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New York Academy of Sciences Podcast



The Academy brings you regular podcasts featuring cutting-edge research and science from New York City and beyond. Leading scientists tell their stories in a mixture of documentaries, interviews, and lectures. Visit www.nyas.org/podcast.



Published: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 10:00:00 -0500

Last Build Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 10:00:00 -0500

Copyright: Copyright 2005-2014. New York Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
 



DNA Barcoding Plants

Fri, 14 Aug 2009 10:00:00 -0500

New York City is home to more than 200 species of bees, and only one makes honey. Learn about them and all the others from the experts, and hear about the Great Pollinator Project.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/081409bees.mp3




DNA Barcoding Plants

Fri, 07 Aug 2009 10:00:00 -0500

Damon Little, assistant curator of bioinformatics at the New York Botanical Garden, describes the recent agreement by scientists on a universal DNA barcode marker for plants. Learn about the genetics and what this means for science.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/080709plants.mp3




Rocket Park

Fri, 31 Jul 2009 10:00:00 -0500

Over a round of astrophysics mini-golf, learn what goes into creating a world-class science exhibit from Eric Siegel, Director of the NY Hall of Science, Lee Skolnick, the course's architect, and physicist Alan Friedman.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/073109golf.mp3




Greening Columbia

Fri, 24 Jul 2009 10:00:00 -0500

Columbia University's Assistant VP of Environmental Stewardship talks about the process and challenges of greening up this local urban Ivy League.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/072409columbia.mp3




Cryogen-etics

Fri, 17 Jul 2009 10:00:00 -0500

The National Park Service is now giving all endangered species tissue samples it collects to the cryogenic frozen tissue lab at the AMNH. Hear what liquid nitrogen, DNA, and threatened species have to do with each other.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/071709cryogenics.mp3




Seismic Climate Change

Fri, 10 Jul 2009 10:00:00 -0500

Seismic records from ocean wave patterns and iceberg behavior around the world are being analyzed for the first time. Geophysicist Rick Aster describes what his data can tell us about our warming planet.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/071009aster.mp3




Painting the Genome

Thu, 02 Jul 2009 14:00:00 -0500

Genetic research fuses with fine art when the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard brings Daniel Kohn, a Brooklyn-based painter, into their lab for a residency.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/070209kohn.mp3




From Animal to Person

Fri, 26 Jun 2009 16:00:00 -0500

In a re-broadcast from 2007, philosopher and co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University, Daniel Dennett, describes the evolution of human culture, which he says is a "second information highway," swifter and more reliable than genetic transmission.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/062609dennett.mp3




Bridging Science and the Humanties

Fri, 19 Jun 2009 10:06:45 -0500

The two-time Pulitzer Prize winner delivers his keynote address at Science and the City's Two Cultures in the 21st Century symposium held in May.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/061909wilson.mp3




The ScentOpera

Fri, 12 Jun 2009 10:57:10 -0500

Smells and sounds collide for the world premiere of "Green Aria," a synesthetic art and science fusion at the Guggenheim.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/061209scent.mp3




The Science of H1N1

Fri, 05 Jun 2009 10:24:47 -0500

An in-depth look at the science behind the current influenza pandemic, plus some of the work research being done to keep us healthy.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/060509flu.mp3




Inventing Scientists

Fri, 29 May 2009 10:37:24 -0500

One of the country's biggest inventors (think the Segway, iBot, and portable dialysis machine), talks about his FIRST program aimed to get high schoolers onto the path to become scientists.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/052909kamen.mp3




Go Fly a Kite

Fri, 22 May 2009 11:08:34 -0500

Check out one of New York's kite flying showdowns and the science, design, and history behind our earliest flying machines.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/052209kites.mp3




Taking Science to Congress

Fri, 15 May 2009 10:10:59 -0500

A former Congressman gives scientists concrete suggestions on how to get government thinking science, in one of the keynote lectures of the Two Cultures conference.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/051509porter.mp3




The Sweetest Sounds: What is Music to Your Ears?

