Science can save you from an awkward conversation.
You don’t have to leave your science at work. Bring it to the Thanksgiving dinner table. Don’t pack up your lab just yet. You can leave the beakers and hotplates on the laboratory bench. We’re talking about using science to steer the conversation.
When that long lost cousin shows up and starts talking turkey, you can stir up the conversation with some interesting science stories. Popular Science has a list of science stories to share at the dinner table. Put these in your back pocket in case the conversation takes a turn in a direction that makes you uncomfortable.