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August Events Calendar

Bring your curiosity and join The Leakey Foundation for two exciting free online programs.

August 17 – Neanderthals, Denisovans, and your genes

Lunch Break Science is a monthly livestreamed web series that feeds your brain with short talks and engaging interviews about human evolution.

Tune in to Lunch Break Science on August 17 at 11:00 am Pacific to meet Dr. Fernando Villanea and learn about exciting new research on Neanderthal and Denisovan ancestry in indigenous North, South, and Central American populations. He will share how these genes helped people adapt to the novel environments found on the American continent and how they impact our health today. He’ll also answer your questions in a live Q&A session.

There are several ways to join the Lunch Break Science fun:

August 23 – Survival of the Friendliest

What if the secret to “survival of the fittest” isn’t strength, smarts, or power but rather the ability to connect and cooperate?

Join evolutionary anthropologist and bestselling author Dr. Brian Hare and discover how cooperation and sociability have shaped the success of species like dogs, bonobos, and especially us humans.

With compelling examples from recent research, Dr. Hare will explore the links between friendliness, survival, and evolution. The online talk will be followed by an interactive Q&A and a chance to hang out and discuss big ideas with other curious minds in lively breakout room group chats.

This free event is hosted by The Leakey Foundation’s Young Professionals Group, a growing community of science supporters and evolution enthusiasts.

Click here to register!

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