The Evolution of the Human Mind – CANCELED

American Museum of Natural History 56 West 81st St., New York, NY

NOTICE: After careful consideration, we have decided to cancel this event. It will be rescheduled for a later date.

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The Raw Truth About Cooking

American Museum of Natural History 56 West 81st St., New York, NY

Rachel Carmody explains how processing increases the calories we extract from food, ways this practice has given humans an evolutionary edge, and why it may present challenges for our present and future.

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Primate Palate: Orangutans, Obesity, and Human Evolution

American Museum of Natural History 56 West 81st St., New York, NY

How can studying what orangutans eat help us better understand the obesity epidemic in humans? Dr. Erin Vogel shares her research on wild orangutans in the tropical forests of Sumatra and Borneo, illuminating how their diet, behavior, and metabolism can provide insights into the human condition.

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Stress and Human Evolution

American Museum of Natural History 56 West 81st St., New York, NY

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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How “Paleo” is Your Diet?

American Museum of Natural History 56 West 81st St., New York, NY

Join molecular anthropologist Christina Warinner as she explores how scientists are reconstructing the ancestral human microbiome to better understand the lives and health of our ancestors and whether the popular “paleo” diet has any relation to real human history.

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Why Walk on Two Legs? The Pros and Cons of Bipedalism

American Museum of Natural History 56 West 81st St., New York, NY

Join us for an evening of science, cocktails and conversation at SciCafe at the American Museum of Natural History. Wednesday, April 1 at 7:00. Admission is free and registration is recommended. Walking on two legs, or ‘bipedalism’, is one of the key characteristics defining humans and our early ancestors. But what an odd way to walk […]

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