Fri, 08 May 2009 10:15:03 -0500

A perception expert teams up with a Grammy-winning singer and songwriter to explore our sense of hearing, with a little musical accompaniment, of course.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/050809hearing.mp3




The Circuits of Life's Program

Fri, 01 May 2009 10:51:48 -0500

An NYU scientist delves into the complex interactions in biological systems - using the genome as his map.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/050109bonneau.mp3




Go Green Solutions

Fri, 24 Apr 2009 10:12:06 -0500

We take you through NYC's Go Green Expo and find 5 easy ways for New Yorkers to green up.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/042409greenexpo.mp3




Back Me Up

Fri, 17 Apr 2009 10:11:14 -0500

New discoveries in spinal nerve regeneration are giving researchers hope in the race to cure spinal cord injuries.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/041709spinal.mp3




Teaching Robots to See

Fri, 10 Apr 2009 10:07:58 -0500

An NYU computer scientist looks to biological models to create vision systems, and artificial intelligence in machines.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/041009robots.mp3




Our Toxic World?

Fri, 03 Apr 2009 10:40:58 -0500

The Experimental Man and a NYAS toxicologist delve into the dangers (and myths) of toxins in our everyday environment.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/040309toxic.mp3




From Planets to Plutoids

Fri, 27 Mar 2009 10:20:45 -0500

Six leading planetary scientists debate whether Pluto is a planet in a broadcast of the Hayden Planetarium's 2009 Isaac Asimov lecture.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/032709pluto.mp3




Naturally Obsessed

Fri, 20 Mar 2009 10:08:48 -0500

A look at Carole and Richard Rifkind's lastest documentary film on life in a crystallography lab. Learn the science and meet the characters.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/032009rifkind.mp3




Forget Me Not

Fri, 13 Mar 2009 10:14:47 -0500

A Columbia University neurologist uses fMRI imaging on mice to research our aging brains. Turns out, you've got some control over how sharp you stay.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/031309small.mp3




The Psychobiology of Genocide

Fri, 06 Mar 2009 10:35:00 -0500

A multidisciplinary panel examine the psychobiology of human aggression and genocide at a recent roundtable at the Philoctetes Centre.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/030609genocide.mp3




Gold Medal Glory

Fri, 27 Feb 2009 10:41:17 -0500

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.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/022709sports.mp3




Test Your Tongue: The Science of Taste

Fri, 20 Feb 2009 10:20:39 -0500

Two taste gurus deconstruct our sense of taste -- from the molecules that give us flavor to the mystery of the fifth taste.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/022009taste.mp3




An AMNH PhD?

Fri, 13 Feb 2009 10:08:28 -0500

Meet the first 5 students at the new graduate school at the American Museum of Natural History -- the first museum in America awarding PhDs.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/021309gilder.mp3




Getting Cellular

Fri, 06 Feb 2009 10:15:13 -0500

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).


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/020609blobel.mp3




Egg and Nest

Fri, 30 Jan 2009 10:07:50 -0500

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.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/013009eggnest.mp3




See What You've Been Missing

Fri, 23 Jan 2009 12:03:53 -0500

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.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/012309vision.mp3




Playing Science

Fri, 16 Jan 2009 10:29:42 -0500

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.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/011609firstlight.mp3




A Pianocktail, Anyone?

Fri, 09 Jan 2009 10:33:34 -0500

Take a tour of the Interactive Telecommunications Program's wacky and inventive Winter thesis show at NYU.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/010909itp.mp3




Carl Sagan's Search for God

Fri, 02 Jan 2009 10:38:23 -0500

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.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/010209sagan.mp3




Gifting Science

Fri, 19 Dec 2008 10:05:08 -0500

From eBay meteorites to DNA artwork, Science and the City gives you quirky science gift options for the holiday season.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/121908gifts.mp3




The Science of Smell

Fri, 12 Dec 2008 10:08:53 -0500

Two smell scientists tackle the biology, genetics, and psychology behind our noses.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/121208smell2.mp3




Genes and Jazz

Fri, 05 Dec 2008 10:31:01 -0500

A Nobel Laureate and his son, a jazz musician, team up to fuse art and science, (cancer cell biology and jazz), at the Guggenheim's Works and Process program.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/120508varmus.mp3




Fearful Brains in an Anxious World

Fri, 21 Nov 2008 10:13:16 -0500

An NYU neuroscientist reveals what his research tells us about how our brains process fear and anxiety.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/112108ledoux.mp3




Hooked on a Feeling: The Science of Touch

Fri, 14 Nov 2008 10:04:23 -0500

A neurophysiologist and a filmmaker team up to talk about somatosensory research.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/111408touch.mp3




Our Brain, the Kluge

Fri, 07 Nov 2008 10:30:16 -0500

Think you've got a supercomputer for a brain? Think again. An NYU psychologist argues we've got kluges for brains and evolution to blame.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/110708marcus.mp3




Paraphilias: Does Sex Need Science?

