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Super Humankind: How humans have adapted to thrive all over the world
Superheroes like Wonder Woman, Spiderman, and the X-Men spark the imagination: what if we could have super powers like these heroes? In fact, humans all over the world do have certain super powers! Thanks to genetic adaptation by natural selection and through cultural innovations, humans thrive in seemingly intolerable environments: at extremely high altitudes in the Himalayas; the freezing cold Arctic; and in toxic, arsenic-rich regions. In this presentation, we will explore these and other super human abilities, and see that humans really do have super powers!
Science Under the Stars has gone virtual! This semester all SUTS activities will be online, but we encourage you to participate outdoors under the stars in your backyard! (If wifi allows for it, of course.) October’s schedule is as follows:
We can’t wait to “see” y’all again and chat about science!
Science Under the Stars is a free public outreach lecture series based in Austin, Texas.
Check website for more details: https://scienceunderthestars.org/2020/09/24/october-1st-8th-christina-balentine/
Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 7:00pmVirtual Event
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