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Racial origins, Facebook and adult entertainment

By Anjana Ahuja   February 2010

Take a bracing jaunt to the seaside to catch the Brighton Science Festival, which runs from 12th-28th February. Highlights include a pub chat with Richard Wiseman, magician and psychologist, explosive chemistry shows and Polly Toynbee on whether science and politics mix. No need for a bucket and spade. Visit

Does skin colour point to scientific difference between races? Author Kenan Malik and others will be discussing this contentious issue on 28th January at London’s Wellcome Collection. Should race play a role in contemporary science, or is the term too loaded? The evening debate is free but ticketed. Book at:…

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