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Autumn 2009

Autumn 2009
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

Hope for Our Future

Identifying leaders of tomorrow in diverse scientific disciplines.

Stimulated by Science

NYAS Honorary Life Governor Karen Burke is known for finding what's exciting in NYC, from Studio 54 to Science & the City.

How the Eye Evolved

Award-winning science writer Carl Zimmer explains the "creation" of the organ so complex that it baffled even Darwin.

The Growth of Citizen Science

How amateurs are contributing to research.

Expanding the Immunology Frontier

The head of the Rockefeller University's Laboratory of Cellular Physiology and Immunology has strong opinions about cancer research.

Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists

Meet the 12 finalists in the 2009 competition.

In Green Company

Academy Governor R.K. Pachauri says business must take the lead in sustainability. Corporate Academy members are doing just that, some with support from NYAS sustainability programs and services.

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