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Nerd Nite PSF-Edition: Busting Science Myths Left and Right!

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Yo Nerds!

Happy Science Festival! We’ve got a great edition of Nerd Nite brought to you in conjunction with the Philadelphia Science Festival. We’ll be busting myths for you fine folks and entertaining you with one of our favorite nerdy bands, Los Festingos!

So what’s in store? We’re taking cryptozoology, gluten free diets, and forensic science to task– what’s truth, what’s fiction, what is still unknown? Intrigued? Join us! Note that the pre-sale tickets for this event  are *sold out* but we’re still selling tickets at the door! Get there early because we do expect a crowd!

Cryptozoology: Hidden Animals or Figments of Imagination  by Ned Gilmore
By definition, cryptozoology is the study of hidden animal species. Many  however call this a pseudoscience focusing on animal species conjured up by human imaginations. But, are there unknown species not yet revealed? Are there animals thought to be lost to time still secretly living on the Earth? Myths, facts, and recent scientific discoveries will be discussed!

Gluten Free, the craze that’s sweeping the nation by Stephanie Moleski
Dr. Stephanie Moleski is Assistant professor of Medicine at Jefferson Hospital in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Her clinical and research interest include celiac disease and gluten related disorders. She will discuss the differences between gluten intolerance and celiac disease and help explore some truths and myths regarding these disorders No fear – gluten containing beer will be served.

And last but not least will be  No Sh*t Sherlock: Forensic Fiction and Fallacies by Kimberlee Moran

TV and crime novels would have us believe that a DNA profile takes a matter of minute and a CSI crew can fingerprint your front lawn.  Learn some truth behind popular depictions of forensic science as well as some forensic facts that are stranger than fiction.

 

When: Wednesday, April 29

What time: Doors open at 4pm. Show starts at 7:30pm

How much: $5 cover gets you admission plus happy hour specials all night

Where: Frankford Hall, 1210 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19125

 

Be there and be square!

XOXO,

Your friendly Nerd Nite Philly Team

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