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‘The Story Collider’ at Wild Detectives shows the intersection between humanity and science

Dallas Morning News

Originally Posted: Nov. 21, 2019

From a journalism teacher donating her kidney to a total stranger to a middle school teacher traveling to Africa to study human fossils, people shared their stories in front of a live audience about how science has affected their lives.

The Story Collider science and storytelling event made its way to Dallas’ Wild Detectives on Nov. 6 for the second time this year. The event featured five storytellers from different backgrounds. Since launching in 2010, Story Collider events have been held around the nation and even abroad.

The Dallas Morning News’ science writer, Anna Kuchment, and Dallas-based television producer Aparna Kumar were the hosts, sharing anecdotes between speakers.

A wide range of speakers made the packed bar and coffeehouse laugh and cry with their stories. The featured speakers were Amanda Masino, an associate professor of biology at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin; John Mead, who teaches science with a specific interest in evolution at St. Mark’s School of Texas in Dallas; Leah Waters, a multiplatform editor at The Dallas Morning News and a high school journalism educator; Ellen Fultz, who works in sales and marketing and is also a comedian; and Myria Perez, a Southern Methodist University graduate who has been fascinated by dinosaurs since she was a child. READ MORE