Fri, 31 Oct 2008 10:09:43 -0500

Two psychiatrists, a philosopher, and an ex dominatrix debate the definition of paraphilias and discuss whether science has a place between the sheets.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/103108paraphilia.mp3




Science in Fiction on the Big Screen

Fri, 24 Oct 2008 10:28:32 -0500

The Imagine Science Film Festival kicks off with a discussion on the key to making a successful science movie - without compromising the story or the science.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/102408filmfest.mp3




The Neuroscience of Elections

Fri, 17 Oct 2008 10:11:39 -0500

Three NYU scientists describe some of the research into why we vote the way we do.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/101708elections.mp3




The Science of Getting a Grip

Fri, 10 Oct 2008 10:06:11 -0500

Psychologist Ekman discusses how 40 hours of conversation with the Dalai Lama changed his views on our ability to be emotionally aware.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/101008ekman.mp3




The Time Paradox

Fri, 03 Oct 2008 09:51:03 -0500

A renowned psychologist describes how our individual perception of time shapes the choices we make.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/100308zimbardo.mp3




The LHC: Physics' New Golden Age

Fri, 26 Sep 2008 10:44:05 -0500

A Nobel Laureate explains the Large Hadron Collider and its potential to revolutionize the field of physics.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/092608wilczek.mp3




New York's Paper Solutions

Fri, 19 Sep 2008 10:24:41 -0500

From your old magazines to a brand new recycled paper pizza box, we take a trip to Pratt Industry's Staten Island paper recycling facility to see how NYC's paper is reused.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/091908recycling.mp3




Bat-tastic

Fri, 12 Sep 2008 10:12:25 -0500

Follow Paul Keim and his echolocator as he leads a fact-packed tour of Central Park's bat population. And no, they're not blind.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/091208bats.mp3




Ferocious Beauty: Genome

Fri, 05 Sep 2008 12:35:13 -0500

Human genetics and multi-media dance meet onstage in this true fusion of art and science.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/090508ferocious.mp3




Fuel Cell Future

Fri, 29 Aug 2008 11:13:48 -0500

Get behind the wheel of some of the world's most advanced hydrogen-powered vehicles and learn about the technology, timeline, and real-life potential for H2.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/082908hydrogencar.mp3




The Sex Lives of Animals

Fri, 22 Aug 2008 10:07:08 -0500

Think sex for animals is all about mating? You're wrong. Learn about the diversity and biology behind the sex lives of animals at the Museum of Sex's new exhibit.
Warning: Explicit Content


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/082208animalsex.mp3




Back to Black

Fri, 15 Aug 2008 09:51:51 -0500

Go behind the scenes at the Guggenheim's "Imageless" exhibit, where one of Ad Reinhardt's black paintings gets some major laser restoration treatment.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/081508imageless.mp3




Madagascar (...and Not the Movie)

Fri, 08 Aug 2008 12:35:52 -0500

A conservation biologist describes the unique animals and conservation programs in Madagascar while touring the new Bronx Zoo Madagascar exhibit.
Sponsor: Science & the City


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/080808madagascar.mp3




What the Nose Knows

Fri, 01 Aug 2008 12:24:57 -0500

This week, learn about the science of smelling and scent from Gilbert and check out his latest book. For more on the science of senses, check out Joanne Chen's "The Taste of Sweet."
Sponsor: Science & the City


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/080108smell.mp3




The Science Barge

Fri, 25 Jul 2008 15:52:08 -0500

Check out New York Sun Works' floating sustainable greenhouse, The Science Barge, and learn some ecological science and energy solutions for growing green in a concrete city.
Sponsor: Science & the City


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/072508sciencebarge.mp3




Experimental Cuisine Collective

Fri, 18 Jul 2008 15:34:59 -0500

Hear the story of the Experimental Cuisine Collective, a program created to make polymer science accessible to the average person.
Sponsor: Science & the City


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/foodscience.mp3




Artscience: Creativity in the Post-Google Generation

Fri, 11 Jul 2008 15:21:20 -0500

Learn about new fusions of art and science, and the creation of a unique innovation space in Paris.
Sponsor: Science & the City Author Series


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/artscience.mp3




Buckminster Fuller

Thu, 03 Jul 2008 13:11:51 -0500

Hear the story of one of the greatest innovators of the 20th century - the man behind the geodesic dome, Dymaxion Car and Dwelling Machine, and other inventive ideas.
Sponsor: Stanford University Libraries


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/fuller.mp3




One Bryant Park

Fri, 27 Jun 2008 15:52:05 -0500

Take a tour of the new Bank of America building at One Bryant Park - now the greenest office tower in New York City, with a Platinum LEED ranking. The building's lead architect and mechanical engineer join to give context to this skyscraper's ultra-sustainable features.
Sponsor: Science & the City


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/one_bryant.mp3




Science in the Middle East

Fri, 20 Jun 2008 15:26:58 -0500

A geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey discusses the challenges he's faced when doing science in the Middle East, and his research on the Dead Sea basin.
Sponsor: American Museum of Natural History


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/mideast.mp3




The Elegant Universe

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 14:49:43 -0500

A New York-based choreographer teams up with a composer and a leading theoretical physicist to produce a ballet based on The Elegant Universe, by Brian Greene. Hear what happens when string theory meets the stage and get an exclusive look at a not-yet-finished project.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/guggenheim.mp3




Project Walkway

Thu, 05 Jun 2008 18:58:39 -0500

Eight teenage girls learn to mix technology with fashion at Eyebeam, a center for art and technology located in Manhattan. Hear their story of the Girls Eye View program, an experience which aims to get young women interested in science.
Sponsor: Science & the City


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/walkway.mp3




The Science of Scotch

Fri, 30 May 2008 16:10:30 -0500

Learn all that goes into making Scotland's traditional drink, which turns out to be a lot of culture, a bit of science, and just a pinch of art.
Sponsor: Science & the City Food Series
Multimedia: Science of Scotch Slideshow


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/scotch.mp3




Mixing Science and Policy

Fri, 23 May 2008 13:43:34 -0500

Three experts in science and policy discuss their thoughts on the best way for scientists to communicate with governments, and vice versa - in the effort to create a more open and productive national dialogue on science.
Sponsor: Science Communication Consortium


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/policy.mp3




The Science of Champagne

Fri, 16 May 2008 16:13:28 -0500

Gerard Liger-Belair has been studying the science of champagne bubbles for 10 years. Learn just how important bubbles are to the taste this celebratory drink - and find out the science behind it.
Sponsor: Science & the City Food Series


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/champagne.mp3




Sundance-Sloan Film Awards

Fri, 09 May 2008 15:54:21 -0500

Meet this year's winner of the Sundance Institute's Sloan Fellowship and the 2008 Sundance-Sloan Grant recipient - both unique screenwriters with a serious science focus.
Sponsor: Science & the City


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/sundance.mp3




Food Foraging in Central Park

Fri, 02 May 2008 16:54:15 -0500

Join a New York naturalist as he leads a spring food foraging tour in Central Park. Learn the history, science, and folklore behind foraging for your own food. www.wildmanstevebrill.com.

