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Town Hall Seattle: Science Series

Town Hall’s Science series is dedicated to understanding the world around us. Whether we’re hearing from a legendary physicist or a UW graduate student, the Science series explores math, biology, chemistry, the environment, and so much more.

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Oct 31, 2019

Thanks to the relatively new science of epigenetics, we now know that the experiences of previous generations have a direct effect on our health. Author Judith Finlayson and Dr. Kent Thornburg delved into the inner workings of our hereditary health with insight from their book You Are What Your...

Oct 28, 2019

For centuries, poets and philosophers have extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods. Intrigued by our storied renewal in the natural world, Florence Williams set out to uncover the science behind nature’s positive effects on the brain. She made her way to Town Hall to uncover the powers of the natural world to...

Oct 25, 2019

Despite the hype surrounding AI, creating an intelligence that rivals or exceeds human levels is far more complicated than we have been led to believe. Professor Gary Marcus has spent his career at the forefront of AI research and has witnessed some of the greatest milestones in the field. He joined us with insight from...

Oct 21, 2019

The story of humans and dogs is thousands of years old—but is far from understood. We keep dogs and are kept by them. We love dogs and (we assume) we are loved by them. Author and dog cognition researcher Alexandra Horowitz joined us to explore all aspects of this unique and complex interspecies pairing. In...

Oct 17, 2019

When author Isabella Tree and her husband, environmentalist Charlie Burrell, found themselves struggling to make a profit from the heavy clay soils of their West Sussex farm, they decided to try something new. They let it go wild. To enlighten us on the trials and outcomes of this bold plan, Tree joined us on Town...