• New York Academy of Sciences Podcast

  • Behind the Scenes with Cancer's Biographer

    Oncologist and acclaimed author Siddhartha Mukherjee takes us on a journey through the long and complex history of cancer, and discusses what it took to bring his Pulitzer Prize winning book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, to life.

    Mukherjee spoke at the Academy on April 14, 2011 as part of the Science & the City speakers series. The event was co-sponsored by the Farber Center for Radiation Oncology.

  • 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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