Decatur Library Auditorium
May 29, 2013, 7:15 P.M.
One of America’s top science journalists, Annalee Newitz, joins us with a program about her intriguing new book, ”Scatter, Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction.” It’s a brilliantly speculative work of popular science that examines humanity’s success at dodging the bullet of extinction and suggests ways to keep doing it. That would seem to make her talk a pretty important one not to miss. She is the founding editor of the science website io9.com and a journalist with a decade’s experience in writing about science, culture and the future for publications such as Wired, Popular Science and The Washington Post. She is the editor of the anthology ”She’s Such a Geek: Women Write About Science” and was a Knight Science Foundation Fellow at MIT. We’ll have copies of her work for sale and signing.