They abandoned the titles – such as “The Many Faces of Chocolate” — but they are still promoting the chemistry of cuisine at the Science and Cooking lectures at Harvard. This week sees a return visit from White House Pastry Chef Bill Yosses.
A busy night with a Science in the News lecture on Genetics, a talk on invasive species at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, and a session on “Crowdsourcing Innovation” at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge.
Another jam-packed night, highlighted by the Ig Nobles, the hilarious, quirky annual spoof with skits, music and awards for research like the gas-mask/bra. Sanders Theater at Harvard. Get Iggy and get tickets – if any remain. If not, check out the Quantified Self meet-up at the Asgard Irish Pub & Restaurant 350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge.
Rockin’ with Raptors Festival – Celebrate the tenth anniversary of the George Robert White Environmental Conservation Center. Hike the trails, enjoy lively entertainment provided by Branches Steel Orchestra, visit the petting zoo, see up close and learn about live raptors from Blue Hills Trailside Museum, and check out the exhibits and displays in Boston’s greenest municipal building.