Nerd Night #2: Sex, Drugs, and Arachnids

2nd Nerd Night - Jan. 3rd Sex, Drugs, and Arachnids Sponsored by Concorde Services, LLC Featuring Dr. Lauren Esposito of the California Academy of Science Why not ring in the new year with a journey into the surprising and world of arachnids?  Enjoy a spider-themed cocktail while learning all about the sordid sexual habits and mind blowing medicinal properties of arachnids! Arachnids (scorpions, spiders, and their kin) are an enigmatic group of animals: though recognized and feared by all, there are many aspects of their basic biology that remain a mystery. These unique creatures are found worldwide from the highest massifs to deserts to deep cenote caves 600 meters below sea level. Arachnids exhibit complex courtship rituals, and their bizarre reproductive strategies include traumatic insemination and autotomy (self-amputation) of reproductive organs.…
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Nerd Night #1: Hop Chemistry

Nerd Night #1: Hop Chemistry So what should our first Nerd Night be about?  When answering this question our committee of volunteers decided that our first Nerd Night should celebrate the beer brewing scene that has taken El Paso by storm!  In the last three years, the number of breweries in El Paso has quadrupled, with several more on the way. Our first Nerd Night must therefore be: To better understand just what makes El Paso's beer so tasty, we invited distinguished speakers Dr. Stephen Taylor, professor of Brewing Chemistry at NMSU, and Carlos Guzman, head brewer of El Paso Brewing, to demystify the wide world of beer chemistry.  Have no Fear! If the very mention of the word chemistry makes your palms sweat with traumatic memories of formulas and…
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