• New York Academy of Sciences Podcast

  • The Tangled Bank

    S&C chats with science writer Carl Zimmer about his newest book on evolution. Hear what's changed since Darwin.
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    December 11, 2009

    150 Years of the Origin of Species

    Nobel Laureate and neurobiologist Gerald Edelman, psychologist Paul Ekman, and anthropologist Terrence Deacon tell us how Charles Darwin has influenced science and their personal careers.
    View the Thirteen WNET video of this event here.

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    June 26, 2009

    From Animal to Person

    In a re-broadcast from 2007, Daniel Dennett, philosopher and co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University, describes the evolution of human culture, which he says is a "second information highway," swifter and more reliable than genetic transmission.

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    October 20, 2006

    Making of the Fittest

    Geneticist Sean Carroll, author of The Making of the Fittest, elucidates how DNA can provide a record of evolution by so-called "fossilized genes." In a lecture at the American Museum of Natural History, he explains how DNA can reveal expressed traits that have been lost, gained, and modified throughout time.

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    October 6, 2006

    The God Delusion: Richard Dawkins

    British evolutionary biologist and popular science book author Richard Dawkins argues that a life of scientific truth precludes the belief in any divine power.

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  • Recent Podcasts

    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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    Research only turns into a real-world solution if it becomes something you can buy and use, but there are a lot of challenges to taking a great idea from the lab and making it a viable commercial product. Researchers can become entrepreneurs by studying the marketplace and learning to listen to their potential customers.

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