Science & the City Podcasts
High school student Grace Greenwald shares her passion for neuroscience by connecting her peers with leading researchers in the field to inspire future innovators.
Alzheimer's Disease is a growing health and economic concern worldwide, prompting innovative efforts to better understand the disease and translate that understanding into effective interventions.
Integrating nutrition and early childhood development interventions may amplify the benefits of both for the world's underprivileged children.
Experts discuss innovations in food science and programming that are aimed at sustainably producing adequate protein for the global population.
Scientists, health professionals, and food industry representatives discuss the process of putting the Research Agenda for Nutrition Science into action.
Scientists, health professionals, and food industry representatives discuss the importance of addressing global nutrition needs from a multidisciplinary perspective.
Nutrition science can help make the world a healthier, happier place, but how do researchers know where to start?
February 13, 2014
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.
Climate wizard Radagast the Brown patiently explains the methodologies used to study Middle Earth warming to a denialist orc.
December 12, 2013
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?
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.