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Science events in Boston this week: Talks on BPA, sea turtles and DIY medical tech


A dilemma tonight for those who want to better understand science in the news. Three popular programs covering hot topics overlap. But, the Science for the Public event is taped for later airing on the WGBH website “Forum.”  The talk covers “Long-Term Health Threats of BPA and Other Endocrine Disruptors.”  Drs. Ana M. Soto and Carlos Sonnenschein of the Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology at Tufts University School of Medicine will speak.

Also on Tuesday, Dr. Jose Gomez-Marquez will be at the Tavern in the Square in Cambridge’s Porter Square to talk about DIY medical technology. For more details on the event — run by Harvard students as part of their Science in the News program — go to Science by the Pint page.

Finally on Tuesday, the New England Aquarium Harborside Learning Lab offers a talk on “Saving Sea Turtles in Costa Rica” by Didiher Chacon Chaverri, director of Latin American Programs for the Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network. Registration required.

All week

The period before classes start tend to be quiet in Boston. So, it’s a good time to take in one the region’s coastal science centers or the many ongoing exhibits in town. Click here for our listing and check back for updates


For the full Nature Boston calendar, click here.


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