Space and Alcohol
Jul
26
7:00 pm19:00

Space and Alcohol

  • Freewheel Brewing Company

Come and join us for our first event after the 2017 Festival at our favorite Freewheel Brewing Company! Celebrate SV beer week, with their amazing selection and raise a glass to Science!

This month, hear about planets in other star systems and then learn why alcohol causes facial flushing in East Asians

  • Food and drinks available for purchase

  • Family friendly — don't hesitate to bring your kids

 

Prospects for exoplanet exploration around nearby stars

Eduardo Bendek

Research Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center

In this talk, I will describe the technology necessary to find planets around nearby stars and assess if they could harbor life. I will focus on the Alpha Centauri system, which is the closest star system that at least has one Earth-like planet, Proxima b. Also, I will describe Public and private endeavors to explore this star system.

Developing personalized medical approach for the East Asians

Dr. Pritam Sinha Roy

Postdocs at Stanford, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

Many East Asians show a physiological response to drinking alcohol that includes facial flushing (Asian flushing) and nausea. This so called response is due to the inability to metabolize chemical components of alcohol, which leads to various disorders including stroke, Alzheimer and cardiovascular diseases. Our goal is to develop personalized medical approach for the East Asian patients as a standard practice in the precision medicine era.


SF Bay Area grand finale: Wonders of Science
Apr
29
3:00 pm15:00

SF Bay Area grand finale: Wonders of Science

  • Innovation Hangar @Palace of Fine Arts

We are concluding our week long taste of science festival with grand finale event. We will have an afternoon full of demonstrations on interaction of biomolecules, dark matter and dark energy, and living fluid mechanisms. And then, a lesson on vaccines!

San Francisco: Medicine & Music
Apr
28
7:30 pm19:30

San Francisco: Medicine & Music

  • The Purple Onion at Kell's

Join Taste of Science at The Purple Onion at Kell’s to hear about the power of music in health and healing, and how important genetic differences in health can be.

Redwood City: Brain and Genetics
Apr
28
7:00 pm19:00

Redwood City: Brain and Genetics

  • Cyclismo Cafe

Want to learn more about your brain? Come and listen to our scientists at the very nice Cyclismo Cafe. After some brain activities, relax with your friends while listening to Valerio's song and guitar.

San Francisco: Climate Change
Apr
27
7:30 pm19:30

San Francisco: Climate Change

  • TechShop Gallery

Priya Shukla and Yogi Hendlin will present the effects of Climate Change on our planet, and Tom MCFadden will lighten the mood with a spectacular science rap performance at the TechShop.

Palo Alto: Climate change
Apr
27
7:00 pm19:00

Palo Alto: Climate change

  • Scotty's Bar

Come and learn some facts about climate change from the expert- Katharine Mach. See a live demo of how climate change is affecting marine life by Lorraine Ling. 

Redwood City: Shrooms and Alcohol
Apr
26
7:00 pm19:00

Redwood City: Shrooms and Alcohol

  • Freewheel Brewing

We will build things with mushrooms, learn about a 5000-year-old beer recipe and hear our singing scientists -The Ten thousand Ways, all this while sipping Freewheel's beer!

There will be some amazing prizes to win!!

Mountain View: Sleep and Ancient mummies
Apr
25
7:00 pm19:00

Mountain View: Sleep and Ancient mummies

  • Molly Magees

From ancient DNA to the human sleep, you will learn a lot about your body at this event! Hear about Europe's oldest known natural human mummy and then satisy all your curiosities about sleep.

San Francisco: Space Exploration
Apr
24
7:30 pm19:30

San Francisco: Space Exploration

  • PianoFight

Join Taste of Science at PianoFight for a night focused on space! Marcia Fiamengo a NASA Ambassador and Virgin Galactic Future Astronaut will speak about the importance of space exploration. Miguel Ramahlo-Santos, an associate professor at UCSF, will explain what he has learned from stem cells to open the possibility of suspended animation. Following the talks, we will have Science Trivia at the bar hosted by the Stanford Complexity club!

San Francisco: Neuroscience & Storytelling
Apr
23
4:00 pm16:00

San Francisco: Neuroscience & Storytelling

  • Laughing Monk Brewery

Why do we love stories? Matthew Luhn and Sarah Hillenbrand, experts in storytelling and neuroscience, will explain why and how our brains respond to stories at The Laughing Monk Brewery.