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Science Café

New for 2018: Science Café heads to the Happy Raven each month!
112 N 11th St., Lincoln, Nebraska

Free events for ages 21+ Cash bar available. Food available for purchase from the Gilded Swine.

Rescheduled for Tuesday, May 28 | 6:30-8:00pm
The Mammoth in Our Closet
with Kate Lyons, Assistant Professor, UNL School of Biological Sciences

As recently as 14,000 years ago, North America had a mammalian fauna that was richer than that of present day Africa and included megamammals such as mammoths, mastodons, lions, cheetah, giant ground sloths, giant camels, saber tooth cats, short-faced bears, giant armadillos, giant beavers, and more. Come and learn about this lost world and why they are no longer with us.
Tuesday, February 26 | 6:30-8:00pm
To Pluto and Beyond with New Horizons
with Dr. Nathaniel Cunningham, Associate Professor at Nebraska Wesleyan University

In January, NASA’s New Horizon’s spacecraft will fly by the mysterious outer-solor-system body nicknamed “Ultima Thule”. Approximately four billion miles from Earth, this is the farthest space probe flyby in history. Come learn about New Horizon’s most recent close encounter in the Kuiper Belt.
Tuesday, March 26 | 6:30-8:00pm
How Not to be Eaten
with Tyler Corey, Ph.D. Candidate, School of Biological Sciences University of Nebraska-Lincoln

How much do you worry about being eaten? Most organisms live under the constant threat of predation, which has led to the evolution of diverse antipredator defenses. Come see some of the wild, wacky, and downright clever ways that the life around us avoids being eaten.
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