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SCONC Drink-n-Think #1 — Thursday, Nov. 9 in Durham

SCONC is announcing a new series called Drink-N-Think! For our first session, we’ll discuss “Slack and Spark: Online Community-Building Tools to Facilitate Communication and Collaboration” This will be a hands-on workshop exploring two software tools (Slack and Cisco Spark) which … Continue reading

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Pizza Lunch Resumes! “A Tour of Solar System Geology”

Earth is the best studied planetary body in the Solar System, but it’s by no means the only one that’s interesting. From roiling clouds of sulfuric acid on Venus, to jets of organic-rich water at Saturn’s moon Enceladus, and the … Continue reading

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Periodic Tables in Durham – Art and Science

Durham’s science cafe, Periodic Tables, is back in business after a summer hiatus. The 2017-18 season kicks off with highly entertaining Duke Biologist Sönke Johnsen, who took a crooked path to becoming a scientist studying light, vision and camouflage in deep sea … Continue reading

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Science in the Movies: Dinosaurs and Paleontologists  

Why is Hollywood so captivated by dinosaurs? How accurately are paleontologists portrayed on the silver screen? And, most importantly, what is the “lysine contingency”? Learn everything you ever wanted to know about Hollywood’s take on dinos (cinemasaurs?) from a panel … Continue reading

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Inaugural SCONC Happy Hour! May 25, 2017

Please see our event listing on Facebook, check in there, and then friend us or something!

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Science Night at the Movies – April 13

SCONC is proud to present our third SCIENCE NIGHT AT THE MOVIES! 7-8:30 p.m., Thursday, April 13 Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, 308 Research Drive (FREE PARKING! under the Bryan Research Building. MAP) The theme this time is Mental Health … Continue reading

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Give Us a Piece of Your Mind, Maybe Win Some Swag

Just how many SCONCs are out there? What do you want from us? Now’s your chance to contribute to SCONC’s future by answering a few questions, sharing your thoughts, and entering your contact info for a chance to win some … Continue reading

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Baby SCONCs Testing Their Legs

We’re proud to announce nine new student members of SCONC, all students of the North Carolina School of Math and Science in Durham, who have produced a series of blog posts on Duke researchers for the Duke Research Blog.  NCSSM … Continue reading

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Fear and Resistance – Motorco in Durham, Dec. 13

Please join Duke’s Science and Society program for a double-header event!  Tuesday, Dec. 13, 7 – 8p.m. @Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham Periodic Tables: Car crashes! Death! Cancer! Crime! Things We Fear and How Science Can Help Fear … Continue reading

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Science in the Movies: BUGS! !

Please join us for “BUGS: FEAR, FASCINATION AND FANTASY”, a free and open-to-the-public event at NC State University. 7 -8:30 p.m Tuesday, September 13th in the James B. Hunt Jr. Library Auditorium at NC State University’s Centennial Campus This is the second event in … Continue reading

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