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For 200 years—since 1817—the Academy has brought together extraordinary people working at the frontiers of discovery. Among the oldest scientific organizations in the United States, it has become not only an enduring cultural institution in New York, but also one of the most significant organizations in the global scientific community. Please visit us online at www.nyas.org and follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @NYASciences
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The mission of the New York Academy of Sciences is to drive innovative solutions to society's challenges by advancing scientific research, education and policy.

Join us for the online course, "Scientists Teaching Science,” and learn about active vs. passive learning, creating cour...
06/02/2020

Join us for the online course, "Scientists Teaching Science,” and learn about active vs. passive learning, creating course objectives and test items, and finding ways to improve your teaching and assessment techniques for students of all ages. Course starts tomorrow; register here: https://bit.nyas.org/2yDKi92

In light-hearted science news from the last week: Can this engineer stop squirrels from stealing the nuts in his bird fe...
05/31/2020
Presenting: NASA Engineer vs. Nut-Stealing Backyard Squirrels

In light-hearted science news from the last week: Can this engineer stop squirrels from stealing the nuts in his bird feeder? Find out.

Former NASA engineer Mark Rober wanted to figure out a way to stop squirrels from targeting his bird feeders. He decided to build an American Ninja Warrior-inspired obstacle course in his backyard for them, but found that squirrels are unstoppable ninjas.

Hear from two scientists involved in therapeutic development for COVID-19: Sara Cherry, who’s screening for potential th...
05/30/2020

Hear from two scientists involved in therapeutic development for COVID-19: Sara Cherry, who’s screening for potential therapeutic compounds active against the virus, and Arturo Casadevall, who’s developing a convalescent serum therapy. Register for the free webinar here: https://bit.nyas.org/3ezsIm1

How do you know what's real? Last year, we hosted a conversation between neurologist Suzanne O'Sullivan and cognitive sc...
05/30/2020

How do you know what's real? Last year, we hosted a conversation between neurologist Suzanne O'Sullivan and cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman, moderated by Steve Paulson. An abridged version of that event is now available as a podcast from To the Best of Our Knowledge: https://bit.nyas.org/3cdd7qz

What can different climate models tell us about projected changes in flooding and runoff in the US due to climate change...
05/29/2020

What can different climate models tell us about projected changes in flooding and runoff in the US due to climate change? This new Annals paper from our forthcoming Climate Science volume examines a number of models to find answers. https://bit.nyas.org/3gu9obL

What are the interactions between immune cells and stromal components, and can we identify potential therapeutic strateg...
05/28/2020

What are the interactions between immune cells and stromal components, and can we identify potential therapeutic strategies by understanding these mechanisms? Learn more at our June 9th virtual symposium; see the full agenda here: https://bit.nyas.org/3cCpBt1

Networking is something that gets discussed a lot when it comes to advancing our careers, but it's not always so straigh...
05/28/2020

Networking is something that gets discussed a lot when it comes to advancing our careers, but it's not always so straightforward. Get tips from our own Srikant Iyer and Members of the Academy on how to build this crucial skill: https://bit.nyas.org/3c5iPe9

Learn about the current state of computational methods used in phenotypic screening, and hear discussions around deep le...
05/28/2020

Learn about the current state of computational methods used in phenotypic screening, and hear discussions around deep learning, AI, functional genomics, chemical screening and more at our two-day virtual symposium; speakers include Andrea Califano, Bridget Wagner, and Olivier Elemento. Register here: https://bit.nyas.org/2STTGN9

How do scientists advocate for scientific development to influence policymakers? Learn more from two scientists who play...
05/27/2020

How do scientists advocate for scientific development to influence policymakers? Learn more from two scientists who play key roles in advocating for scientific funding and communicating science to policymakers on the Hill. Register here: https://bit.nyas.org/2Xwwk14

