The Science of Sustainability

Kishore Hari

Kishore Hari

Kishore Hari is the founder Down to a Science, a science cafe based in San Francisco. He is most passionate about making science discussion fun and accessible for adults, the kind of discussion that leads to positive change in the world. Professionally, he is a water treatment consultant in San Francisco. Originally from Buffalo, NY, Kishore came to the Bay Area to get a chemistry degree from UC Berkeley. He now specializes in residential water treatment, working with companies such as PUR, Brita, and Camelbak.

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Science Event Pick – Elizabeth Blackburn: A Life in Science

Science Event Pick – Elizabeth Blackburn: A Life in Science

On October 5, 2009, UCSF molecular biologist Blackburn learned that she had received the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, for her co-discovery of an enzyme that plays a key role in aging and cancer. Blackburn discusses a life in science. We encourage both scientists and non-scientists to come hear her reflections on an unfettered childhood, skirting the 'safe' scientific projects, the benefits of not listening to naysayers, and the difference between good and bad stress.

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Science Event Pick – Open Science Summit

Science Event Pick – Open Science Summit

The Open Science Summit is the first and only event to consider what happens throughout the entire innovation chain as reform in one area influences the prospects in others. The three day conference will cover many aspects of the Open Science spectrum and is open to anyone.

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Science Events Pick – Nerd Nite Part Deux

Science Events Pick – Nerd Nite Part Deux

Nerd Nite SF returns with the two-time world beard champion to answer all your pogonological questions! Also discussing the perils of spacecraft navigation (but don’t call it rocket science!) and how to build your own robotic bartender.

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Science Event Pick – The Value of Stuff

Science Event Pick – The Value of Stuff

Annie Leonard and Raj Patel engage in a frank conversation about the culture of consumerism. Annie refreshed the national discussion about the dangers of our consumer-driven society when her smart and funny film, The Story of Stuff, became an Internet phenomenon. With his bestselling book, The Value of Nothing, Raj Patel showed how we’ve let economics take over our lives. Each author has offered a powerful warning of what we lose when consumption eclipses community. When they meet in conversation, the result promises to be a lively and provocative dialogue. Book-signing to follow. Event is June 17th 7-9 PM at Brower Center in Berkeley, sponsored by the Earth Island Institute.

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Science Event Pick – World Oceans Day

Science Event Pick – World Oceans Day

For the annual World Oceans Day celebration, join a cleanup along Crissy Field sponsored by Sea Stewards. Following the cleanup will be an after party at Sports Basement, with a percentage of sales going to Sea Stewards shark preservation program. Saturday, June 5th, 3-8PM.

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Science Event Pick – HeLa Cool

Science Event Pick – HeLa Cool

Rebecca Skloot, author of the new book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, discusses the issues of science, race, ethics, and class that emerge in her gripping tale of Henrietta's family. Rebecca will be in the Bay Area the last week of April for her book tour, making appearances at a few public events.

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Science Event Pick – Cal Day 2010

Science Event Pick – Cal Day 2010

Cal Day is back and better than ever this year.

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Science Event Pick – Mixing Art & Science

Science Event Pick – Mixing Art & Science

See science blend with art this week. Visualizing Science is a panel discussion of artists and scientists at Swissnex San Francisco on April 7th. Yuri's Night Bay Area, celebrating the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's first orbit of Earth, is a concert, art installation, and science celebration all mixed into one giant festival.

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Science Event Pick – H1N1 Update

Science Event Pick – H1N1 Update

Art Reingold will provide an update concerning the global pandemic of novel H1N1(swine) influenza; the current state of affairs in the US and California; and options for prevention, including a pandemic influenza vaccine.

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Science Event Pick: Geek Out: Surviving on Mars

Science Event Pick: Geek Out: Surviving on Mars

The Lawrence Hall of Science presents Geek Out: Mars Survival Challenge, an opportunity to design your own Mars colony under the guidance of some Martian science experts. Geek Out is a new evening series at LHS for adults only; there will be music, a cash bar, and plenty of eye-popping science.

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Science Event Pick: Exploratorium turns 40!

Science Event Pick: Exploratorium turns 40!

The Exploratorium is turning 40 and celebrating the only way they know how: with great science, art, and it's all free! Start with Exploratorium After Dark on Thursday, watch an ice block be cut into one by a motorcycle on Saturday, and conclude with a never told story of Frank Oppenheimer's founding of this San Francisco institution.

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Science Event Pick: Wonderfest '09

Science Event Pick: Wonderfest '09

Wonderfest, the Bay Area Festival of Science, is back for its 11th cycle on November 7th and 8th. This year brings even more exceptional dialogues between the best local scientists, a forum on citizen science, an shopping bazaar of science gifts, and the Mind Duel – a science quiz competition between a high school team and panel of professors.

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Science Event Pick: BOSS of the Night Sky

Science Event Pick: BOSS of the Night Sky

KTVU Channel 2 health and science editor John Fowler will moderate a panel of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists who use phenomena such as exploding stars and gravitational lenses to explore the dark cosmos.

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Science Event Pick: Experimenting with Yourself

Science Event Pick: Experimenting with Yourself

David experimenting with EEGLoyal KQED blog followers have been reading of Dr. Barry Starr’s experience getting his genes tested by 23andMe. He has tested his native American ancestry and evaluated his risk for diabetes. What if Barry took even more tests, from blood toxins to more genetic tests – would that result in a clearer […]

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Science Event Pick: LCROSS—Hitch-hiking to the Moon

Science Event Pick: LCROSS—Hitch-hiking to the Moon

As the satellite impact grows closer, NASA is making an effort to talk about the locally driven mission. Many of the upcoming talks are suitable for any audience, from kids to adults.

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Science Event Pick: Golden Gate Raptor Observatory’s 25th Anniversary

Science Event Pick: Golden Gate Raptor Observatory’s 25th Anniversary

In celebration of the 25th anniversary, there are a veritable flock of interactive events and talks scheduled over the next month.

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Science Event Pick: The 11th Hour on Climate Change

Science Event Pick: The 11th Hour on Climate Change

Check out our latest weekly science event pick from Kishore Hari, founder of the Down to a Science science café series in San Francisco.

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Science Event Pick: Urban Bees

Science Event Pick: Urban Bees

Cal professor Gordon Frankie will discuss the Urban Bee Project at the next East Bay Science Café, Sept.2. In addition, there are a whole host of local beekeeping organizations that offer educational events.

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Science Event Pick: The Long Quest for Health Care Reform

Science Event Pick: The Long Quest for Health Care Reform

There are health systems around the country that actually have costs that are as much as 20 percent or 30 percent lower than the national average and have higher quality. What is it that they are doing differently from other systems?

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Science Event Pick: Stardust in our Bones

Science Event Pick: Stardust in our Bones

David Lindberg, Professor of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley, and Steve Croft, postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Astronomy at UC Berkeley will tie these great anniversaries in a unique lecture this weekend.

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