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  • When Science Bites Back!

    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    The New York Academy of Sciences

    Presented by Science & the City

      • Registration Closed

    From the pets we love to the rats we hate—the human condition is closely intertwined with animals. But while we relax at home with our pets, dedicated scientists are entering the not-always furry fray in order to learn more about how animals help shape our world.

    In this event, a panel of researchers with expertise in the structure of animal societies and their survival strategies in extreme conditions will bring you tales from the field. And unlike the internet, it's not all baby pandas and elephants making friends with puppies. These animal experts will discuss the real story of studying dogs, dolphins, elephants and many others. And in the process we'll go from your backyard to the aquarium to some of the most extreme environments in the world.

    *Reception to follow.

    Registration Pricing

    Member $15
    Student/Postdoc Member $15
    Nonmember $25
    Nonmember (Student / Postdoc / Resident / Fellow) $20

    This event is part of the Mis/Adventures in Science Series.

    In this three-part series you'll meet scientists whose research takes them outside the lab and into dangerous, accident-prone territory. Learn what to eat and not to eat in space, how to survive the deep freeze while still conducting research, and what happens when the animals you're studying aren't furry balls of love.

    Come exploring with us!

     • How to Make Eggs in Space, March 13, 2014
     • Snownado: Surviving Frozen Science, April 8, 2014
     • When Science Bites Back!, May 20, 2014

    Learn more.