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  • Science & the City Events at NYAS

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

    What Can Robots and Economics Teach Us About Humanity?

    Location: The New York Academy of Sciences
    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!
    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    When Science Bites Back!

    Location: The New York Academy of Sciences
    From the pets we love to the rats we hate—the human condition is closely intertwined with animals. These animal experts will discuss the real story of animals from your backyard to the most extreme environments in the world, and what happens when they don't necessarily want you around.
  • Science & the City Features

    Academy News
    March 30, 2014

    Our Solar System Can Still Surprise Us!

    Astronomers this week announced two exciting discoveries that demonstrate how much we still have to learn about our own solar system.
    Academy News
    January 23, 2014

    A long time ago in a galaxy relatively not that far away...

    The newly-discovered supernova provides astronomers an opportunity to hone our knowledge of the universe, and you can help!
    Academy News
    January 16, 2014

    Wise Wizard Weighs in on Climate Change in Middle Earth

    Some climate scientists are using humor and fantasy to combat the dark forces of ignorance and denialism.
  • Public Science Events in NYC

    Friday, April 25, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    Malaria 2014: Advances in Pathophysiology, Biology and Drug Development

    Location: The New York Academy of Sciences
    Despite a 25% reduction in global malaria mortality since 2000, around half the world's population is at risk. Join us on World Malaria Day to examine breakthroughs in pathophysiology, pre-erythrocytic and liver stage biology, and drug development.
    Friday, April 25, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Brainwave: The Math Genius

    Location: Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17 St
    Price: $25
    Friday, April 25, 2014 | 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    ArtLab: Big Green Theater

    Location: The Bushwick Starr, 207 Starr St, Brooklyn
    Price: Free, 21+ ID required
    Friday, April 25, 2014 | 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    The Exoplanet Revolution with Lucianne Walkowicz

    Location: Columbia University, Pupin Hall, Enter at 116th St and Broadway
    Price: Free
    Saturday, April 26, 2014 | 9:30 AM - 5:15 PM

    Sense to Synapse

    Location: Center for Genomics & Systems Biology, Washington Square Campus of New York University, 12 Waverly Place
    Price: $10
    Saturday, April 26, 2014 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


    Location: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston
    Price: $24
    Sunday, April 27, 2014 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM


    Location: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St, Queens
    Price: $8
    April 28 - 29, 2014

    Companion Diagnostics: From Biomarker Identification to Market Entry

    Location: The New York Academy of Sciences
    Biomarker-based companion diagnostics (CDx), designed to identify treatment responsive patients, lie at the heart of the emerging personalized, precision medicine movement. This 2-day conference will discuss research, financial, and regulatory strategies to facilitate CDx development and integration. Presentations will analyze diverse therapeutic target areas beyond cancer such as inflammatory, infectious, cardiovascular, metabolic, and neurodegenerative diseases; evaluate emerging applications of technologies such as epigenetics, bioinformatics, and nanotechnology; illustrate successes and failures via case studies; recognize regulatory hurdles; and formulate solutions to better improve public health with CDx and personalized medicine.
    Monday, April 28, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Wolf Memories with Mike Bond

    Location: Explorers Club, 46 E. 70th St
    Price: $20, $5 w student ID
    Monday, April 28, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    Slide Slam

    Location: American Museum of Natural History, Kaufmann Theater, Enter at 77th Street
    Price: $15
  • Science & the City Podcasts

    February 13, 2014

    Engineering Sustainable Futures

    Hear how some young and inspiring engineering students in the University of Texas at Austin's Projects for Underserved Communities program are using their science skills in sustainable development projects.

    Download (22 MB, 24:13)

    Climate wizard Radagast the Brown patiently explains the methodologies used to study Middle Earth warming to a denialist orc.

    Download (20 MB, 22:00)
    December 12, 2013

    Hats Off to Bacteria!

    The genome of the bacteria that colonize our bodies vastly dwarfs our human genome! How will this new finding change how we understand our health?

    Download (33 MB, 36:58)
    November 21, 2013

    Your Brain: The Final Frontier

    Blavatnik Award winning scientist Dr. Jonathan Fisher discusses the power of various visualization techniques in researching—and educating about—the brain.

    Download (18 MB, 19:58)
    October 12, 2013

    Can We Feed the Planet?

    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.

    Download (50 MB, 44:16)
    September 28, 2013

    Making (and Learning) History!

    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.

    Download (20 MB, 22:30)
    September 14, 2013

    The Science of Moral Decisions

    Can science help us understand ethics?

    Download (9 MB, 22:30)
    August 23, 2013

    Art and Evidence: Scientific Images

    Scientific images are often beautiful, captivating both for their aesthetic value and the concepts they represent.

    Download (25 MB, 27:50)
    July 26, 2013

    Greed: Hormones and Moral Behavior

    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.

    Download (20 MB, 22:18)
    July 12, 2013

    A Thought for Food: Eating Animals

    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?

    Download (34 MB, 30:02)