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Bringing together extraordinary people to drive innovative solutions to society’s challenges by advancing scientific research, education, and policy.

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A Thought for Food: How Do We Know What We Know?

8/6/2012
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Nutrition is notoriously tricky to get a handle on, with conflicting reports and unsubstantiated fads all over the place. So why can't science get to the bottom of what's right and right for you? For one, it has a lot to do with things called biomarkers. The experts featured in this podcast were recorded at the symposium "Biomarkers in Nutrition: New Frontiers in Research and Application," held on April 18, 2012 at the Academy. The experts featured in this podcast were recorded at the...

Duration:00:22:28

A Thought for Food: Rock Steady

7/22/2012
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Salt is one of the most important and versatile ingredients in foods around the world. We like it, we need it, but are we getting too much of it these days? Get the big picture on this unique compound in episode six of our nutrition series. The "A Thought for Food" podcast series is brought to you by Science the City and the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science.

Duration:00:29:49

The Science of Local Food

7/11/2012
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Locavorism is all the rage these days, but does science back it up? Is local food more nutritious? Can it improve our environment? And does it even taste better? This June, we invited a panel of experts from the New York area to find out. This podcast was recorded live at "The Science of Local Food" event on June 26, 2012, a part of the River to River Festival. A big thanks goes out to the South Street Seaport Museum for hosting. Brought to you by Science the City and the Sackler Institute...

Duration:00:44:50

A Thought for Food: Sugar in the Morning...

6/26/2012
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The battle of wills to resist the last cupcake isn't the only one being waged over sugar. In fact, sugar or fructose to be more precise is one of the most hotly contested subjects in the world of nutrition. Find out why in the fifth edition of our nutrition series. The "A Thought for Food" podcast series is brought to you by Science the City and the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science.

Duration:00:38:36

Getting Behind the Resveratrol Hype

6/11/2012
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A few years ago, Resveratrol a compound found in red wine and dark chocolate, among other foods made a splash in the news as an anti-aging wonder and was soon after seized upon by marketers. But the truth is that research is still in its early stages. Dr. Joseph Baur leads us through the science behind the hype. The bulk of this podcast was recorded live at the June 5, 2012 event "The Science Behind the Hype: Resveratrol in Red Wine and Chocolate," a part of the Locavore's Dilemma series....

Duration:00:45:19

A Thought for Food: Fat Lot of Good

6/3/2012
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Trans fat, saturated fat, hydrogenated oil such terms are plastered on food labels across the country. But what do any of them really mean? Find out all about fat in this episode of our nutrition series. The "A Thought for Food" podcast series is brought to you by Science the City and the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science.

Duration:00:30:08

A Thought for Food: Fire in Your Belly

5/8/2012
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Though fat and sugar are often seen as the bad guys in the world of nutrients, the truth is our body needs them to survive. Begin to explore those most maligned compounds in the third edition of our nutrition series. The "A Thought for Food" podcast series is brought to you by Science the City and the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science.

Duration:00:26:17

The Mighty Oysters of New York Harbor

5/2/2012
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Oysters once more abundant in New York Harbor than anywhere else in the world fell victim to over-harvesting and pollution. But today, thanks to the efforts of a few key groups like the NY Harbor School New York's oysters are making a comeback. Hear moderator Andy Revkin lead a panel discussion on how these little bivalves can help restore New York Harbor to its former glory. This panel took place as part of Science the City's "Can Oysters Save the World?" event on April 26, 2012. Sponsored...

Duration:00:20:42

Junior Roboticists Take on a Food Challenge

4/9/2012
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This March, 17 middle-school teams descended on the Academy for the 2nd Annual FIRST LEGO League Robotics Scrimmage. Find out what went down this year, as teams turned their sights to food safety. For more information on the FIRST LEGO League Food Factor Challenge click here. This podcast is co-sponsored by Science the City and the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science.

Duration:00:11:59

Unraveling the Obesity-Cancer Connection

3/25/2012
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You've heard it once, you've heard it a thousand times: the U.S. has a big problem with obesity. But did you know that there are demonstrated links between obesity and all kinds of serious health problems including cancer? In this episode, Science a partnership between the New York Academy of Sciences and the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation to foster the translation of basic science discoveries into improved clinical healthcare. It was a co-production of The Sackler Institute for Nutrition...

