Uniqueness; Metamorphosis – Mar 17

Wonderfest Science Envoys are early-career researchers with special communication skills and aspirations. Following short talks on provocative modern science topics, these two Science Envoys will answer questions with insight and enthusiasm:

• UC Berkeley psychologist Antonia Langenhoff on What Childhood Teaches Us About Human Uniqueness — Why are humans the only species that flies into space and invents vaccines? Social cooperation is the key. Insights from Developmental Science show us how humanity’s unique cooperative skills emerge, surprisingly, in very young children. 

• Stanford marine biologist Paul Bump on Underwater Metamorphosis, a Larva's Tale — Creatures from across the animal kingdom, from butterflies to frogs to worms, undergo metamorphosis. A humble marine worm is challenging our understanding of metamorphosis, and of how all adult animals develop.

WHAT: Ask a Science Envoy: Human Uniqueness & Underwater Metamorphosis
WHO: Antonia Langenhoff (UC Berkeley); Paul Bump (Stanford)
WHERE: ONLINE, via Zoom [https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84973852419]
WHEN: 2022-03-17 — 8pm, Thu, March 17th (1 hour)

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