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Night Lab: The Science of Sex and Attraction and Kiss-In

Night Lab, Chicago’s science series for adults, returns to Schubas just in time for Valentine’s Day. Molecular geneticist and cell biologist Stephanie Levi, Ph.D. will be demystifying the science behind love, lust, attraction and everything in between-and the audience will pick the topics. If you’ve ever wondered about differences in the brains of men and women during orgasm, the science behind breakups, or how pheromones-chemical signals that are processed by the nervous system and influence reproductive behavior-work, and what science is showing us about how they influence lust and love, come by for a drink and stay for the discussion.

Stephanie will share a statistical analysis of hookups and breakups on Facebook while you add your favorite songs to Night Lab’s first-ever make-out playlist. Take part in Chicago’s first kiss-in, where you can put science to the test. One lucky trivia winner will receive a copy of The Science of Kissing by Sheril Kirshenbaum and sexy gifts from Early to Bed. Scientific valentines will be on hand to exchange as we unravel the molecular mysteries behind love and lust.

February 13, 2011

7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Schubas (3159 North Southport Avenue)



Red Line to Belmont


Stephanie started Night Lab to bring science to the masses in November 2008.  It is designed to give non-scientists a short and sweet taste of science in their everyday lives-without turning it into science lite.  If you failed outta freshman bio, are afraid of math, or think physics is boring, Night Lab is for you.  Scientists are welcome too, of course!

Drop Stephanie a note at Night.Lab.Chicago@gmail.com with questions.


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Night Lab in Chicago Magazine!

The upcoming Night Lab on May 17th is being featured in the May issue of Chicago magazine!  The event covers all things molecular gastronomy-related.  I am writing my thesis and super-busy pulling the final details together, so won’t be posting a whole lot until after May 4 (Ph.D. Day!), but will be back in full effect with all the sweet science you can handle!

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Looking for Answers?

My choice of presidential candidate has been unambiguous for several months, but it was still very fascinating to learn a few months ago that presidential candidates had answered 14 questions on science posed by the Science Debate 2008 team. I was so super-interested in the whole thing because I’ve been wondering exactly how we’re planning on making a turnaround in the science world, and out came the September 25 issue of Nature, featuring McCain and Obama on the cover, with questions posed in the issue. There was only one problem: Most people don’t get Nature. Scientists get Nature.

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Political Science

In what is one of the most engrossing U.S. political elections in recent memory, science is taking a more prominent role than ever.  Where do the candidates stand on science and science policy?  Come find out this Sunday, November 2nd when we discuss the scientific policies of presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain.  IIT political Scientist Dr. Matthew Shapiro and University of Chicago ecology and evolutionary biologist Dr. Geoff Morris will be on hand to shed some light on the candidates’ current and projected science policy, talk about what it means for the future of science in the United States and abroad, and why science needs to be on your mind as you vote.

Hopleaf’s fabulous menu will be available, as well as their wide array of Belgian beers.

Hopleaf Bar (5148 N. Clark St., Chicago)

November 2, 7:00 PM


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