Mad Science: Lessons Learned Edition, Dec. 12 - 19
Post by Christie Taylor on 12/12/2012 5:00pm
*MJS (paywall): DNR proposes few alterations to wolf hunting rule.
*MJS (paywall): Democrats’ mining bill would give DNR 2 years to review proposals, move contested case hearings to after DNR decision.
*ABC: Wisconsin classroom has octopus as a pet. (video)
Ongoing until April 1: Fallout: The mixed blessing of radiation and the public health. Historical exhibit documenting the early uses and misuses of radiation and its evolution to bombs, power generation, and biomedical devices. Ebling Library, 3rd Floor Gallery. Free!
Wednesday Nite at the Lab: We are all lichens: Symbiosis and the restructuring of individuality. 7 - 8:15 p.m., Auditorium, 425 Henry Mall. Free!
A Turing test for free will: The role of randomness and determinism in free will, and the inherent unpredictability of our decisions. With MIT’s Seth Lloyd. 7 p.m., Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. Free!
Discovery! Thursday: How the turtle got its shell: Evolutionary biology, and how biologists approach it. 6:30 p.m., Lakeview Library. Free!
SoundWaves: The consequences of sequences: Scientists and musicians join forces to explain why patterns are so important in nature, covering disease progression, memory retention, and self expression. 7 p.m., Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. Free!
Wednesday, Dec. 19
Wednesday Nite at the Lab: Living longer through hormone replacement therapy. 7 - 8:15 p.m., Auditorium, 425 Henry Mall. Free!
Planetarium show: Season of Light: Holiday traditions and the discovery of many basic astronomy concepts. 6:30 and 7:45 p.m., Madison Metropolitan School District Planetarium, Memorial High School. $2.50.
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