December 01, 2013
Did ISON survive its trip around the sun?
November 14, 2013
At the recent Gender Summit 3, a diverse gathering of experts discussed the recruitment, retention, and promotion of women in science.
November 07, 2013
The FDA's recent proposal to ban artificial trans fats raises questions about the role and efficacy of some food regulations.
Friday, December 13, 2013 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: National Museum of Mathematics, 11 East 26th Street
$27 with puzzle, $12 bring your own puzzle
Friday, December 13, 2013 | 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Galapagos Art Space 16 Main Street, DUMBO Brooklyn
Presentations + Trivia $14, Presentations only $10
December 15 - 16, 2013
Location: Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, 721 Broadway, 4th Fl
Monday, December 16, 2013 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: The Explorers Club, 46 E. 70th St
Price: $20, $5 w student ID
Monday, December 16, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Columbia University, 101 Prentis Hall, 632 125th St
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 | 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Genspace, The MEx Building, 33 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
$5 suggested donations at door
Thursday, December 19, 2013 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: American Museum of Natural History, Hayden Planetarium Space Theater
Monday, January 6, 2014 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: The New York Academy of Sciences
The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members. Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Barnard College, Held Auditorium, 304 Barnard Hall, 3009 Broadway
November 21, 2013
Blavatnik Award winning scientist Dr. Jonathan Fisher discusses the power of various visualization techniques in researching—and educating about—the brain.
Author Alan Weisman considers the meaning and means of achieving a sustainable future in this excerpted coverage of a talk he presented at the Academy.
September 28, 2013
Those who don't know history are doomed to reinvent wheels and miss out on great stories! A historian and a young scientist discuss the rewards and importance of learning about the history of science.
September 14, 2013
Can science help us understand ethics?
Scientific images are often beautiful, captivating both for their aesthetic value and the concepts they represent.
As part of our Science and the Seven Deadly Sins series, Dr. Paul Zak discusses his work studying the relation of hormones to human behavior. Specifically, his research focuses on oxytocin's role in regulating generosity and greed.
The final installment of our step-by-step analysis of the cheeseburger culminates in a question that’s both very simple and tremendously complex—should we eat meat?
In this installment of A Thought for Food’s consideration of the cheeseburger, we analyze the king of side dishes, the French fry.
The fourth installment of our systematic breakdown of a cheeseburger deals with ketchup and pickles, two attempts to give vegetables the power to defy time.
For the third installment of our dissection of the humble cheeseburger, A Thought for Food considers a Paleolithic super food that’s still popular worldwide—cheese.