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  • New York Academy of Sciences Podcast

  • Greed: Hormones and Moral Behavior

    As part of our Science and the Seven Deadly Sins series, Dr. Paul Zak discusses his work studying the relation of hormones to human behavior. Specifically, his research focuses on oxytocin's role in regulating generosity and greed.

    For an interview with Dr. Zak about the crisis in confidence in psychology, science communication, and how to differentiate between sound science and pseudoscience, click here.

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  • Recent Podcasts

    Featuring cosmologist Neil Weiner, string theorist Eva Silverstein, and physicist Vijay Balasubramanian, with moderation from philosopher of science Jill North, this podcast explores what the future holds for physics.

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    April 21, 2016

    Little Beans, Big Opportunities

    For 2016, the International Year of Pulses, our Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science is looking at the many opportunities provided by pulses—edible seeds like dried, lentils, and chickpeas.

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    We explore research methodologies for building an evidence base for nutrition and obesity policy that are emerging across disciplines.

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