05/27/2020
COVID-19: Food Security in the Pandemic

Welcome everyone to this live broadcast of our "COVID-19: Food Security in the Pandemic" webinar with Maximo Torero, PhD (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)) and John Newton, PhD (American Farm Bureau Federation), moderated by Anna Herforth, PhD (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health). If you haven't already, please sign up for the Academy's email newsletter to find out about future programming focused on COVID-19, as well as our regular scientific and public programming: nyas.org/Subscribe

If you haven't had a chance to register yet for today's "COVID-19: Food Security in the Pandemic" webinar with Maximo To...
05/27/2020

If you haven't had a chance to register yet for today's "COVID-19: Food Security in the Pandemic" webinar with Maximo Torero, PhD (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)) and John Newton, PhD (American Farm Bureau Federation), moderated by Anna Herforth, PhD (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health), you can watch live on our page starting at 11:30am (EDT): https://www.facebook.com/nyasciences/

ATTN Young STEM Faculty in the UK and Israel: The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists are now accepting nominations fo...
05/26/2020
Attention UK and Israel: Who are Your Best and Brightest Scientists of 2021? | The New York Academy of Sciences

ATTN Young STEM Faculty in the UK and Israel: The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists are now accepting nominations for the 2021 UK and Israel Awards. Learn more about eligibility and the nomination process below.

Nominations for the 2021 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in Israel and the 2021 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the United Kingdom both open on April 29 through June 24, 2020

Many calls have been made to open the U.S. economy, but so much remains unknown about the path of COVID-19. To provide c...
05/26/2020

Many calls have been made to open the U.S. economy, but so much remains unknown about the path of COVID-19. To provide clarity, leaders across disciplines share guidelines for businesses to follow as they reopen: https://bit.nyas.org/3c2mz0d

Join us on Tuesday to explore the recent advances in the use of big data analytics and applied mathematics to improve ca...
05/25/2020

Join us on Tuesday to explore the recent advances in the use of big data analytics and applied mathematics to improve cancer diagnosis and anti-cancer treatments. Register today: https://bit.nyas.org/3bfXlLo

Coming together across fields and sectors is crucial to creating innovative ways to move society forward. Get tips on ho...
05/25/2020

Coming together across fields and sectors is crucial to creating innovative ways to move society forward. Get tips on how to build successful, international collaborations: https://bit.nyas.org/2z1UesX

05/25/2020

The Academy will be closed today in observance of the national holiday. We wish everyone in our community well and will be back in the (virtual) office tomorrow.

What are some of the world's most pressing nutrition challenges, and what does the evidence tell us about how to address...
05/24/2020

What are some of the world's most pressing nutrition challenges, and what does the evidence tell us about how to address them? This is the core question our Nutrition Program is working to understand. Learn more in the latest issue of our Magazine: nyas.org/Magazine

As we understand the impact of COVID-19, the world has come to realize the importance of sharing scientific ideas and da...
05/24/2020

As we understand the impact of COVID-19, the world has come to realize the importance of sharing scientific ideas and data between countries. Mahlet Mesfin, a visiting scholar at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, will discuss the importance of scientific collaborations and partnerships among nations to solve problems on a global scale. Register for the webinar here: https://bit.nyas.org/3cRLHb3

What has happened to the global food supply chain during the COVID-19 pandemic? Learn more from Maximo Torero, an econom...
05/23/2020

What has happened to the global food supply chain during the COVID-19 pandemic? Learn more from Maximo Torero, an economist at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, at our upcoming webinar. Register for free here: https://bit.nyas.org/2YF94Am

In this new essay, Mark Olshaker and Michael Osterholm, a speaker in two of our recent COVID-19 webinars, offer their pe...
05/23/2020
Chronicle of a Pandemic Foretold

In this new essay, Mark Olshaker and Michael Osterholm, a speaker in two of our recent COVID-19 webinars, offer their perspective on lessons to learn from this pandemic to be prepared for the future. Don't miss our upcoming COVID events: nyas.org/Coronavirus

COVID-19 is far from gone, but it is not too soon to reach a verdict on the world’s collective preparation—for this outbreak and the next.

