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Carolina Science Cafe: Fighting Zika at TOPO Back Bar

  • Top of the Hill Back Bar 100 East Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC, 27514 United States (map)

 Join us every month for Carolina Science Cafe, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center's free, current science awareness program. Designed for adults, this program explores the science topics making national and international headlines and offers the chance to meet the experts behind the headlines.

You don't need to register...just show up!

Each Carolina Science Cafe features an expert presentation and informal discussion. These programs are held at Top of the Hill restaurant's "Back Bar," which offers a relaxed environment to explore fascinating science topics. Beverages are available from Top of the Hill's menu, and free appetizers - while they last - are provided by Sigma Xi.

Carolina Science Cafe is presented by the North Carolina Science Festival, which Morehead founded and produces. Curious about previous Carolina Science Cafe Programs? Check out our archive!


Fighting Zika

The reports on the Zika virus are scary. The World Health Organization has declared a global health emergency. What do we know? What can scientists say for sure? Join us on Thursday, 2/25, for a special edition of our Carolina Science Café series. UNC Virologist Dr. Helen Lazear explains how the virus works and what more we can learn.

Feb 25 2016 - 6:00pm

Diet, Current Science and Cancer

While diets rich in folate or folic acid are good for preventing birth defects, current research shows a direct correlation between the consumption of dietary folate and the growth rate of some cancers. Come hear Dr. Sergey Krupenko of the Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis, explain why high levels of folate may have an adverse effect for cancer patients with regard to metastatic disease.

Mar 2 2016 - 6:00pm

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