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      Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction in San Francisco

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      May 16, 2013

      Thursday   6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

      57 Post Street, #905
      San Francisco, California 94104

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      Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction

      Climate change. Pandemics. Catastrophic volcanoes. Should we just give up and accept our doom? Absolutely not. Homo sapiens will survive the next mass extinction. Annalee Newitz's SCATTER, ADAPT, AND REMEMBER is a brilliantly speculative and hopeful work of popular science that focuses our attention on humanity's long history of dodging the bullet of extinction -- and suggests practical ways to keep doing it. From bacteria labs in St. Louis to ancient underground cities in central Turkey, we discover the keys to long-term survival. Newitz leads us away from apocalyptic thinking, into a future where we live to build a better world.

      ANNALEE NEWITZ is the founding editor of the science website io9.com and a journalist with a decade's experience in writing about science, culture, and the future for such publications as Wired, Popular Science, and The Washington Post. She is the editor of the anthology She's Such a Geek: Women Write About Science, Technology, and Other Geeky Stuff (2006) and was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. She lives in San Francisco.

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