Following the 2014 Ebola outbreak, global health experts explained all the ways the world wasn’t ready for a full-blown pandemic and, according to expert science journalist Shah, they're right. She’ll also insight into what a pending pandemic could look in the next two generations and, more importantly, what steps we can take to prevent it before it’s too late.
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Stages of puberty, learning to drive, joining the military, and registering to vote all occur during adolescence. According to adolescent psychology expert Steinberg, these and other factors make ages 13-20 a crucial stage of development, and today’s parenting styles need to adapt to best accommodate the changes taking place at this stage of life. Event details: http://www.townhallseattle.org/laurence-steinberg-adolescence-the-age-of-opportunity/
Climate change has been melting glaciers and causing drought worldwide–it’s also made a lot of money for a lot of people. National Geographic journalist McKenzie Funk explores the science of global warming, innovative engineering designs and the other ingenious ways people are profiting. Tickets: http://townhallseattle.org/mckenzie-funkgetting-rich-from-climate-change/
Trillions of neutrinos pass through our bodies every second, but they’re extremely difficult to study. Ray Jayawardhana’s new book Neutrino Hunters is the definitive account of their discovery, manipulation and many secrets. Tickets: http://townhallseattle.org/ray-jayawardhananailing-down-neutrinos/
Levitin (Your Brain on Music) has turned his focus to another mind-related topic--organization. He'll explain how to focus our brains to better manage this constant flow of information--from remembering our keys to excelling in the workplace--strengthen the brain’s capacity to remember, and, in the process, become better at everything we do.
A Psychologist Explains Why People Don't Give a Shit About Climate Change
Conveying environmental issues to the public has challenges, but according to Kahn, this is especially difficult when the facts are disseminated through the media. She'll share research on the communication of info before and after scientific reports have been published. Event details: http://www.townhallseattle.org/uw-science-now-chelsea-kahn-communicating-climate-change/
Nobel Laureate Peter Doherty, the author of "Their Fate is Our Fate" and "Pandemics," touches on two scientific topics crucial to our health—and our planets’—with a talk that ranges from puffins to pandemics. Tickets: http://townhallseattle.org/peter-dohertybirdlife-pandemics/
By analyzing the basic principles of mathematics, stand up mathematician Parker will use his trademark humor to explain why some people hate numbers, and give insight into how everyone can become a math-lover. Event details: http://www.townhallseattle.org/matt-parker-math-to-make-you-laugh/
More than 1,000 earthquakes occur annually in Washington. Hayes, of the U.S. Geological Survey, will discuss different ways of earthquake response and how best to reduce their disastrous effects. Event details: http://www.townhallseattle.org/gavin-hayesmitigating-disastersearthquake-response-in-the-21st-century/
Veteran science writer Andrew Lawler offers a glimpse at one of humanity’s oldest friends and food sources--the chicken. He’ll describe how this bird has transcended nations, culture, religion, and cuisine to become the most eaten–and dominant–domesticated animal that exists today.