for science into their profession? What advice do they have for future scientists?

If you are a 5th-12th grade student, undergraduate, teacher or parent, join us to ask these questions and more in a Q&A session with our weekly Seminar speakers on Wednesdays from 2 - 2:30 PM.

Parents must give permission for children under 18 to participate.


Surviving in high-stress environments: Physiological and molecular responses of lobe coral - Livestream - 02/03/2021 03:30 PM
Estuary & Ocean Science Center

Coral reefs worldwide are under threats from human activities. Reduced water quality is one of the most pressing local threats to corals living in nearshore environments, especially in Hawaii. Some corals, however, thrive in such high-stress conditions, which suggest they may be adapted to the nearshore conditions. Using genetics, physiological assays, and molecular (proteomic) analysis, we investigated if and how corals surviving in the nearshore polluted areas have adapted to withstand sedimentation, pollutants, and other environmental stressors. The experimental results revealed that corals from higher-stress, nearshore habitats possessed greater resilience in the face of reduced water quality. These resilient individuals were also genetically different from coral colonies from nearby lower-stress offshore areas, suggesting that the nearshore corals are locally adapted to their environments. Our results provide insight into coral's adaptive potential and its underlying processes and reveal potential protein biomarkers that could be used to predict resiliency.

Speaker: Kaho Tisthammer, San Francisco State University

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Living With a Star/Viviendo con una estrella en línea : A Bilingual Conversation with NASA - 02/03/2021 04:00 PM
ExplOratorium

The Sun makes life possible on our planet, but we still have a lot to learn from our nearest star and how it affects us here on Earth. How do we even get close enough to study the Sun? What is space weather, and is it similar to the weather we experience on Earth? Join Exploratorium astronomers and physicists for a conversation in Spanish and English with experts from NASA about what we know about the Sun, what we hope to learn about it through the new Parker Solar Probe mission visiting the Sun’s atmosphere, and what we’re learning about space weather caused by the Sun and how it affects us on Earth.

El Sol hace posible la vida en nuestro planeta, pero todavía tenemos mucho que aprender de nuestra estrella más cercana y cómo nos afecta aquí en la Tierra. ¿Cómo podemos acercarnos cara a cara al Sol para estudiarlo? ¿Qué es el clima espacial y cómo se compara al clima que experimentamos en la Tierra? Únete a los astrónomos y físicos del Exploratorium para una conversación en español e inglés con expertos de la NASA sobre lo que sabemos sobre el Sol y lo que esperamos aprender a través de la nueva misión de la NASA Parker Solar Probe que ha llegado muy cerca de la atmósfera solar. Infórmate sobre el clima espacial causado por el Sol y cómo nos afecta en la Tierra.

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In pursuit of missing persons to achieve water and sanitation for all - Livestream - 02/03/2021 04:00 PM
Energy and Resources Group

We live in a world where over 800 million people lack basic drinking water services and more than four billion people lack access to safely managed sanitation. These people somehow go missing during the process of water and sanitation provision. My PhD journey at ERG has been a pursuit to find these missing persons. For years, I have followed practitioners, developed datasets, and dug through archives to shed light on the invisible people of infrastructure. In this talk, I will share highlights of my grad school experience as well as my dissertation research which aimed to make people more visible through new frameworks and pro-poor policy recommendations, while contributing to the scholarship of planning, administration, and development engineering.

Speaker: Christopher Hyun, California State Water Resources Control Board

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Cosmic Instability: How a Smooth Early Universe Grew into Everyone You Know - Livestream - 02/03/2021 07:00 PM
Silicon Valley Astronomy Series

Gravity made stars, stars made heavy elements, gravity and chemistry made planets, geology and biology made people, and people made telescopes.  What we would like to know is hard it all was, and could it happen elsewhere.  The James Webb Space Telescope, planned for launch in October 2021, will extend the discoveries of the Hubble with a much bigger mirror, cooled to low temperatures so it can observe infrared radiation. It will have detectors capable of observing a bumblebee at the distance of the Moon! Dr. Mather will show the telescope, describe its capabilities, and discuss what it might find.  We expect to see the history of the universe laid out before us, from the first luminous objects to our local neighborhood, and to answer questions like: How did the galaxies and black holes first form and grow?  Are there Earth-like planets out there?  How can we tell if they harbor life?

Speaker: Dr. John C. Mather is a Senior Astrophysicist and the Senior Project Scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope, at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

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Thursday, 02/04/2021


Bird Flight and Co-operative Aerodynamics - Livestream - 02/04/2021 10:30 AM
London Natural History Society

This talk is about how birds co-operate and the mechanisms they employ to save energy during flight. The distinctive V formation of bird flocks has long intrigued researchers and continues to attract both scientific and popular attention. Through the use of novel biologging technology, and by working with the reintroduction scheme of the critically endangered Northern Bald Ibis, studies have been performed on the relative positioning of individuals in a V-formation, and the co-operative aerodynamic interactions that take place, at a level and complexity not previously feasible.

