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Science & the City: Episodes

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.
16
Apr
2009
20:23 mins
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.
A Nobel Laureate delves into what we know about our cells - from their 4.5 billion year history, to modern-day mutations, and protein zip codes (cellular love letters).
Explore the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology's extraordinary collection of eggs and nests with two scientists from the foundation and the photographer for their new book, Egg and Nest.
There's a lot more to vision than first meets the eye. An ex-magician and cognitive neuroscientist team and tackle the science of sight in S&C's Science of the 5 Senses series.
Take a look at the Ensemble Studio Theatre Sloan Project, which aims to bring science stories and playwrights together, and preview their science festival, on now.
Take a tour of the Interactive Telecommunications Program's wacky and inventive Winter thesis show at NYU.
Hayden Planetarium director Tyson, Carl Sagan's widow, and Sagan's former colleague discuss the astrobiologist's perspective on science, the spiritual experience, and the search for God.
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