How should we handle, wash, and cook our food to maintain its safety? Find out from experts as they explore the food saf...
05/23/2020

How should we handle, wash, and cook our food to maintain its safety? Find out from experts as they explore the food safety implications of COVID-19 for consumers as well as producers: https://bit.nyas.org/2ZqkZ5v

Are you wondering if there's a better way to teach science besides using PowerPoint slides? Then join us for an 8-week o...
05/22/2020

Are you wondering if there's a better way to teach science besides using PowerPoint slides? Then join us for an 8-week online course with an award-winning instructor, Barbara Houtz, where you’ll learn research-based techniques used by model instructors around the world. Learn more and register here: https://bit.nyas.org/2yDKi92

Learn about the basic science that drives pandemics, the evolution of emerging pathogens, hotspot prediction, and curren...
05/22/2020

Learn about the basic science that drives pandemics, the evolution of emerging pathogens, hotspot prediction, and current weakness in global preparation strategies at our June 22nd interdisciplinary virtual symposium. Featuring speaker Luciana Borio, infectious disease expert and former public health administrator. Register here: https://bit.nyas.org/3cO36S4

Join us tomorrow to learn about cutting edge nano-structured materials that manipulate light in novel ways, with huge po...
05/22/2020

Join us tomorrow to learn about cutting edge nano-structured materials that manipulate light in novel ways, with huge potential application in telecommunication and electronic industries. Register here: https://bit.nyas.org/3b3CBGh

Are you an early-career STEM faculty member interested in collaborating with scientists around the world to solve major ...
05/21/2020

Are you an early-career STEM faculty member interested in collaborating with scientists around the world to solve major research questions around aging? Then apply to the Interstellar Initiative today. Applications due May 28th: https://bit.nyas.org/2Wxx1IW

Join us tomorrow afternoon to hear cutting-edge talks covering a range of topics in chemical biology. Featuring keynotes...
05/21/2020

Join us tomorrow afternoon to hear cutting-edge talks covering a range of topics in chemical biology. Featuring keynotes from Anna Pyle (Yale School of Medicine) and Elaine Pinheiro (Merck Research Laboratories). Register here: https://bit.nyas.org/3aL0rqu

Could cells from tardigrades help humans manage life on Mars? This and other topics were part of our Alienating Mars eve...
05/20/2020
Colonizing Mars may require humanity to tweak its DNA

Could cells from tardigrades help humans manage life on Mars? This and other topics were part of our Alienating Mars event, which you can read more about in this article.

Genetic engineering may be a big part of our future on Mars.

Where do we come from? Does the universe have a beginning or an end? To tackle these questions and more, quantum physici...
05/20/2020

Where do we come from? Does the universe have a beginning or an end? To tackle these questions and more, quantum physicist Jim Al-Khalili examines the physics underpinning our everyday experiences: https://bit.nyas.org/2zcgxMX

05/19/2020
Guiding the Reopening of American Business: An Expert Roundtable

Welcome everyone to this live broadcast of our "Guiding the Reopening of American Business: An Expert Roundtable" webinar, with Mark Moitoso (Lockton), Caitlin Rivers, PhD (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health), Elizabeth Milito (National Federation of Independent Business), and Wolfgang Haupt (Augustus Intelligence), moderated by our Board Chair, Jerry Hultin. If you haven't already, please sign up for the Academy's email newsletter to find out about future programming focused on COVID-19, as well as our regular scientific and public programming: nyas.org/Subscribe

05/19/2020
The New York Academy of Sciences

If you haven't had a chance to register yet for today's webinar "Guiding the Reopening of American Business: An Expert Roundtable" webinar, with Mark Moitoso (Lockton), Caitlin Rivers, PhD (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health), Elizabeth Milito (National Federation of Independent Business), and Wolfgang Haupt (Augustus Intelligence), moderated by our Board Chair, Jerry Hultin, you can watch live on our page starting at 11:30am (EDT).