Speaker: Steve Portugal

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Astronomy on Tap Santa Cruz: Photographing Far-Away Worlds- Livestream - 02/04/2021 06:30 PM
Astronomy on Tap

Since the 1990s, astronomers have discovered thousands of planets orbiting other stars in our galaxy, but most of these “exoplanets” are known only by their tell-tale effects on their sun’s light. A precious handful of these alien worlds, however, have been photographed using state-of-the-art equipment attached to the world’s largest telescopes, giving astronomers a new window into these planets’ atmospheres and origins. UCSC Professors Rebecca Jensen-Clem and Philip Hinz will discuss the remarkable technologies allowing astronomers to “see” other worlds - and, to study the supermassive black hole at our galaxy’s center.

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NightSchool: Seabirds - Livestream - 02/04/2021 07:00 PM
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco

Imagine breathing in that salty seaside air and come virtual birdwatching with us to explore the world of pelicans, gulls, waders, and other coastal birds.

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After Dark Online: Shaping Landscapes - 02/04/2021 07:00 PM
On Line

How has the Bay Area’s landscape been transformed by Black leaders? Tonight, hear about the ways in which Black Bay Area leaders, both past and present, have impacted and shaped local landscapes through changes to the physical environment and by advocating for equity in Black communities.This program features:

Based in Oakland, the Black Panther Party is well-known for changing the political landscape of the East Bay, but the Party also contributed to changes in the physical landscape that remain to this day. Join University of Southern California professor Dr. Alaina Morgan in using contemporary and historic photographs of sites used by the Party to consider this important shaping of the East Bay and the risks of collective amnesia that may come with a rapidly changing Oakland.

Hear from Ms. Margaret Gordon, the co-founder and co-director of the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project; Phoenix Armenta, community air liaison at the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project; and Dr. Teresa E. Munoz, an obstetrician-gynecologist with Climate Health Now, about how environmental inequities and environmental racism have been embedded in the local landscape, locally and beyond, and their leadership in the fight to support equitable access to healthy environments. 

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Friday, 02/05/2021


Fault roughness and earthquake rupture at plate boundary scales - Livestream - 02/05/2021 12:00 PM
UC Santa Cruz

Speaker: Nathaniel Miller, USGS

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Saturday, 02/06/2021


Zoom Opening Reception - Plants Illustrated 2021 - 02/06/2021 05:00 PM
UC Botanical Garden

Join us via Zoom to celebrate our 2021 virtual Plants Illustrated exhibit. We'll have members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists speaking as well as UC Botanical Garden staff. Bring along your favorite beverage to toast to this year's artists and their stunning work of extraordinary plants!

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Virtual Telescope Viewing - Livestream - 02/06/2021 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, 02/07/2021


Virtual Butterfly Walk: Color - 02/07/2021 11:00 AM
UC Botanical Garden

Join our resident caterpillar lady Sal Levinson and butterfly guy Sarab Seth for an illustrated slideshow about various aspects of color in the butterfly world.  We'll learn about structural color, camouflage, warning color, mimicry, and a lot more! Our fun Zoom event is suitable for all ages.

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Monday, 02/08/2021


Please in my backyard: Developing community-owned renewable energy - Livestream - 02/08/2021 11:30 AM
Stanford Energy

One challenge that renewable energy developers increasingly face  - particularly in land-restricted and urban areas - is community opposition to industrial development in their backyard. And when clean energy is installed, it rarely benefits low income communities and communities of color. At Shake Energy Collaborative, we are exploring a new way of developing renewable energy projects in partnership with disinvested communities so that the projects we build are not just tolerated by the neighbors but advocated for and owned by them. In this seminar, Iʻll share some of our successes in developing bi-directional relationships with communities in Fresno, CA and Molokaʻi, HI as well as some of our challenges in working with utilities to develop these communities’ visions. Iʻd love to discuss with all of you what our visions for the future of equitable energy looks like and what our respective roles will be in realizing it.

