The World Science Festival may be over, but don’t worry, there are still plenty of events this week to satisfy your scientific curiosity. Here are just a few:
Resveratrol has been getting a lot of hype recently for its health benefits in cardiovascular disease, cancer, and aging, but the research with resveratrol is still in its infancy, and the compound has also promoted its fair share of controversy. Come out to the New York Academy of Sciences to discuss the science behind resveratrol. And if that’s not enough incentive, come out to try resveratrol out for yourself, in the form of red wine and dark chocolate.
On Wednesday evening, the American Museum of Natural History is hosting Sci Cafe. In this final installment for this season, neuroscientist Daniela Schiller will discuss the neural mechanisms of emotional control and flexibility and the possibility of changing fear memories.
Thursday night is our monthly SoNYC event. This month, the theme is “Reaching out of the Ivory Tower”. A panel of scientists will discuss the various media that scientists can use to reach out to the public and how they balance a research career with scientific outreach. For more about “Reaching out of the Ivory Tower”, check out our series of posts over at Soapbox Science or follow the Twitter hashtag #reachingoutsci.
Check out our Google calendar below for other science events around the city, and if there’s an event that you’d like us to add to our calendar, let us know!