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

What comprises the domestic and global food supply chain, and what shocks and responses to disruptions have occurred bec...
05/19/2020

What comprises the domestic and global food supply chain, and what shocks and responses to disruptions have occurred because of COVID-19? Learn more from Maximo Torero and John Newton on May 27th. Register for free: https://bit.nyas.org/2YF94Am

Our webinar tomorrow will bring together multidisciplinary leaders to discuss the key elements of a coordinated and scie...
05/18/2020

Our webinar tomorrow will bring together multidisciplinary leaders to discuss the key elements of a coordinated and scientifically sound roadmap to guide the reopening of American businesses. Register for free to learn more: https://bit.nyas.org/35NA7v2

Mathematical modeling can optimize anti-cancer treatments by systematically searching through data to identify ideal com...
05/18/2020

Mathematical modeling can optimize anti-cancer treatments by systematically searching through data to identify ideal combinations of drug doses and types. Learn more about computational approaches to clinical medicine at our webinar on May 26th. Register here: https://bit.nyas.org/3bfXlLo

05/18/2020
COVID-19: Keeping our Food Safe During the Pandemic

Welcome everyone to this live broadcast of our "COVID-19: Keeping our Food Safe During the Pandemic" webinar, with Karin Hoelzer, DVM, PhD (Pew Charitable Trusts) and Lee-Ann Jaykus, PhD (North Carolina State University). If you haven't already, please sign up for the Academy's email newsletter to find out about future programming focused on COVID-19, as well as our regular scientific and public programming: nyas.org/Subscribe

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The mission of the New York Academy of Sciences is to drive innovative solutions to society's challenges by advancing scientific research, education and policy. For 200 years—since 1817—the Academy has brought together extraordinary people working at the frontiers of discovery. Among the oldest scientific organizations in the United States, it has become not only an enduring cultural institution in New York, but also one of the most significant organizations in the global scientific community. Throughout its history, the Academy's Membership has featured thinkers and innovators from all walks of life, including U.S. Presidents Jefferson and Monroe, Thomas Edison, Charles Darwin, Margaret Mead, and many more. Today, the Academy numbers over 20,000 Members in 100+ countries, with a President's Council that includes 36 Nobel Laureates, and a distinguished Board of Governors comprised of leaders from business, academia, and philanthropy. Learn more: https://www.nyas.org/

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I was optimistic that the war on science and the disregard of experts would both fade with the pandemic. Anthony Fauci receiving death threats proved my optimism premature. Science is not a religion. Science is not something I believe in. Science is a tool that informs decisions. I know the scientific method, correctly applied, is the best tool for addressing challenges like the pandemic. It is a method for learning about and altering the world. Skepticism is foundational in the scientific method. Informed hypothesis generation, testing, analysis and refinement form the basis for the scientific method. Data informs decisions in science. Hunches aren’t science. Anecdotes aren’t science. The drugs and vaccines that ultimately stop this horror will be products of science made by experts. I can muster hope that public appreciation will come. Sadly, I believe the return of anti-vaxxers is more likely. - Mark Jones, The Dow Chemical Company Good quote #COVID19 #coronavirus #Science
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It was very interesting reading up on the Covid-19 outbreak on the New York Academy of Sciences website. I am praying researchers can find a vaccine for Coronavirus. While I am at home most of the day, I recently subscribed to this movie streaming platform called Film Festival Flix. I just watched a science fiction film called Dimensions, which tells the story of a young scientist, Stephen, who is determined to travel back in time. The film definitely kept me wondering the whole time if time travel could happen or is happening. I would highly recommend joining Film Festival Flix because there are so many movies to watch during quarantine.
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