Talks take place on Saturdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Monsanto Auditorium, Bond Life Sciences Center, Corner of Rollins Road and College Avenue.
Technological advances have provided tremendous insight into the details of movement patterns of migratory birds. Here we show advances that provide information on individuals and populations as they move across the hemisphere.
Astronaut-turned-MU professor talks about the challenges of returning from space.
New vistas of nature and technology open up when we view objects with polarized light. We'll try out a hands-on activity during the talk; if available, bring your polarized sunglasses and a smartphone/iPad/laptop with you.
To a geologist, this can be a surprisingly complicated question. Learn about the rock cycle, the history of attempts to determine the age of the Earth, and how scientists finally measured the age of the Earth at 4.55 billion years.
Mercury in nature can become the dangerous neurotoxin methylmercury. The source of this toxin was recently discovered. Learn how this discovery will help make us all safer.
Our food supply is under constant pressure from microorganisms. This talk will focus on the impact of past and current plant disease epidemics on our landscape and our food supply.
Many problems occur with animals when a disaster strikes. By educating animal owners, there is a better chance of saving the entire family.
Skipping breakfast is a common yet unhealthy habit. In this talk, we'll look at evidence that shows eating a protein-rich breakfast improves appetite control, food intake regulation, and body weight management.
Fruit flies are revealing encouraging findings about human neurological disorders, including substance addiction, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, and fragile X syndrome. Learn what fruit flies can tell us about the human brain.
Americans have long used notions of picturesque beauty and ecology to imagine the forests of the American West. The result is a patchwork landscape that is both a cultural and natural creation.
Why has life coagulated into evolving beings we call organisms? Cooperation of the parts in service to the whole.