What made Seabiscuit such a success?
Science Pub BING is a monthly gathering that will expand your horizons. Held in local bars and eateries –– currently virtual –– we invite scientists to share fascinating insights about their research in a casual setting that inspires lively discussions.
Typically held on the second Tuesday of the month, we delve into topics from ancient genetics to the curious world of ticks. Talks are 30 minutes long followed by a Q&A session.
Hosted by WSKG Public Media, Science Pub BING was founded by Nancy Coddington, Julie Weisberg, and Kristine Kieswer with the goal of making science fun and relatable for all.
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What made Seabiscuit such a success?
A talk that will open your eyes –– and your heart –– to the many ways we can support (or sabotage) the relationships we treasure most…
Binghamton University Assistant Professor and Corning Museum of Glass Curator bring expertise that guides and inspires students as they learn to create visual expressions of diverse scientific and humanistic topics…
Hear what Dr. Peterson’s lab is working on and what the future of rehabilitation and healing may hold…
The Skin You’re In
Better Understanding the Body’s Largest Organ
Guy German, PhD
Learn about the complex chemical and biological structures that protect our skin from cosmetics, sunlight, bacteria, and a host of environmental hazards. See how biomimicry helps scientists design products that alleviate pesky skin issues. Explore amazing breakthroughs like “DNA sunscreens” that boost protection the longer we’re in the sun.
Dr. German is Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Binghamton University. His research focuses on understanding “soft matter” for use in biomedical applications. His team studies how skin protects us while allowing essential compounds in.
Science Pub returns this fall from the comfort of your home, please join us for these exciting virtual experiences. The Science of Sex: Beyond Binary
Exploring Gender Through an Anthropological Lens
Speaker: Aviva Friedman
Biological sex is often thought of as a binary: male/female. Though many of us realize that gender identity can be quite expansive, we sometimes get lost in the weeds of what’s “based in biology.” This talk will explore the biological components that make up physical sex and examine how they relate to gender identity across cultures. Aviva Friedman is Community Educator at Family Planning of South Central New York.
Here is the recorded Science Pub from June 9th
Ticks in our Town: What every Northeasterner Needs to Know
Join Dr. Amanda Roome, Bassett Research Institute, for a conversation and Q &A on ticks and how to prepare for summer.
Everyone’s ready to get outside –– especially this year. If the spread of tick-borne disease has you worried, you’re not alone. But before you miss the beauty of the great Northeast in spring, let’s turn to science to explore:
Tick-borne diseases in our area
Seasonal hazards of exposure
Risk factors of Lyme disease
How to work safely outdoors
The role that deer and opossums play
Enjoy this science pub from the comfort of your home. RSVP HERE.
Dr. Amanda Roome is a Research Scientist at the Bassett Research Institute in Cooperstown, NY. She has performed extensive field and laboratory research on tick-borne diseases in New York State since 2012, and has recently begun expanding her research throughout the Northeast. Her research explores the risk of exposure to Lyme and other tick-borne pathogens, risk factors associated with Lyme infection, quality of life changes resulting from acute or chronic Lyme infection, and the occupational hazards of tick-borne disease exposure in forestry workers.
How do organisms respond to changing environments?
The emerging field of ancient genetics is a “time machine” for exploring genetic patterns through history. So far, we’ve found fascinating clues to human evolution. Now plant and animal studies are offering similar opportunities.
This online talk with Binghamton University’s Dr. Lua Lopez will explore how ancient genetics helps us understand wild plant and animal populations.
Why the woolly mammoth went extinct
What an ancient cat skeleton in Cyprus revealed
How one tiny plant is responding to climate change
Understanding whether plants and animals can adapt to rapid environmental change is essential to preserving our natural environment.
This online conversation with Science Pub BING was recorded on
May 12 at 7pm
Getting Lost in “The Great Pause” Online Discussion
This event took place on Thursday April 30 at 7pm. Watch a recording of the event below.
We’re experiencing the coronavirus outbreak as one, yet we all have different coping styles. Are you focused on logistics? Struggling to stay motivated in a strangely isolated world? Are you unable to concentrate? Or confused about your sudden jumble of new roles?
Join WSKG for an online screening April 9th at 7 pm
Scientific genetics, little more than a century old, holds at once the promise of eradicating disease and the threat of altering the very essence of what it means to be human. “The Gene: An Intimate History” traces the dizzying evolution of this new science as researchers race to identify treatments for genetic diseases, such as cancer and sickle cell anemia, and to perfect tools for rewriting DNA. Guest Speakers:
Dr. Maria Garcia-Garcia
Cornell University Associate Professor Molecular Biology and Genetics
Dr. Cedric Feschotte
Cornell University Professor Molecular Biology & Genetics
“The Gene: An Intimate History” brings vividly to life the story of today’s revolution in medical science through present-day tales of patients and doctors at the forefront of the search for genetic treatments, interwoven with a compelling history of the discoveries that made this possible and the ethical challenges raised by the ability to edit DNA with precision.
The series uses science, social history and personal stories to weave together a historical biography of the human genome while also exploring the stunning breakthroughs in understanding the impact genes play on heredity, disease and behavior. From the story of the remarkable achievements of the earliest gene hunters and the bitterly fought race to read the entire human genome, to the unparalleled ethical challenges of gene editing, the documentary is a journey through key genetics discoveries that are some of the greatest achievements in the history of science.