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Pop-Up Particle Physics from the Large Hadron Collider

Pop-Up Particle Physics from the Large Hadron Collider

Alan Alda moderates as leading physicists Lisa Randall (Harvard) and Michael Tuts (Columbia), join CERN's Emma Sanders to explain new science coming from the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland.
Posted: Jul 7th, 2010 | Comments: 1
The Lady and the Sharks: An Evening with Eugenie Clark

The Lady and the Sharks: An Evening with Eugenie Clark

At the third event in the Science & the City Girls Night Out series, world-renowned ichthyologist Eugenie Clark, founding director and senior research scientist at the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Florida, describes her fantastic and distinguished 60-year career studying deep sea sharks and tropical fish. Dr. Clark, popularly known as the Shark Lady, captivates [...]

Posted: Apr 22nd, 2010 | Comments: 1
What to Eat: Diet, Nutrition, and Food Politics – An Evening with Marion Nestle

What to Eat: Diet, Nutrition, and Food Politics – An Evening with Marion Nestle

Marion Nestle contends that the modern grocery store is a place where the giants of agribusiness compete for your purchases with profits—not health or nutrition—in mind. Her acclaimed book, What to Eat, helps readers navigate the supermarket aisles and make sensible food choices, from produce to packaged foods. Is organic food better? Are carbohydrates bad? What [...]

Posted: Feb 17th, 2010 | Comments: 1
Bringing Helen Fisher to NYAS

Bringing Helen Fisher to NYAS

Adrienne Burke, Director of Public Outreach, The New York Academy of Sciences I first met Helen Fisher in 2006, when I visited her Upper East Side apartment to interview her for a Science & the City podcast about the science of love. Helen, who is a professor at Rutgers University and author of five books, [...]

Posted: Jan 13th, 2010 | Comments: 0
Lust, Romance & Attachment: The Science of Love and Whom We Choose

Lust, Romance & Attachment: The Science of Love and Whom We Choose

What happens when you fall in love? Helen Fisher says it begins when someone takes on special meaning. “The world has a new center,” she says, “then you focus on him or her. Your beloved’s car is different from every other car in the parking lot, for example. People can list what they don’t like [...]

Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 | Comments: 4
150 Years of the Origin of Species

150 Years of the Origin of Species

Nobel Laureate and neurobiologist Gerald Edelman, psychologist Paul Ekman, and anthropologist Terrence Deacon tell us how Charles Darwin has influenced science and their own research. Presented by The New York Academy of Sciences, November 24, 2009. Runtime: 2 hours 37 minutes. Learn more about Darwin and Origin of Species from NOVA. About The New York [...]

Posted: Dec 23rd, 2009 | Comments: 1
Powering Up Cities for Plug-In Hybrids

Powering Up Cities for Plug-In Hybrids

Taped at The New York Academy of Sciences, January 21, 2009 Speakers: Mark Duvall: Director, Electric Transportation, Electric Power Research Institute Arthur Kressner: Director, Research and Development, Power Supply, Consolidated Edison Company of New York and Richard L. Drake, P.E.: Program Manager, Transportation & Power Systems, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority running [...]

Posted: Jun 10th, 2009 | Comments: 0
Zero Net Energy Building: Reality or Fiction

Zero Net Energy Building: Reality or Fiction

A zero net building would generate enough renewable energy to meet its own energy needs.Clark Brockman, the director of SERA Architect’s Sustainability Resource Team, moderates the first meeting of a four-part series at the New York Academy of Sciences on how to achieve zero net energy in buildings. The speakers will discuss definitions of zero [...]

Posted: Oct 15th, 2008 | Comments: 1
Trafficking the Traffickers: Undercover Ethnography in the Organs Trafficking Underworld

Trafficking the Traffickers: Undercover Ethnography in the Organs Trafficking Underworld

Nancy Scheper-Hughes studies the covert activities surrounding organ transplants by renegade surgeons, international organized crime networks, local kidney hunters and so called transplant tourists engaged in ‘back-door’ and illicit transplants. Her Organs Watch project blends genres and transgresses long-standing distinctions between anthropology, documentation, journalism, scientific reporting, political engagements, and human rights. Nancy Scheper-Hughes is The [...]

Posted: Oct 6th, 2008 | Comments: 2
Understanding the Universe: An Evening with Frank Wilzcek

Understanding the Universe: An Evening with Frank Wilzcek

The 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics winner, Frank Wilczek, explains the universe, synthesis the Grand Unification of Forces, and shares his vision of a new Golden Age in physics– all for the layperson, in an event celebrating the publication of his new book, The Lightness of Being: Mass, Ether and the Unification of Forces. This [...]

Posted: Sep 15th, 2008 | Comments: 0
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