Upcoming Science & the City Events at the Academy
About the Series
The Seven Deadly Sins evoke all manner of sordid thoughts in our minds—from the sins themselves to medieval punishments for sinners. But rather than seeking novel ways of flogging sinners for their moral mishaps, we're looking at how these common failings manifest themselves in contemporary science. We'll examine everything from interpersonal clashes in the lab, to viruses and animals doing what comes natural, to how your city and your body's design makes you more likely to succumb to sin.
In this series we’re bringing together top scientists, authors, chefs, urban planners, and many others to explore our baser nature. Each event will feature indulgent receptions afterwards, as well as opportunities for you to interact with our speakers, the topics, and one another.
Join us for this vice-ridden round of events!
Individual Event Tickets: $15 Members; $20 Nonmember Students; $25 Nonmembers
Science and the Seven Deadly Sins Events
Thursday, May 23, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speakers: Steve Ettlinger (Author), Dwight Eschliman (Photographer), J. Kenji Lopez-Alt (Serious Eats)
Moderator: Dan Pashman (Journalist)
Whether it's mined from deep in the earth or grown on a farm, the ingredients in modern food have to come from somewhere. Join us as we learn just where some of the ingredients in your favorite snacks come from and just how combining certain elements can lead to either a food fantasy or fatal fare! Part of the Science and the Seven Deadly Sins Series.
Other Upcoming Science & the City Events
Podcasts from Past Science & the City Events
Experts discuss the pressures that may lead scientists to misrepresent data and hinder the self-correcting mechanisms of science.
Experts discuss the developing role of neuroscience in the legal system, the power and limitations of neuroscience as an to aid legal decision-making, and some of the implications.
In follow-up to our “Sloth: Is Your City Making You Fat?” event, Dr. Mariela Alfonzo discusses the application of statistical analysis to the study of urban design and public health.
Part 2 of our podcast series on the emerging roles of digital technology in healthcare practice and education.
Part 1 of our podcast series on the emerging roles of digital technology in healthcare practice and education.
Dr. Ben Goldacre, author of Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients, discusses the pervasive bias in reporting clinical trials of medications.
February 15, 2013
Dr. John Murray, a lawyer and geneticist, and Dr. Chris Henderson, scientific director of Target ALS, discuss the field of stem cell research and a recent legal challenge.
Author Brian Switek discusses dinosaur sex lives, the science behind studying them, and more.
Scientists and a journalist discuss what science teaches us about sleep.
December 21, 2012
This is an excerpt from our Pride: Flying Cars and Other Broken Promises event.