• New York Academy of Sciences Podcast

  • Dementia Decoded: Plaques and Tangles

    In the second episode of our Dementia Decoded series, we look at the current state of knowledge about the basic physiology of Alzheimer's, and how scientists are working to unlock its secrets.

    We've known about the basic pathological signatures of Alzheimer's disease for more than 100 years, but there's still a very great deal we don’t know about how the disease works and how to prevent it's devastating effects.

  • Recent Podcasts

    October 27, 2016

    Are We Alone in the Universe?

    According to Enrico Fermi, there's a high probability of extraterrestrial life, but we haven't found any yet. Why is that? Listen in as top scientists discuss the question of what and who else might be out there.

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    Even in the 21st century, there's a significant percentage of people who deeply mistrust science and scientists. Why? And what can we do about it? The first of a three-part series.

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    September 15, 2016

    The Rise of Human Consciousness

    Advances in physical sciences, biology, and neuroscience have dramatically enhanced our knowledge of the human species. But can physical sciences solve the biggest mystery—the emergence of human consciousness?

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