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RISKY BUSINESS: THE EVOLUTION OF DANGEROUS BEHAVIOR


Friday, May 31, 2019 8:00PM
World Science Festival Venue


General Admission

NYU Global Center, Grand Hall
238 Thompson Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10012
A, B, C, D, E, F, or M to West 4th St—Washington Sq/ R or W to 8 St—NYU/ 6 to Astor Place

"Because it’s there” was George Mallory’s famous explanation for why he risked (and lost) his life trying to become the first person to summit Everest. We don't all want to climb Everest, but we all, to some degree, take risks. Why does this behavior survive natural selection? What's going on in our brains when we put ourselves in danger? Is there a line between courageous and crazy? In search of answers, we bring together extreme risk-takers and the scientists who study them. What can we learn from people who BASE jump from buildings, climb cliffs without ropes, or leap into danger to save a stranger? Join us for an exhilarating adventure—all from the safety of your seat.

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RISKY BUSINESS: THE EVOLUTION OF DANGEROUS BEHAVIOR












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