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Science and Cocktails is held in Copenhagen, Denmark.

This year, scientists from around the world will head to Copenhagen to present their research.

ScienceNordic will bring articles from some of the scientists involved throughout the year.

You can also watch the lectures online. Videos will be uploaded to each of these articles after the event.

Next Event:

20:00, Saturday 25. November 2017 Byens Lys, Christiania, Copenhagen Karen Douglas, University of Kent, UK Secrets and lies: The psychology of conspiracy theories

See the full program at Science and Cocktails.

 

High definition archaeology reveals secrets of the earliest cities

A new approach to urban archaeology casts fresh light on daily life in some of the world’s first cities.

Can Greenlandic mud help feed the world?

Can nutrient-rich mud from Greenland transform poor tropical soils to produce more and higher quality food? This is what a new research project will study.

Secrets and lies: The psychology of conspiracy theories

Belief in conspiracy theories can influence politics, health, the environment, and even job satisfaction. So what makes people believe them and what can we do about it?

Scientist: We could find intelligent life in space within two decades

For the first time in human history, we have both the knowledge and the technology to search for alien life. And we may find it as early as the middle of this century.

Will we ever be able to grow organs in a Petri dish?

Stem cells can already be employed to replicate any cell in the body and may one day be used to grow entire organs or cure diseases such as Parkinson’s and diabetes. But there are still a number of unanswered questions before the stem cell revolution really takes off.

Gravitational-wave astronomy will change our understanding of the universe

Nearly two years ago, LIGO opened up a new window onto the cosmos when they discovered gravitational waves. But what has happened since and how could it change our understanding of space, time, and gravity?

Are all your worries about Artificial Intelligence wrong?

AI will make us all healthier, wealthier, and happier. But we should not let machines make the decisions that only a human should.

ScienceNordic teams up with Science and Cocktails

Scientists from around the world are headed to Copenhagen this spring to talk about their newest discoveries. From gravity waves to stem cells and black holes, there is something for everyone.

Human organs-on-chips may one day replace animal testing

Scientists have developed more than ten different human organ chips, including devices to mimic critical functions of the lungs, kidneys, intestines, liver, and bone marrow. Eventually this technology could render animal testing obsolete.

Humans have always caused plant and animal extinctions

Our warming planet is pushing some plant and animals species towards extinction. But there’s actually no such thing as untouched nature — humans have always altered their environment. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do our best to protect what’s here now.