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Saturday Morning Science is a series of one-hour long talks on various scientific topics. No science background is required, only enthusiasm for and an interest in science.
The talks are free and open to the public. If you want to know a bit more about science or if you are simply curious, come join us on Saturday morning.

We've had a total of 248 talks
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Amazing Maize: Corn Domestication and Breeding

Paula McSteen Paula McSteen, Biological Sciences

Maize was a wild grass less than 10,000 years ago, cultivated by farmers in central Mexico. Hear how maize domestication was discovered through research in anthropology, archaeology, population genetics, and evolutionary developmental biology.

10:30 a.m., April 19, 2014
Monsanto Auditorium
Bond Life Sciences Center

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