Duration:00:26:14

Science Stories Ep. 2: Trials & Terrors of High School Bio

3/15/2012
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Author, storyteller, and teacher Matthew Dicks tells the story of his high-school arch nemesis, a biology teacher known as "Bunhead," in part two of our science-storytelling podcast series. You can hear the final podcast from our February 2nd Science Teachers event over at the Story Collider. This week, they feature a story by our own Meghan Groom, Director of K12 Education and Science the City at the AcademyScience the City, on how teaching sex ed can throw you for a loop in more ways than...

Duration:00:12:26

Science Stories Ep. 1: Have Lobster, Will Travel

3/7/2012
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Kelly Vaughan isn't your average middle school science teacher. She's willing to go out on a limb to engage her students—even if that means wrangling crustaceans now and then. She recounted her story during the Science font-size: x-small

Duration:00:14:50

A Thought for Food: Tiny Amounts

2/26/2012
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Scurvy was once the scourge of the seven seas, but it turned out to have a simple solution: Vitamin C. In the second installment of our nutrition series, learn all about the power of vitamins, minerals, and other micronutrients. The "A Thought for Food" podcast series is brought to you by Science the City and the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science.

Duration:00:24:43

A Thought for Food: My Dinner with My Dinner

2/12/2012
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How do we know what's really good for us in an age of information overload? The first installment in our new podcast series on nutrition follows the journey of food from the table through the digestive tract to begin to get to the bottom of that big question. The "A Thought for Food" podcast series is brought to you by Science the City and the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science.

Duration:00:22:56

Matchmaking in the Digital Age

1/17/2012
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As internet dating gains popularity, millions of singles are turning over large amounts of personal data to computers in the hopes that an algorithm will find them the perfect mate. OK Cupid's data blogger Christian Rudder explains how all that data can reveal some interesting and often funny facts about the sex lives of humans online. Photo: Upcoming speaker Christian Rudder poses with his dog Allie in his Brooklyn apartment. (Nadja Popovich / NYAS) Catch the "Matchmaking in the Digital...

Duration:00:17:47

Virtual Humanity - Part 2

12/24/2011
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In the world of online gaming, natural reality often blends and blurs with virtual reality. This November, anthropologist Thomas Malaby and game designer Lee T. Guzofski spoke at the Academy on "The Anthropology of Online Worlds." In this two-part series, we bring you that talk. Part 1: Lee T. Guzofski, CEO and Founder, G2G Enterprises Part 2: Thomas Malaby, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Image courtesy of rafeejewell via flickr.

Duration:00:30:01

Virtual Humanity - Part 1

12/13/2011
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In the world of online gaming, natural reality often blends and blurs with virtual reality. This November, anthropologist Thomas Malaby and game designer Lee T. Guzofski spoke at the Academy on "The Anthropology of Online Worlds." In this two-part series, we bring you that talk. Part 1: Lee T. Guzofski, CEO and Founder, G2G Enterprises Part 2: Thomas Malaby, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Duration:00:28:27

What Your Brain Can Tell You About Learning

11/20/2011
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Cognitive neuroscientists are discovering new insights into how our brains learn all the time, but lab research doesn't always translate to real world of education. S and organizers of the Academy's Aspen Brain Forum about their own work and how it can be applied to the classroom. The 2011 Aspen Brain Forum, a collaboration between the New York Academy of Sciences and the Aspen Brain Forum Foundation, presented the "Cognitive Neuroscience of Learning: Implications for Education" September...

Duration:00:18:37

Now Screening: Life in the Lab

10/10/2011
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As a medium, film has the power to bring us into the inner world of science, breaking down misconceptions by creating an alternative narrative. Alexis Gambis, founder of the Imagine Science Film Festival, and filmmaker and scientist Valerie Weiss share their insights. This podcast is a preview of Science the City's upcoming event: "Celluloid Science: Humanizing Life in the Lab", which will take place Thursday, October 20, 2011. The discussion will feature Weiss among other prominent...

Duration:00:14:51

Micronutrients Without Borders

9/21/2011
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This special podcast looks at the problem of folic acid delivery to women in the developing world, an issue the Academy's first annual Scientists Without Borders Nutrition Prize looked to solve. This podcast is made possible through the generous support of the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science. Learn more about Scientists Without Borders' Maternal Health and Nutrition Challenge and future initiatives here.

Duration:00:10:00