Sponsor: New York Academy of Sciences

Visit us at www.scienceandthecity.org.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/wildman.mp3




Distortions of Memory

Fri, 25 Apr 2008 15:47:15 -0500

Experts in language, literature, neuroscience, philosophy, and psychoanalysis discuss what is known about how we store and subsequently recall the past.
Sponsor: The Philoctetes Center


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/memory.mp3




Physics of the Impossible

Fri, 18 Apr 2008 16:46:33 -0500

The cofounder of string field theory offers a scientific exploration of the world of phasers, force fields, teleportation, and time travel.
Sponsor: Science & the City Author Series


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/kaku.mp3




Future of the Stockmarket

Fri, 11 Apr 2008 16:00:14 -0500

Investors, economists, and quantitative finance experts discuss how technological innovations have hastened the growth of the markets.
Sponsor: Philoctetes Center


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/stockmarket.mp3




Humans, Apes, and Whales: the Origin of Brain Degenerative Disorders

Fri, 04 Apr 2008 15:39:20 -0500

The Vice Chair of the Department of Neuroscience at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine explains the morpho-molecular features that render certain neuronal populations of the brain selectively vulnerable to degenerative processes in humans.
Sponsor: American Museum of Natural History


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/hof.mp3




Your Inner Fish

Fri, 28 Mar 2008 15:39:50 -0500

The University of Chicago's Associate Dean of Organismal Biology and Anatomy speaks about his new book, which gives the 3.5 billion year history of the human body.
Sponsor: American Museum of Natural History


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/shubin.mp3




The Rapidly Changing Climate System

Fri, 21 Mar 2008 16:45:20 -0500

A Princeton geosciences and international affairs professor, and a leader of the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, gives a global warming overview.
Sponsor: Green Science and Environmental Systems, a NYAS PS&E program


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/climate_change.mp3




The Neuroscience of Fair Play

Fri, 14 Mar 2008 15:34:00 -0500

The head of the Laboratory of Neurobiology and Behavior at Rockefeller University describes how ethics may be a hardwired function of the human brain.
Sponsor: Science & the City Author Series


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/pfaff.mp3




Biology of Freedom

Fri, 07 Mar 2008 16:16:14 -0500

Psychoanalysts and neuroscientists discuss the effect of the environment on brain activity and micro-anatomy.
Sponsor: Philoctetes Center


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/freedom.mp3




Science of Chocolate

Fri, 29 Feb 2008 15:56:42 -0500

A nutrition scientist from Tufts University gives an overview of the health benefits of chocolate.
Sponsor: Chocolate Manufacturers Association


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/chocolate.mp3




A Life Decoded

Fri, 22 Feb 2008 15:22:34 -0500

The leader of the private-sector human genome project has published an autobiography.
Sponsor: American Museum of Natural History


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/venter.mp3




Fueling the Car of the Future

Fri, 15 Feb 2008 15:47:48 -0500

The Global Environment and Energy Correspondent for the Economist takes an up close look at global warming, the auto industry, and government.
Sponsor: Science & the City Author Series


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/vaitheeswaran.mp3




Unbowed

Fri, 08 Feb 2008 16:35:52 -0500

The 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Winner and leader of the Pan African Green Belt Movement introduces her new autobiography.
Sponsor: American Museum of Natural History


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/wangari.mp3




Perception through the Five Senses

Fri, 01 Feb 2008 15:42:57 -0500

A perfumer, a chef, a neurologist, a sound engineer, and a painter discuss how we take in the world.
Sponsor: Philoctetes Center


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/perception.mp3




The Mind of the Market

Fri, 25 Jan 2008 16:32:00 -0500

The author, publisher, and founder of the International Skeptics Society shares neuroeconomic insights into human behavior.
Sponsor: New York City Skeptics Society


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/shermer.mp3




Childhood Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Fri, 18 Jan 2008 15:40:34 -0500

An internationally recognized expert in the pharmacological treatment for childhood mood and anxiety disorders offers insights about depression and bipolar disorder at the 19th Annual New York City Mental Health Symposium.
Sponsor: NARSAD


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/wagner.mp3




Life in the Valley of Death

Fri, 11 Jan 2008 15:52:25 -0500

Executive Director for science and exploration at the Wildlife Conservation Society based at the Bronx Zoo discusses his new book which details his efforts to create the world's largest tiger reserve in Myanmar's Hukaung Valley.
Sponsor: American Museum of Natural History


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/rabinowitz.mp3




The Science of Coffee

Fri, 04 Jan 2008 15:15:54 -0500

The Chairman of illycaffe S.p.A. discusses the chemistry and technology that produce a great cup of coffee.
Sponsor: Science & the City Food Series


