Drinking Rationally at Mr Tramps (on Research)

Monday, August 8, 2019

Come join us to eat, drink, and solve the world’s problems. There is limited parking available. It’s okay to park in the Target parking lot, but make sure to read the signs for other businesses that don’t want you to park in their space. Menu: https://mistertramps.com/menu/

Moveable Feast at Kim Phung on N. Lamar

Monday, September 9, 2018

Join us for Vietnamese/Chinese cuisine. They have a wide range of selections – so wide the full menu is not available online. Their blurb:Kim Phung Restaurant is a cornerstone in the Austin community and has been recognized for its outstanding Chinese cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff. Our Chinese restaurant is known for its modern …

Hot Science Cool Talks: A Taste for the Beautiful

Friday, November 11, 2018

Presented by the Environmental Science Institute of UT Austin. Pre-lecture events start at 5:30 and lecture starts at 7 pm. A Taste for the BeautifulDr. Michael J. RyanProfessor, Integrative BiologyUniversity of TexasWhy do animals perceive certain traits as beautiful and others not? While Darwin explained why the animal world abounds in stunning beauty, he struggled …

Hot Science Cool Talks: Fire Ants, Crazy Ants, and Zombie Ants

Friday, October 10, 2018

Presented by the Environmental Science Institute of UT Austin. Pre-lecture events start at 5:30 and lecture starts at 7 pm. Fire Ants, Crazy Ants & Zombie AntsDr. Rob PlowesThe red imported fire ant is an invasive species in Texas that can produce life-threatening allergic reactions in people, and has major costs to the agricultural economy …

Non-fiction book: Who We Are and How We Got Here

Tuesday, September 9, 2018

First 2 paragraphs of The Guardian review:Arrival of Beaker folk changed Britain for ever, ancient DNA study shows”, ran a Guardian headline in February, concerning the people whose ancestry lay in central Europe and further east to the steppes. Now comes the author of that study, Harvard geneticist David Reich, with his book that gives …

Hot Science Cool Talks from UT ESI: Hurricane Harvey

Friday, September 9, 2018

Pre-lecture exhibits start at 5:30 pm. Lecture starts at 7. What is the talk about?Hurricane Harvey was the most significant severe storm of 3-5 days duration in United States history, raining 50 inches or more in parts of Texas. A new National Water Model can forecast water flow in streams and rivers similar to how …

Discussion: Does AI explain why atheism is unpopular?

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The Atlantic ran an article about AI and the unpopularity of atheism. Here is a link to it: https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/07/artificial-intelligence-religion-atheism/565076/