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East Bay Science Cafe: 50 Shades of Green (Bugs) | Berkeley

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE
La Peña Cultural Center | 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA

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CANCELLED: East Bay Science Cafe | Albany

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The East Bay Science Cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues and is held on the first Wednesday of every month at Cafe Valparaiso in Albany.

Join a casual evening of conversation with members of the scientific community presenting different topics each time and encouraging audience questions during and after the event.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Fifty Shades of Green | CANCELLED: East Bay Science Cafe | Albany

The Seven-Year Science Fair, or Fifty Shades of Green: True bugs, new species, and why I’m not smarter than a fifth grader.

Brad Balukjian is finishing up his Ph.D. in the department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at UC Berkeley.

“With 90% of the world’s 8 million or so insect species still undiscovered, the age of exploration is far from over. We now have the technological tools to more accurately document that biodiversity through a process called integrative taxonomy.

In my Ph.D., also known as the world’s longest science fair, I discovered 23 new species of plant bugs from the islands of Tahiti. I’ll talk about how I decided on what to call a species, why these species are important, and our best educated guesses about how new species formed.

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Cost: FREE
Categories: East Bay, Geek Event, Lectures & Workshops
Address: 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA