Periodic Tables, ALIVE INSIDE, Screening & Discussion

Periodic Tables

Periodic Tables is an informal science gathering during which invited speakers share interesting, relevant science to the general public in an engaging and interactive way. See this page for information about the program.

Everybody’s human: Looking at Star Trek through an evolutionary lens

Most aliens we see in Star Trek are not only carbon- and water-based, they look a lot like us. Duke's Mohamed Noor uses evolutionary concepts to find the biological basis for why the Star Trek universe might be so chock full of humanoids.

In his research, Duke professor of biology Mohamed Noor strives to understand what genetic changes contribute to the formation of new species. This Periodic Tables will celebrate the publication of his new book, Live Long and Evolve: What Star Trek Can Teach Us about Evolution, Genetics, and Life on Other Worlds.



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