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New York Academy of Sciences Podcast: Episodes

The famed author and physician introduces ideas from his new book, Musicophilia, to a sold-out crowd at the New York Academy of Sciences.
Oceanographer Richard Feely, geochemist W. Berry Lyons, and biologist Margaret Lowman discuss factors that govern the process of climate change based on their field research.
Hear what Harvard University psychologist Steven Pinker has to say about language and cognition, what swearing reveals about emotion, and what innuendo says about relationships.
Warning: Explicit Language.
A marine conservation biologist shares details from his new book about the human exploitations of the ocean's bounty and our shifting environmental baselines.
The documentary filmmaker speaks about his experiences following a close-knit team of international scientists as they attempt to launch a multi-million dollar telescope on a NASA high-altitude balloon.
A seismologist from the University of Colorado, Boulder, shares research she conducted in the Himalayas throughout eastern Nepal and southern Tibet, an area she calls a breeding ground of destructive earthquakes.
The director of NYU's Institute for Ice Age Studies tells what we can learn about a culture from the personal ornamentation it used.
A biological anthropologist, who stars in an IMAX documentary currently showing at the Liberty Science Center, speaks about her work using genetic data to study the genealogy of ancient mummies and the ecology of parasitic infectious diseases.
Conservation biologists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and the AMNH Center for Conservation Genetics discuss the behavior of wild cats and how new techniques in molecular genetics are helping conserve endangered cats across the globe.
Physician, neurologist, and author Oliver Sacks speaks about his new book, Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Mind.

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A discussion drawing on the perspectives of neuroscience, drama therapy, kinesiology, and acting technique to address the mechanisms that allow an actor to emotionally move an audience.
A science journalist and a professor of communications show scientists how they can help reeducate the public about science policy.
The Evan Pugh Professor of Biological Anthropology and Biology at Penn State discusses the fossil evidence of our earliest human ancestor.
Astrophysicists and a philosopher discuss recent, data-driven, explanations for the appearance and evolution of our universe and how our new views on the universe have informed our every-day lives and beliefs.
Without getting bogged down in the math, the John S. Toll Professor in Physics at the University of Maryland explains the beautiful set of equations which may or may not describe our universe.
The popular Spanish science journalist and television host offers insights and a formula from his book, "The Happiness Trip: A Scientific Journey," a bestseller in Spain and newly released in the U.S.
On the 100th anniversary of the birth of Rachel Carson, three scientists present current research on the presence of DDT in nature and its consequences for birds, breast cancer rates and malaria.
The scientist who discovered mirror neurons engages in a roundtable discussion with artists and art historians about how neuroscientific discoveries can influence our understanding of how we perceive art.
An ecologist and soil physics expert who has consulted globally to the U.N. and the World Bank describes how the natural environment in the Middle East has changed since biblical times.
The Columbia University psychiatrist, ethicist, and legal scholar explores behavioral genetics and the causes of crime.
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