Now that science has debunked the myth that drinking alcohol kills brain cells, why not merge learning with libations? The ASU Biodesign Institute does just that with its "A Sip of Science" series, in which professors from the school give fascinating, informal presentations on scientific topics in various bars and restaurants, in combination with themed cocktails. Toast to topics like "How Will Polar Ice Melt Affect the Migration of Infectious Disease?," "Zombies Are Real: Are Microbes Controlling My Mind?," and "Mo' Plastics, Mo' Problems: The Life of Microplastic and Your Seafood" with specialty drinks at places like The Henry, Match Market + Bar, and Blanco Tacos & Tequila. The cost is $15 per event and includes light appetizers. Proceeds help fund community science events. Cheers.