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Skeptics in the Pub with Ethan Brown, the Mathemagician

Posted on : 17-01-2012 | By : John | In : Event, Skeptics in the Pub

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A much better picture of Ethan

The Back of Ethan's HeadIf you attended the Skepticamp New Hampshire last October, you’ll fondly remember being astounded by Ethan Brown, the amazing Mathemagician. If you missed that chance, you can pay the big bucks to see him again at NECCS in April. Or you can see him for free right here in Cambridge this month at the elegant and comfortable Upstairs at Tommy Doyle’s Pub in Harvard Square. Ethan is the author of the popular and mystifying Cool Math Sfuff blog.

We will be meeting at the usual time and place (more or less), Upstairs at Tommy Doyle’s at 96 Winthrop Street (Harvard Square), on Monday, January 30, 2012 at 7:00 PM.

RSVP on our Facebook event page.

P.S. You can also follow Ethan on Twitter and join his Facebook fan page.

Book Club: Richard Wiseman’s “Paranormality”

Posted on : 15-01-2012 | By : John | In : Blog Post

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Our next book will be Richard Wiseman’s “Paranormality”. We will be meeting at the same Book Time, same Book Place, on Saturday, February 11. I’ll be updating this post with more details shortly.

Boston Skeptics’ Book Club Today!

Posted on : 14-01-2012 | By : Mary | In : Blog Post

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How do HeLas keep in touch? ... Cell Phones. OK, I know that was really bad, but did you know there are a dearth of jokes about HeLa cells?

 

Today we’re meeting in our usual conference room (#169 in the Northwest Building, 52 Oxford St, Harvard Campus, directions here) at 3pm to discuss HeLa cells and the life of Henrietta Lacks.
I don’t have any cell-themed treats to bring, but I will be making some yummy chocolate chip scones to go with John’s coffee! Everyone is welcome, and please bring a snack if you can. Skeptics away!