Just read this cool article in the NYTimes about science cafes, where scientists talk about their work over beer with, well, anyone. The trend started in Europe, apparently, but there are no events like this in New York, Denver, and San Francisco. I think this sounds like a great way to expose and integrate science in society, although I'd like to see how well it works in real life. Anyone know of a local one here in Berkeley? Anyone want to check out the SF one with me on March 15th (ants!)?