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James Orbinski – An Imperfect Offering

James Orbinski – An Imperfect Offering

An Imperfect Offering is a searing personal memoir that is also an urgent call to confront suffering in all its many forms, from one of the greatest living humanitarian activists.  Having seen things we hope never to see, confronted suffering and evil we hope never to encounter, and faced deep personal torment, James Orbinski, M.D. [...]

Posted: Jan 17th, 2013 | Comments: 0
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 Makes the Mindset of a Radical?

What Makes the Mindset of a Radical?

Writer Stephen Batchelor + neurophilosopher Owen Flanagan The author of Confession of a Buddhist Atheist argues that the Buddha was a radical innovator. What is it in our brains that makes some of us upend tradition and most of us follow the herd? Follow @RubinMuseum to learn more about the Rubin Museum of Art‘s events and exhibits. Recorded [...]

Posted: Apr 14th, 2010 | Comments: 1
How Do Our Brains Cope with Long-term Stress?

How Do Our Brains Cope with Long-term Stress?

Arjia Rinpoche + Bruce S. McEwen A survivor of the Chinese Cultural Revolution talks to the Rockefeller University neuroendocrinologist about how stress hormones act on the brain and if Buddhist practice has anything to teach us about how we can control stress levels. Follow @RubinMuseum to learn more about the Rubin Museum of Art‘s events and [...]

Posted: Mar 10th, 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
James Orbinski – An Imperfect Offering

James Orbinski – An Imperfect Offering

An Imperfect Offering: Humanitarian Action for the Twenty-First Century is a searing personal memoir that is also an urgent call to confront suffering in all its many forms, from one of the greatest living humanitarian activists.  Having seen things we hope never to see, confronted suffering and evil we hope never to encounter, and faced [...]

Posted: Dec 10th, 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
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