Human evolution, biomimicry and more go on display
Human Evolution gallery
This new, permanent display marches through 7 million years of hominid history; highlights include a 3.5-million-year-old tooth from Tanzania, a Neandertal skull and the world’s oldest known wooden spear.
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM IN LONDON
Stratospheric Balloons Over Antarctica
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February 2, 2016
In this free public lecture, a physicist will explain how he uses giant helium-filled balloons to hunt for cosmic rays.
ST. LOUIS ZOO
The von Kármán Lecture Series: The Europa Mission
February 11 and 12, 2016
Two NASA scientists will discuss a planned mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa (right) that will investigate whether the icy orb’s subterranean ocean could host life (SN: 5/17/14, p. 20).
JET PROPULSION LABORATORY, PASADENA, CALIF.; PASADENA CITY COLLEGE
Family Science Days
February 13 and 14
Meet an astronaut, play with hands-on exhibits and see a quiz show at this free event.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE ANNUAL MEETING, WASHINGTON, D.C.
Animals: Machines in Motion
Opens February 14, 2016
This interactive exhibit explores a range of organisms’ adaptations and looks at how engineers mine the natural world for inspiration.