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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Bound to be wonderful

Science cafés, which are part of an international, grass-roots movement, are billed as "live events that involve a face-to-face conversation with a scientist about current science topics." Locally, Foothills Brewing Company hosted one in March and is gearing up to host two more in April. Next up:
April 14th, 7 pm
Foothills Brewing Company

How the Bee Brain Grows Up

Susan Fahrbach presents studies that have shown that visiting flowers makes a bee brain larger. Discover evidence that similar changes occur in a human brain while practicing a new skill.

Discussion topics: Does a bigger brain mean a smarter bee? Does interacting with flowers make the human brain larger?

Admission: FREE


Susan's youngest and my oldest were in a karate class together a few years ago. On many evenings she regaled me with oddities of the insect world. She had, and I have to believe still has, a keen understanding of the hilariousness of the absurd detail.

Science Cafés
Susan Fahrbach
Foothills Brewing Company
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