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  • New York Academy of Sciences Podcast

  • The Science of Sleep and Dreams

    Scientists and a journalist discuss what science teaches us about sleep.

    David Randall, author of the book Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep, MIT neuroscientist Matt Wilson, PhD, and Harvard instructor of psychiatry Erin Wamsley, PhD, discuss the science of sleep and dreams. Wilson and Wamsley were panelists at an event held at the Academy, hosted by Science and the City in collaboration with the 5th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival, titled The Strange Science of Sleep and Dreams.

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  • Recent Podcasts

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    February 16, 2017

    Finding the Nutritional Key to Longevity

    You see the headlines all the time linking nutrition to health and aging, but it's not so easy figuring out where the science is behind them. This podcast examines the connections between nutrition and longevity through the eyes of scientists researching the question.

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    In this special podcast, learn about the stories that shaped the Academy's 200 year history. From the emergence of the Academy on a bustling street in downtown Manhattan of 1817 to the professionalization and expansion of the sciences through the 1800s. From our early efforts to help disseminate and share scientific research long before the internet to our efforts today to expand who has access to scientific careers around the globe.

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    The Academy's After School STEM Mentoring program improves science education and brings science out of the lab and into the community by placing early-career STEM professionals in public middle schools to serve as mentors to students. This is the last podcast in a three-part series.

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