Speaker: Ali Andrews, Shake Energy Collaborative

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Serving Like an Organization: How Food-Service and Retail Workers Interpret Their Interactions With Customers - Livestream - 02/08/2021 12:00 PM
Berkeley Institute for Data Science

How do food-service and retail workers interpret interactions with customers? Researchers have identified many novel sociological processes, specific to service work, that seem to pull service workers in opposing directions, leaving them either better or worse off. In this talk, I argue that these opposing processes are not mutually exclusive. Due to the nature of the job, service workers may experience a series of divergent interactions with customers during their job tenure. In order to account for these conflicting experiences, I take an orientations approach - analyzing summative judgments about customers and their associations with job satisfaction. I draw on a novel dataset of over 15,000 job quality evaluations from 10 food-service and retail companies, collected from Glassdoor.com. This website allows workers to post written reviews of the pros and cons of their job, as well as to provide numeric ratings of their job quality. Qualitatively coding a subset of 1,000 reviews, I find that frontline workers express three distinct orientations towards customer interactions: an occupational orientation - where customers are an inescapable occupational hazard or benefit, an organizational orientation - where positive and negative interactions are a result of organizational strategies, or as a source of intrinsic satisfaction. Using computational text analysis, I code the remaining 14,000 reviews to investigate how occupational and organizational orientations towards customers are related to job ratings. I find that an organizational orientation is associated with more extreme ratings of the job.

Speaker: Adam Storer, UC Berkeley

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Stanford Symbolic Systems Forum : Julie Stanford - Livestream - 02/08/2021 02:30 PM
Stanford Symbolic Systems Forum

Speaker: Julie Stanford

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Biomass Energy and Natural Climate Solutions: A Meaningful Piece of the Solutions Portfolio - Livestream - 02/08/2021 04:00 PM
Stanford Energy Seminar

Most scenarios for ambitious decarbonization rely on photosynthesis-based technologies for a substantial fraction net GHG emissions reductions.  These technologies potentially contribute emissions reductions through providing low-emissions energy, coupling with CCS to produce energy with negative emissions, increasing the carbon content of the biosphere, or decreasing emissions from land-use change.  While all these options will be attractive at some scale, setting realistic targets is challenging, largely because the constraints and trade-offs for these technologies are so different than for other components of a decarbonization strategy.  In general, limits imposed by land and water requirements, challenges with governance and implementation, and sensitivity to climate change argue for the expectation that these technologies will provide a meaningful, but not dominant, fraction of the decarbonization solutions portfolio throughout the 21st century.

Speaker: Chris Field, Stanford Univ.

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From Particles to Power: How photons, electrons, and ions determine the efficiency of perovskite solar cells - Livestream - 02/08/2021 04:00 PM
What Physicists Do @ Sonoma State University

Speaker: Dr. Becky Belisle, Wellesley College


Moiré Magic - Livestream - 02/08/2021 04:15 PM
UC Berkeley

Moiré materials are formed when two-dimensional crystals are overlaid with a small difference in lattice constant or orientation.  When the two-dimensional crystals are semimetals or semiconductors, the low energy states of moiré materials are described by periodic continuum models and have the electronic properties of artificial crystals with lattice constants on the tens of nanometer scale, allowing the number of electrons per atom to be varied widely using electrical gates.   My talk will focus on the particular case of graphene bilayer moiré materials, which exhibit a rich set of strongly correlated electron states, including superconductors and insulating orbital magnets, when twisted close to a magic relative orientation angle at which the electron velocity at the Fermi level vanishes.   Electronic correlations in Magic Angle Twisted Bilayer Graphene (MAtBG) are strong because the low-energy moiré superlattice bands are very narrow and because the flat bands form an octet that is the direct product of spin, valley, and sublattice internal degrees of freedom.  I will discuss efforts, still very much in progress, to settle on answers to some of the following questions.  Does the flat-band dispersion that remains at the magic twist angle play a key role in controlling the phase diagram?  How does octet symmetry breaking depend on the moiré band filling factor? Is superconductivity in MAtBG mediated by electron-phonon interactions or by some other mechanism?

Speaker: Allan Macdonald, University of Texas at Austin

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Tuesday, 02/09/2021


Next Stop: The Future of Boring - Livestream - 02/09/2021 09:00 AM
swissnex

How will people travel in 20 years? Hyperloop is a proposed mode of transportation which consists of pods transported at high speed through the length of low-pressure tubes. These tubes are elevated off the ground due to a lack of air resistance or friction. The concept of using low-pressure or vacuum tubes as part of a transportation system has a long heritage.

Join the conversation with thought-leaders and experts from Silicon Valley and Europe to learn more about the future of transportation and how these new services will be integrated into the urban mobility landscape. We will discuss this with the Swiss Railways, which bring in expertise in tunnel construction and infrastructure, and with Eurotube, a Swiss Startup developing the infrastructure for hyperloop. During the panel, we will discuss how rail and hyperloop can learn from each other and thrive together. Topics like infrastructure heavy project management as well as innovation in mobility will be covered in the live panel as well.


