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November 2014
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Science on Tap: Do Cats Make You Crazy?

November 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
National Mechanics,
22 South Third St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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The 2014 Ig Nobel prize in public health was recently awarded to researchers studying whether owning a cat is mentally hazardous to people. The source of this hazard is not the cat itself but what it can carry: an extremely contagious and ubiquitous parasite called Toxoplasma gondii. This successful parasite can infect almost any warm-blooded animal, hiding in the brain as a cyst. In most people it is thought that the dormant Toxoplasma brain cyst does nothing. However, research suggests…

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An Evening with Thomas Jefferson and John Adams

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street , Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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5:30 pm reception, 6:00 pm program RSVP at museum@amphilsoc.org The teamwork, friendship, rivalry, and finally friendship again between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson is perhaps the most famous relationship between two Presidents of the United States. Witness the two American patriots recollect, discuss, and sometimes argue about what exactly happened while a nation unlike any other was being born. Featuring Steve Edenbo as Thomas Jefferson and Peyton Dixon as John Adams. Thomas Jefferson impersonator and historian, Steve Edenbo has entertained…

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December 2014
Free

Science on Tap

December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
National Mechanics,
22 South Third St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Science on Tap is a monthly gathering in Philadelphia that features public discussion on engaging science topics. Held in a relaxed, bar setting on the second Monday of every month, Science on Tap features a brief, informal presentation by a scientist or other expert followed by lively conversation. The goal is to promote enthusiasm for science in a fun, spirited, and accessible way, while also meeting new people. (Hosted by the Wagner Free Institute of Science.) Science on Tap is…

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Exhibition closes

December 28
APS Museum,
104 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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January 2015

More Between Heaven and Earth

January 9, 2015
Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street , Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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The APS and Salon/Sanctuary Concerts present an original theatrical production based on 40 years of correspondence between Thomas Jefferson and Maria Cosway, an accomplished artist, musician, composer, and society hostess who began a relationship with Jefferson while he served as American envoy to France. Igniting in Revolutionary Paris and unfolding over a 40-year epistolary relationship, the letters reveal Jefferson’s evolving views on the separation of church and state, intermingled with her account of a stifling marriage and the limited options…

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