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September 2017
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Asexuality: Thinking Critically about Sexuality

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street
Glasgow, G2 7DA United Kingdom
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Since the turn of millennium, new sexual orientations have emerged. Asexuality is a sexual orientation defined by a lack of sexual attraction. Asexuality challenges many of the assumptions that Western societies hold about sex, love, and relationships. This talk will briefly introduce Asexuality, and then go on to describe the ways in which researchers have used Asexuality to think critically about sexuality, and contest many assumptions that we take for granted, including monogamy, sexual attraction, and romantic relationships. About the…

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The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets

The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets: Simon Singh

September 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Charles Wilson Building, Sir Charles Wilson Building
Glasgow, G12 United Kingdom
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Get your FREE tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-simpsons-and-their-mathematical-secrets-tickets-36925903371 Glasgow Skeptics are proud to host this special event in association with European Researchers' Night: Simon Singh, author of Fermat’s Last Theorem and Big Bang, delves into mathematical themes hidden in The Simpsons. Everyone knows that The Simpsons is the most successful show in television history, but very few people realise that its team of mathematically gifted writers have used the show to explore everything from calculus to geometry, from pi to game theory, and…

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October 2017

Crowd Sourcing Evidence Hunters: Sense About Science

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street
Glasgow, G2 7DA United Kingdom
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Every day, we hear claims about what is good for our health, bad for the environment, how to improve education, cut crime, and treat disease. Some of these claims are based on reliable evidence and scientific rigour. Many are not. These claims can't be regulated; every time one is debunked another pops up – like a game of whack-a-mole. So how can we make companies, politicians, commentators and official bodies accountable for the claims they make? If they want us…

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Petri-Dishing the Dirt: Astrobiology down a North-Yorkshire Mine

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street
Glasgow, G2 7DA United Kingdom
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Is there life on Mars? Lets go down a mine to find out!..Wait, what? Just outside of Whitby and 1,100 metres underground in the Boulby Underground Laboratory, Jennifer Wadsworth, a PhD physics student at the University of Edinburgh is researching how microbes can survive down there and how they might exist in similar extreme environments like on Mars. She's also using the Boulby caverns to test equipment that will be sent on the future 'ExoMars' Martian Rover mission to the…

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