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Planet Earth

Living In Alien Worlds: Scientists Discussing The Inner Lives of Animals This Friday

The LoomBy Carl ZimmerApril 11, 2012 12:49 AM

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A New York organization called Thinking Animals has launched a fascinating series of scientific talks about animal cognition. I'm looking forward to being the moderator of this Friday's event, called "Living in Alien Worlds." Four scientists will talk about how the bizarre senses of other animals give them experiences of the world we can barely imagine. We'll be talking about everything from insect to whales. Here are the details... Living in Alien WorldsFriday, April 13, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMHunter College West, Lexington Ave. and 68th St., Room 714

Panelists include: Jelle Atema, Tim Goldsmith, Katy Payne, Stim Wilcox, and moderator Carl Zimmer. Here are the speaker biographies.

Here's the web site where you can get a ticket. [Image: Southern Right Whale Eye, Brian Skerry, National Geographic]

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