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New York Academy of Sciences Podcast: Episodes

In a re-broadcast from 2007, Daniel Dennett, philosopher and co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University, describes the evolution of human culture, which he says is a "second information highway," swifter and more reliable than genetic transmission.
The two-time Pulitzer Prize winner E.O. Wilson delivers his keynote address at S&C's symposium, The Two Cultures in the 21st Century, held in May.
Smells and sounds collide for the world premiere of "Green Aria," a synesthetic art and science fusion at the Guggenheim featuring two composers, a writer and a master perfumier.
Top researchers offer an in-depth look at the science behind the global influenza outbreak, plus some of the work being done to keep us healthy.
Dean Kamen, one of the world's top inventors (think the Segway and portable dialysis machine), talks about his FIRST program designed to get high schoolers onto the path to become scientists during our Two Cultures in the 21st Century conference.
Check out FlyNY, one of New York's kite flying showdowns, and the science, design, and history behind our earliest flying machines.
Former Congressman John Porter offers concrete suggestions on how to get government thinking science, in one of the keynote lectures of our Two Cultures conference.
Perception expert Daniel Levitin joins Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash at our Science of Hearing event to explore our sense of hearing -- with a little musical accompaniment, of course.
NYU scientist Richard Bonneau delves into the complex interactions in biological systems - using the genome as his map. Part of S&C's Spring events series.
We take you through NYC's Go Green Expo and find 5 easy ways for New Yorkers to green up.
Biologist Marie Filbin says new discoveries in spinal nerve regeneration are giving researchers hope in the race to cure spinal cord injuries.
NYU computer scientist Yann LeCun looks to biological models to create vision systems, and artificial intelligence in machines. From the S&C Spring event series.
"Experimental Man" David Ewing Duncan and toxicologist Matt Bogdanffy delve into the dangers (and myths) of toxins in our everyday environment.
Six leading planetary scientists debate whether Pluto is a planet in a broadcast of the Hayden Planetarium's 2009 Isaac Asimov lecture.
A look at Carole and Richard Rifkind's latest documentary film on life in a crystallography lab. Learn the science and meet the characters.
Columbia University neurologist Scott Small uses fMRI imaging on mice to research our aging brains. Turns out, you've got some control over how sharp you stay.
A multidisciplinary panel examine the psychobiology of human aggression and genocide at a recent roundtable at the Philoctetes Center.
When it comes to Olympic gold medal times, humans have been improving steadily over the past 100 years. But is there a limit to how good we can get? Learn about the technology, technique, and doping that keeps athletes improving.
Two taste gurus deconstruct our sense of taste in S&C's Science of the 5 Senses series -- from the molecules that give us flavor to the mystery of the fifth taste.
Meet the first 5 students at the new graduate school at the American Museum of Natural History -- the first museum in America awarding PhDs.
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