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March 2017

Nutrition in Wild Orangutans: Insights into Human Health

March 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030 United States

Primate dietary ecologist Dr. Erin Vogel will discuss how information from diet, behavior, and physiology can help us understand how orangutans are adapted for survival in Borneo’s forests and shed light on the current obesity epidemic in modern day humans.

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April 2017

Stress and Human Evolution

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024 United States

How does stress “get under the skin” to influence health? What about our evolutionary history causes our bodies to respond in this way? This talk will explore these questions by describing the biological mechanisms through which early life stress exposures influence later life biology and health.

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Making Things Meaningful in the Ice Age

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1104 S Wabash

Chicago, IL 60605 United States

The Leakey Foundation and the Chicago Council for Science and Technology will present a lecture on paleolithic art with Margaret Conkey.

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May 2017

Humankind: How Biology and Geography Shape Human Diversity

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr 94118
San Francisco, CA 94118 United States

What effects have other species had on the distribution of humans around the world, and what effect have we had, in turn, on their distribution? And how have human populations affected each other’s geography, even existence? Alexander Harcourt brings these topics together to help us understand why we are, what we are, where we are.

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