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  • Art & Science

  • Events 

    Monday, May 19, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    What Can Robots and Economics Teach Us About Humanity?

    Keynote Speakers: Ernst Fehr (University of Zurich), Rolf Pfeifer (University of Zurich)

    While we may think of our intelligence and ability to make choices as properties of the human brain, insights from the fields of artificial intelligence and economics paint a more complicated picture. Join two experts in the field to learn more!

  • Past Events

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Snownado: Surviving Frozen Science

    Speakers: Samuel Bowser (New York State Department of Health's Wadsworth Center), Julie Chase (The Explorers Club), Trevor Deighton, Linda Gormezano (American Museum of Natural History)

    Frigid, dark, and wet, the poles challenge life with some of the most formidable environments on the planet. Learn from intrepid explorers what drives them to undertake fieldwork in punishing conditions, and what happens when things go wrong.

    Thursday, October 17, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Visualizing Scientific Data on the Big Screen

    Moderator: Carl Zimmer (Science Writer)
    Speakers: Amy Lee Robinson (Eyewire), Jonathan Fisher (Rockefeller University, Blavatnik Award Winner), Oliver Medvedik (GenSpace)

    Join the Academy and the Imagine Science Film Festival for a discussion that explores how data—from the huge data sets generated by genomics to a map of the brain—can be uniquely captured in the medium of film.

    Thursday, May 23, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Gluttony: Deconstructing Dinner

    Speakers: Steve Ettlinger (Author), Dwight Eschliman (Photographer), J. Kenji Lopez-Alt (Serious Eats)
    Moderator: Dan Pashman (Journalist)

    Whether it's mined from deep in the earth or grown on a farm, the ingredients in modern food have to come from somewhere. Join us as we learn just where some of the ingredients in your favorite snacks come from and just how combining certain elements can lead to either a food fantasy or fatal fare! Part of the Science and the Seven Deadly Sins Series.

    Tuesday, April 30, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Envy: The Cutthroat Side of Science

    Ivan Oransky (Reuters Health), Harold Garner (Virginia Tech), Morton Meyers (SUNY Stony Brook)

    From publish-or-perish to the race for ever-decreasing research dollars, scientists are under pressure to produce new scientific findings. Has the competitive culture of science gone too far? Join us as we try to unweave the web of scientific envy. Part of the Science and the Seven Deadly Sins Series.

  • Publications 

    eBriefing

    Gluttony: Deconstructing Dinner

    Moderator: Dan Pashman (Journalist)
    Panelists: Steve Ettlinger (Author) and Dwight Eschliman (Photographer)

    Steve Ettlinger and Dwight Eschliman described their investigation of the ingredients in processed foods and discussed their upcoming book, Foodstuff, at the finale of the Academy's Science and the Seven Deadly Sins series.

    eBriefing

    Sloth: Is Your City Making You Fat?

    Moderator: Tom Vanderbilt (Author)
    Panelists: Mariela Alfonzo (Polytechnic Institute at New York University), Kaid Benfield (Natural Resources Defense Council), and Hunter Reed (FAST NYC)

    As part of the Academy's Science and the Seven Deadly Sins series, a panel discussed urban design in NYC and explored how the built environment affects public health.

    eBriefing

    Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Islamic Studies Research: Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum 2011

    Panelists: Richard Charkin (Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, UK), Nader Ardalan (Harvard University & Ardalan Associates, LLC), Mostafa Kharoufi (Economic and Social Council), and Ali Mohayuddin Qaradaghi (Qatar University)

    This eBriefing highlights humanities and social sciences research presented at the Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum. Topics include civic engagement, urbanization, demography, public health, public administration, education, communications, cultural analysis, Islamic jurisprudence and much more.

    eBriefing

    The Intersection of Data and Design: Mark Hansen

    Speaker: Mark Hansen (UCLA)
    Organizer: Meghan Groome (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    With the combination of sensors, math and creativity, data collection and visualization can engage students in new ways of seeing and reporting upon their world. Join Mark Hansen in this eBriefing as he describes his work at the intersection of data and design.

  • Podcasts

    Podcast
    September 10, 2010

    What Makes Us Wise?

    Can we all be wise old owls? Science journalist Stephen Hall and neuroscientist Andre Fenton dissect what we call wisdom, from the neurons in our brain, to the social constructs behind it.

    Download (22 MB, 00:42:32)
    Podcast
    May 14, 2010

    Why Him, Why Her?

    What attracts us to a mate? Is "chemistry" really to blame for love at first sight? Biological anthropologist Helen Fisher explains the science behind our mating preferences.

    Download (36 MB, 00:55:43)
    Podcast
    April 30, 2010

    Adventures in Taxidermy

    Writer Melissa Milgrom has a thing for stuffed animals, and we're not talking about your child's teddy bears. She's the author of Still Life and she explains the science of taxidermy.

    Download (23 MB, 00:35:22)
    Podcast
    April 23, 2010

    Why Humans Have Sex

    Evolutionary psychologist David Buss explains the mating rituals and patterns of our quirky species. We might not have colorful peacock tails, but we've got some fancy strategies of our own to make up for it.

    Download (32 MB, 00:48:55)
  • Translational Medicine Initiative

    Macy FoundationThe Translational Medicine Initiative represents a three-year partnership between the New York Academy of Sciences and the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation to support the translation of basic science research into clinical applications.

    Learn more at www.nyas.org/TransMed.