The Science Scene

Thursday, December 18
Newtonmas 2014

"Nerd Nite Atl." Come on down and hear some great talks and hang with some great folks. This months topics include the origin of costumes and how our immune systems protect us. At 8 pm at Manuel's Tavern.

Saturday, December 27

"Atlanta Science Tavern's Science Trivia Challenge: Newtonmas 2014." A team trivia competition to celebrate Isaac Newton's birthday (which is actually the 25th).  All of the questions are multiple-part questions of varying degrees of difficulty. This gives every team an opportunity to participate in every question, while allowing those with special expertise to distinguish themselves. Prizes will be awarded in the form of gift certificates. At 7:30 pm at Manuel's Tavern.

Saturday, February 7

"The Power of Poison." Opening of an exhibit at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History that explores poison's role in nature, myth and human health: As a defense against predators, source of strength, or lethal weapon-turned-lifesaving treatment.

Ongoing events

"Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear." Are you curious about coulrophobia? Paranoid about pyrophobia? Avidly avoiding avidophobia? A special exhibit at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History examines the physiological, neurological and sociological aspects of fear. Through January 4, 2015.

"When the Emory Unit Went to War." An exhibition featuring the stories of Emory doctors, nurses and enlisted men who comprised Base Hospital 43 during War War I and World War II. At the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library through March 30, 2015.

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For more events, click on links to Emory calendars:

Center for Ethics
Center for Mind, Brain and Culture
Department of Pharmacology
Frontiers in Neuroscience Seminars 
Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methods
Math and Computer Science
Rollins School of Public Health
School of Medicine: Medical Grand Rounds