New constraints on the post-LGM retreat of the Bindschadler Ice Stream from the Ross Sea continental shelf, Antarctica - Livestream - 02/09/2021 03:30 PM
UC Santa Cruz

Speaker: Phil Bart, Louisiana State University

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The Transformation: A Future History of the World from 02020 to 02050 - Livestream - 02/09/2021 05:00 PM
Long Now Foundation

A compelling case can be made that we are in the early stages of another tech and economic boom in the next 30 years that will help solve our era’s biggest challenges like climate change, and lead to a societal transformation that will be understood as civilizational change by the year 02100.

Peter Leyden has built the case for this extremely positive yet plausible scenario of the period from 02020 to 02050 as a sequel to the Wired cover story and book he co-authored with Long Now cofounder Peter Schwartz 25 years ago called The Long Boom: The Future History of the World 1980 to 2020.

His latest project, The Transformation, is an optimistic analysis on what lies ahead, based on deep interviews with 25 world-class experts looking at new technologies and long-term trends that are largely positive, and could come together in surprisingly synergistic ways.

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Wednesday, 02/10/2021


The Electric Golden State - Livestream - 02/10/2021 12:30 PM
SF Planning + Urban Research Assoc. (SPUR)

Buildings are responsible for a quarter of California’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Significantly reducing that percentage is a necessary component of the state’s attempt to meet its goal of carbon neutrality by 2045. While cities and counties have led the way in pushing policies to promote all-electric building construction, with the cities of San José and Oakland some of the newest to pass local legislation, state agencies are also advancing new decarbonization rules and standards. Come hear the latest updates on action being taken in Sacramento to improve the long term sustainability of California’s built environment.

+ Merrian Borgeson / Natural Resources Defense Council+ Ken Rider / California Energy Commission+ Rajinder Sahota / California Air Resources Board

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Sharing stories: How do we create experiences and pathways to help support a STEM identity? - Livestream - 02/10/2021 03:30 PM
Estuary & Ocean Science Center

Speaker:  Steve Kielar, Director of Education, Call of the Sea

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Wonderest: Neurobiology; Astrobiology - Livestream - 02/10/2021 08:00 PM
Wonderfest

Wonderfest Science Envoys are early-career researchers with special communication skills and aspirations. Following short talks on provocative modern science topics, these two Science Envoys will answer questions with insight and enthusiasm:

Stanford neuroscientist Neil Khosla on "The Neurobiology of Consolation" - Cooperation facilitates social bonding and supports group cohesion. What aspects of the brain might be involved in the evolution and expression of cooperpative behaviors, and how can we study this in the lab?UC Berkeley astronomer Erin Redwing on "The Astrobiology of Our Solar System" - What kinds of environments in our solar system could support life? What would that alien life look like, and what innovative approaches may help us discover it?

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Thursday, 02/11/2021


February LASER Event - Livestream - 02/11/2021 12:00 PM
LASER Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous


you are variations: a preliminary résumé - Livestream - 02/11/2021 12:00 PM
swissnex


How My Bluebird Study Grew My Love of Birds, Science, and Conservation - Livestream - 02/11/2021 05:00 PM
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory


Improving Batteries from the Atoms Up - Livestream - 02/11/2021 05:00 PM
SLAC Public Lecture


'Dammed to Extinction' - Film Screening and Panel Discussion - Livestream - 02/11/2021 06:30 PM
Estuary & Ocean Science Center


NightSchool: Ode to the Moon - Livestream - 02/11/2021 07:00 PM
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco


After Dark Online: Representation Through Visualization - Livestream - 02/11/2021 07:00 PM
ExplOratorium


From Junk to Genes: The birth of new miRNA genes in the human genome - Livestream - 02/11/2021 07:30 PM
Bay Area Skeptics


Friday, 02/12/2021


Hotspot in a Hotspot: Biodiversity in the Bay Area - Livestream - 02/12/2021 12:00 PM
Peninsula Open Space Trust


Near-nucleus activities of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko observed by Rosetta/OSIRIS - Livestream - 02/12/2021 12:00 PM
UC Santa Cruz


Saturday, 02/13/2021


Discovery Chemistry at Merck in the Bay Area - Livestream - 02/13/2021 10:30 AM
California Section American Chemical Society


A Most Interesting Problem: What Darwin's Descent of Man Got Right and Wrong about Human Evolution - Livestream - 02/13/2021 11:00 AM
The Leaky Foundation


Virtual Telescope Viewing - Livestream - 02/13/2021 09:00 PM
Chabot Space and Science Center


Monday, 02/15/2021


Not Necessarily Rocket Science Online - Livestream - 02/15/2021 04:00 PM
On Line


What Medical Physicists Do - Livestream - 02/15/2021 04:00 PM
What Physicists Do @ Sonoma State University