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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.
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?
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.
The New York Academy of Sciences is the world's nexus of scientific innovation in the service of humanity. For nearly 200 years — since 1817 — the Academy has brought together extraordinary people working at the frontiers of discovery and promoted vital links between science and society.