The event was the first of six science chats to be held at restaurants around the Phoenix Valley. “A Sip of Science” is a new outreach program that allows the general public to mingle with notable researchers and scientists and learn about some of the world’s most fascinating scientific issues. The series runs through May 8; more information is available on the Biodesign website. As for Varsani, he is headed back to Antarctica later this year to continue his research.

Ben N. Petersen

Assistant Science Writer, The Biodesign Institute