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Science & the City: Episodes

The first of two podcasts on the development of a global agenda for nutrition research.
Engineering students in the Projects for Underserved Communities program at UT Austin are proving you're never too young to make a difference by putting science to good use.
Tolkien wizard Radagast the Brown, a.k.a. climate scientist Dr. Dan Lunt, faces an angry Uruk-hai climate change denialist in a "debate" about the validity of climate science and Middle Earth warming.
In this excerpted coverage from our live event, a panel of experts discusses our relationship with our microbiota from research and medical perspectives.
Blavatnik Award winning scientist Dr. Jonathan Fisher discusses the power of various visualization techniques in researching—and educating about—the brain.
Author Alan Weisman shares insights from his latest book, Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?
A historian and a young scientist discuss the rewards and importance of learning about the history of science.
Social psychologist Dr. Piercarlo Valdesolo discusses his work studying moral decision-making processes in the lab.
Social psychologist Dr. Piercarlo Valdesolo discusses his work studying moral decision-making processes in the lab.
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.
The second installment of A Thought for Food’s systematic analysis of America's sandwich, the cheeseburger, looks at bread—one of the strangest and most interesting products humanity has ever invented.
How did the hamburger become a staple American food? A Thought for Food considers the science and history of the key ingredient, beef.
Experts discuss how medical schools can reduce health disparities by promoting more diversity in healthcare professions, equipping doctors with tools to serve underrepresented groups, and reaching out to the community.
Experts discuss the pressures that may lead scientists to misrepresent data and hinder the self-correcting mechanisms of science.
Professor Owen Jones, Director of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience, and Dr. Kent Kiehl, professor of neuroscience and Executive Science Officer of the Mind Research Network, discuss the relation of neuroscience to the legal system.
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