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/coffee.mp3




Mood Disorders and the Brain's Perception of Danger

Fri, 21 Dec 2007 16:02:07 -0500

The Chief of Child and Adolescent Research in the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program of the National Institute of Mental Health Intramural Research Program talks about child and adult mood and anxiety disorders.
Sponsor: NARSAD


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/narsad.mp3




Daydreaming and Night-Dreaming

Fri, 14 Dec 2007 16:25:11 -0500

A roundtable discussion of stimulus-independent thought, including review of data from neuroscience imaging and clinical applications of research on human fantasy.
Sponsor: Philoctetes Center


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/daynightdreams.mp3




The Secret History of the War on Cancer

Fri, 07 Dec 2007 16:12:17 -0500

A new book from the director of the Center on Environmental Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute exposes a muddled century-long research effort.
Sponsor: Science & the City Author Series


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/davis.mp3




New York Goes Green

Fri, 30 Nov 2007 16:02:08 -0500

The President and CEO of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority shares details of how the Spitzer team is tackling New York's environmental, energy, and climate changes.
Sponsor: NYAS Green Science and Environmental Systems Series


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/tonko.mp3




An Evening with Oliver Sacks

Fri, 16 Nov 2007 15:24:44 -0500

The famed author and physician introduces ideas from his new book, Musicophilia, to a sold-out crowd at the New York Academy of Sciences.
Sponsor: Science & the City Author Series


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/evening.mp3




Climate Change

Fri, 09 Nov 2007 16:08:24 -0500

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.
Sponsor: The Explorers Club


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/explorers_climate.mp3




The Stuff of Thought

Fri, 02 Nov 2007 14:37:04 -0500

The Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University speaks about language and cognition, what swearing reveals about our emotions, and the way innuendo discloses something about relationships.
Warning: Explicit Language.
Sponsor: Science & the City Author Series


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/thought.mp3




The Unnatural History of the Sea

Fri, 26 Oct 2007 13:21:28 -0500

A marine conservation biologist shares details from his new book about the human exploitations of the ocean's bounty and our shifting environmental baselines.
Sponsor: American Museum of Natural History


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/callum.mp3




BLAST

Fri, 19 Oct 2007 13:07:59 -0500

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.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/blast.mp3




Beneath Mount Everest

Fri, 12 Oct 2007 12:33:58 -0500

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.
Sponsor: American Museum of Natural History


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/everest.mp3




Body Adornment

Fri, 05 Oct 2007 15:46:26 -0500

The director of NYU's Institute for Ice Age Studies tells what we can learn about a culture from the personal ornamentation it used.
Sponsor: American Museum of Natural History


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/white.mp3




Polyhedron Man

Fri, 28 Sep 2007 15:48:34 -0500

The artist, mathematician, and computer scientist talks about his geometric sculptures.

Sponsor: CUNY Graduate Center, Science & the Arts

Visit us at www.scienceandthecity.org.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/hart.m4b




Mummy Genetics

Fri, 21 Sep 2007 15:32:23 -0500

A biological anthropologist at the Knowledge Horizons Center for Biomedical Egyptology at the University of Manchester, 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 past, present, and future ecology of parasitic infectious diseases.

Visit us at www.scienceandthecity.org.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/mummy.mp3




Cats of Africa

Fri, 14 Sep 2007 19:39:59 -0500

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.

Sponsor: American Museum of Natural History

Visit us at www.scienceandthecity.org.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/cats.mp3




The Mind and Music

Fri, 07 Sep 2007 14:12:21 -0500

Physician, neurologist, and author Oliver Sacks speaks about his new book, Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Mind.
Sponsor: Science & the City Author Series


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/musicophilia.mp3




Acting and Mirror Neurons

Fri, 24 Aug 2007 15:02:24 -0500

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.
Sponsor: Philoctetes Center


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/neurons.mp3




Framing Science

Fri, 17 Aug 2007 15:04:56 -0500

A science journalist and a professor of communications show scientists how they can help reeducate the public about science policy.

Sponsor: Science Alliance.

Visit us at www.scienceandthecity.org.


Media Files:
http://ne.edgecastcdn.net/000210/podcasts/framing.mp3