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Written by: The Exchange

Join us for our next online event on April 8, 2020 at 1PM PDT/4PM EDT. RSVP here to join us! Our grandparents and great-grandparents grew “Victory Gardens” during World Wars I and II when fresh produce was scarce. All the best trends eventually come back. But these days we have…

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Written by: The Exchange

Current events have us very focused on the search for a vaccine for COVID-19. But this is not the first time that scientists have sought quick solutions to address an emerging infection that posed a risk to human health. We have a long history in battling back microbial threats wielding…

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Science Speed Dating



Written by: Meeri Kim

Jessie Christiansen On a cool Tuesday evening in Hollywood, I find myself sitting in a circle with fifteen others when astrophysicist Jessie Christiansen walks up to us with a roulette-style carnival wheel in hand. Instead of numbers, each space features the name of a different exoplanet, or planet outside of…

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Science Speed Dating



Written by: Meeri Kim

Upon walking into the expansive lobby of the California NanoSystems Institute on the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus, guests were treated to a warm welcome of drinks, appetizers, and mingling. Greeters seated at a nearby table handed each individual a small petri dish with a piece of paper…

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Going Beyond Intelligent Machines



Written by: Meeri Kim

Artificial intelligence (AI) has always fascinated Hollywood, with the technology mostly depicted in a sinister, ominous light. In The Terminator, the U.S. military commissioned the development of Skynet, a defense AI who gains artificial consciousness and ends up attacking the human race. HAL 9000, the spacecraft computer in 2001: A…

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Science Speed Dating



Written by: Mimi Hayes

750 Lively scientists, entertainers, and reporters gathered this week for an unlikely event nestled in Manhattan’s swanky NeueHouse cultural center. Armed with a purple-green cocktail called “The Galaxy” and mysterious hotel keys, guests made their way to their seats in a packed lobby fitted with cushioned stairs. If you didn’t…

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Cyber Civics: Securing the Vote for 2020



Written by: Jeff Fishman

Celebrating a lighthearted milestone of its 10th anniversary during the nation’s marking of midterm elections, The Science & Entertainment Exchange recently returned to New York City’s Lower East Side arts venue Caveat for an informed and witty Friday evening discussion and Q&A titled “Cyber Civics: Securing the Vote for 2020,”…

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Murder and Mayhem



Written by: Meeri Kim

The evening began like any other Exchange event, with delicious drinks and lively conversation in a room packed with scientists and entertainment professionals. It was the night before Halloween, but the atmosphere felt festive and lighthearted—that is, until the networking hour was rudely interrupted by a fairly loud argument. Near…

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The Most Unknown



Written by: Meeri Kim

he line of hopeful moviegoers stretched up and down South Broadway in front of the trendy Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, praying that they would be lucky enough to nab a seat in the theater. But this was not the premiere of the latest Hollywood blockbuster or must-see indie…

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The “F” Word: Facts



Written by: Eli Edelson

­­ The United States is one of the leading forces of technological innovation in the world today. Simultaneously, this country has entered a new phase in which facts are not only ignored but disputed. False narratives take hold and can disrupt community and scientific progress alike. In an effort to…

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