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Autumn 2008

Autumn 2008
Published two times per year, The New York Academy of Sciences Magazine reports on the activities of the Academy and its Members, and features cover stories, profiles and book excerpts that illuminate cutting-edge issues in science and examine challenges facing the global scientific community.

Table of Contents

Building the Knowledge Capitals of the Future

Cities worldwide are in a race to transform themselves into hubs of science and technology expertise. Here's a look at how a few plan to achieve that goal—some with help from the Academy.

Ingenious, Innovative, and Interdisciplinary!

The 2008 Blavatnik Awards support the work of 16 outstanding young researchers as they summit their science careers.

Prizing Our Best & Brightest

A new Academy award supports early-career scientists whose work will transform our world.

Profound Simplicity

Our best theories of the physical world appear complicated and difficult because they are profoundly simple, says Nobel Laureate and Academy Governor Frank Wilczek in his new book, The Lightness of Being.

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