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Saturday, April 13 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Blood, Sand, Rocks, and Roots: A Scientific Look At the Elements That Create Our World - Conversation 1005 - REQUIRES TICKET

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The elements we take for granted can have the largest impact on our health and environment. Join these esteemed scientists and journalists in a conversation about the building blocks of life and the future of our planet. 

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Jia-Rui Cook

Jia-Rui Cook is a science writer and editor based in Los Angeles. She currently leads news events and projects at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Previously she was editor-in-chief of Zocalo Public Square, a ideas journalism and events nonprofit, where she also served for a time... Read More →

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Vince Beiser

Vince Beiser is an award-winning journalist based in Los Angeles. Vince has reported from over 100 countries, states, provinces, kingdoms, occupied territories, liberated areas, no man's lands and disaster zones. He has exposed conditions in California's harshest prisons, trained... Read More →
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Marcia Bjornerud

Marcia Bjornerud is a Professor and Chair of Geology at Lawrence University. She is a Fellow of the Geographical Society of America, and was a 2000-2001 Fulbright Scholar. She lives in Appleton, Wisconsin. Her latest book is 'Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save... Read More →
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Rose George

Rose George is an author and journalist. Her journalism has appeared in the Guardian, New York Times, London Review of Books, and many others. Her last two books have inspired two TED talks, delivered in Long Beach and Singapore, which have had nearly three million views between them... Read More →
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Thomas Hager

Thomas Hager is an award-winning author of books on the history of science and medicine, most recently "Ten Drugs: How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History of Medicine." He is a courtesy associate professor of journalism and communication at the University of Oregon... Read More →

Saturday April 13, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Hancock Foundation, Signing Area 1