• New York Academy of Sciences Podcast

  • Experimenting with Summer Science Ed

    This year, the Academy launched its new "Summer Matters" mentoring program, which paired grad students with primary school kids for a hands-on brand of science-ed over the summer. S&C visited one of those schools to get a deeper look into STEM education—that is, Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math—in the city. See a special online audio-slideshow: A DNA-Relay Race at Booker T.

    For more information on all of the Academy's education initiatives visit

  • 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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