Secret Science Club

Secret Science Club

Data Scientist & Author Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

Thursday · May 25, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Free

This event is 21 and over

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Secret Science Club
Secret Science Club
Our bodies - and the bodies of all animals - are fascinating and complex. The human body is made of over 35 trillion cells, and there are hundreds of different types: Brain cells, Blood cells. Muscle cells. The list goes on. All are essential to our living, breathing, functioning selves. But among those cells, there is only one kind that is considered "immortal:" the germ cells. Formed in the embryo, these all-powerful cells produce the eggs and sperm that carry our DNA, and allow us to keep on grooving, generation after generation.



At the next Secret Science Club, developmental biologist Ruth Lehmann explores the mysterious lives of cells and their role in reproduction. She asks:



--What's up in the embryo? How and when do germ cells form?

--In what ways are these "immortal" cells radically different from other cells in the body?

--How do germ cells get romanced into making eggs and sperm? Is there a matchmaking molecule?

Meeting every month @ the Bell House, 149 7th Street in Brooklyn. p: 718.643.6510
Data Scientist & Author Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
Data Scientist & Author Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
Data Scientist & Author Seth Stephens-Davidowitz on “Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are”

The traces of our private thoughts are everywhere online. What we won’t share with our friends and loved ones, we just might ask Google about. The patterns of billions of searches (for information, mates, etc.) suggest a fascinating idea: the internet may be the ultimate truth serum.

Using data from Google, social media, dating, and even porn sites, data scientist and author Seth Stephens-Davidowitz asks: How much sex do people really have? What can Google searches tell us about racism in America? What do people actually care about during elections? Are boys and girls treated equally by parents? What should you say on a first date if you want a second? The results of Stephens-Davidowitz’s deep data dives reveal insights into the human psyche that are by turns surprising, dismaying, funny, and disturbing.

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz is a New York Times contributing writer, former Google data scientist, and lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He and his research have been featured on the BBC, CNN, NPR, Freakonomics Radio, and Buzzfeed. Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are is his first book.

Before & After
--Try our survey—wait, no, our cocktail of the night—the Not-So-Random Sample
--Groove to soul-searching tunes
--Stick around for the scintillating Q&A
--Snag a signed copy of Seth Stephens-Davidowitz’s new book, Everybody Lies
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/