How well is the New York City Memorandum of Agreement of 1997 working? The Agreement is intended to protect the quality, affordability and availability of the drinking water of almost 10 million residents of New York City and surrounding counties. The Agreement has also offered economic programs to upstate communities, in return for their cooperation [...]
Author Michael Shermer discusses his latest book, THE MIND OF THE MARKET: Compassionate Apes, Competitive Humans, and Other Tales from Evolutionary Economics, about how the latest brain imaging technologies are helping to reveal the evolutionary roots of our economic behavior. This lecture took place at the New York Academy of Sciences and was co-sponsored by [...]
Devra Davis discusses her new book about how cancer research has been diverted and distorted. Davis is the director of the Center for Environmental Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. The discussion was held at the New York Academy of Sciences.
Harvard University Psychologist Steven Pinker discusses the relationship between language and human nature. What do the names we give things — and even the prepositions and tenses we use — say about the way our minds work? This lecture, which took place at the New York Academy of Sciences, is based on Pinker’s new book, [...]