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American Museum of Natural History Podcast by Mario Livio

American Museum of Natural History Podcast

by Mario Livio

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The American Museum of Natural History presents over 200 public events each year, including lectures and presentations by scientists, authors, and researchers at the forefront of their fields. These podcasts showcase event highlights, and often reveal the findings of the Museum's own cutting-edge research in genomics, paleontology, astrophysics, biodiversity, and evolutionary biology.


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What a Fish Knows

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Wed, Nov 30, 2016


Myth-busting animal behavior expert Jonathan Balcombe takes us under the sea, through streams and estuaries, and to the other side of the aquarium glass to reveal the surprising capabilities of fishes. This lecture took place at the Museum on October 6, 2016. To listen to our archive of podcasts, visit amnh.org/podcasts.

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Welcome to the Universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, Nov 17, 2016


Inspired by the popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton, this lecture by these three astrophyiscists covers it all – from planets, stars, and galaxies, to black holes, wormholes and time travel. This lecture took place at the Museum on October 26, 2016. Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.

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Frontiers Lecture: Mapping the Heavens

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Wed, Nov 09, 2016


Astrophysicist Priyamvada Natarajan, as she explains the science behind the essential ideas of dark matter and dark energy, and provides an understanding of how radical scientific theories gain acceptance. This lecture took place in the Hayden Planetarium on October 3, 2016. Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.

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SciCafe: Secrets of the Crocodile Mummies

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Wed, Oct 26, 2016


DNA detective work tracing the evolutionary history of crocodiles has led to several surprising discoveries. In this podcast, Evon Hekkala, a professor at Fordham University and research associate in the Museum’s Department of Herpetology, discusses how tissue samples from centuries old museum specimens shed light on the mysterious origins of the Nile crocodile—and may even explain the presence of crocodiles in medieval medicine cabinets. This SciCafe took place at the Museum on October 5, 2016. Watch a video version of this lecture here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XUjgNUwS3Q The SciCafe series is proudly sponsored by Judy and Josh Weston. Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World was created by Peeling Productions at Clyde Peeling’s REPTILAND.

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Frontiers Lecture: Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, Oct 13, 2016


What can fashionable ideas, blind faith, or pure fantasy possibly have to do with the scientific quest to understand the universe? Acclaimed physicist and bestselling author Roger Penrose argues that researchers working at the extreme frontiers of physics are just as susceptible to these forces as anyone else. This lecture took place at the Hayden Planetarium on September 19, 2016. Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.

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What Are You Made Of? The Microbiome Study Reveal

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, Sep 01, 2016


Dr. Paul Planet of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Jeffrey Shaman of Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, and Museum Curator Rob DeSalle discuss what they have learned so far from an active research project where visitors to the Museum donated their microbes to science. The event was moderated by Mary Harris, host of WNYC's podcast "Only Human." This lecture took place at the Museum on July 14, 2016. Generous support for The Secret World Inside You and its educational resources have been provided by the Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation and the Milstein Family. The Secret World Inside You is proudly supported by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. The Secret World Inside You is supported by the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The media partner for What Are You Made Of? is WNYC’s “Only Human.”

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The Naturalist

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, Aug 04, 2016


Darrin Lunde, collection manager at the National Museum of Natural History, presents the story of Theodore Roosevelt and how his lifelong passion for the natural world set the stage for America’s wildlife conservation movement. This lecture took place at the Museum on June 29, 2016.

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SciCafe Special Event: Zika - What You Need To Know

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Wed, Jul 27, 2016


In this podcast, a panel of experts including W. Ian Lipkin, professor and Director of the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University; Catherine Spong, Acting Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health; and Jay K. Varma, Deputy Commissioner for Disease Control at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, discuss the latest plan of attack for dealing with Zika. This panel, moderated by Museum Curator Susan Perkins, took place at the Museum on June 30, 2016. The SciCafe Special Event: "Zika: What You Need to Know," The Secret World Inside You, and related activities are generously supported by the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Secret Life Of Scientists LIVE

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, Jul 14, 2016


Meet an all-star cast of scientists who have secrets to share. Hosted by Faith Salie of NPR’s “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!,” the program features Museum curators Melanie Stiassny, an ichthyologist, and Mark Siddall, a parasitologist, as well as experimental psychologist Steven Pinker, and nanotech researcher Rich Robinson. The discussion took place at the Museum on May 24, 2016. This program was produced in collaboration with The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers, an Emmy-nominated web series and website from PBS’s NOVA.

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SciCafe: Explore21 - Cuba

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, Jun 23, 2016


Join Museum scientists Ana Porzecanski and Angelo Soto-Centeno for a lively discussion about their recent expedition to Cuba and the new avenues for scientific collaboration on the island. This lecture took place on June 1, 2016. Watch a video version of this lecture here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6KsQRZUe3w The Museum’s Explore21 Initiative is generously supported by the leadership contributions of Katheryn P. and Thomas L. Kempner, Jr., Linda R. and William E. Macaulay, and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. The SciCafe Series is proudly sponsored by Judy and Josh Weston.

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Frontiers Lecture: Our Place in the Universe

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, Jun 09, 2016


Join astronomer Jason Kalirai on a journey through space to uncover the latest evidence about where we sit in the universe and explore the possibility of life on other worlds. This lecture took place at the Hayden Planetarium on May 9, 2016. Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.

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SciCafe: Just Can't Get Enough - Addiction & the Brain

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, May 26, 2016


Psychiatrist Edmund Griffin explains how epidemiology, cocaine-addicted rats, and molecular neuroscience all help to shed light on one of society’s most troubling questions: Why is it that some people just can’t get enough? The SciCafe series is proudly sponsored by Judy and Josh Weston.

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2016 Environmental Lecture and Luncheon: Public Health in a Dynamic Environment

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, May 19, 2016


In the annual Environmental Lecture and Luncheon, Lynn Sherr of ABC News’ “20/20” and Museum Trustee and former Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Dr. Margaret Hamburg explore the intersection of the environment and human health. This conversation took place at the Museum on April 20, 2016.

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Frontiers Lecture: Gravitational Waves - Messengers from the Warped Universe

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, May 12, 2016


Physicist Nergis Mavalvala discusses how we search for these ripples in space-time and decode the information they carry about events as far back in time as the first moments after the Big Bang. This lecture took place at the Hayden Planetarium on April 18, 2016 Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.

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SciCafe: How "Paleo" is Your Diet?

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, Apr 28, 2016


Join molecular anthropologist Christina Warinner as she explores how scientists are reconstructing the ancestral human microbiome to better understand the lives and health of our ancestors. This lecture took place at the Museum on April 6, 2016. Watch a video version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSGenh_KmhU The SciCafe Series is proudly sponsored by Judy and Josh Weston. This SciCafe event is presented in collaboration with The Leakey Foundation. SciCafe: How “Paleo” is Your Diet?, The Secret World Inside You, and related activities are generously supported by the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Frontiers Lecture: The Cosmic Web - Mysterious Architecture of the Universe

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Wed, Apr 13, 2016


In this podcast, J. Richard Gott discusses how ambitious telescope surveys are transforming astronomy, what the cosmic web says about the origins of the universe, and the next trillion years ahead. This lecture took place at the Hayden Planetarium on March 14, 2016. Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.

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2016 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Is the Universe a Simulation?

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Fri, Apr 08, 2016


Listen in as a panel of experts discuss this theory, including David Chalmers, professor of philosophy at NYU, Zohreh Davoudi, theoretical physicist at MIT, James Gates, theoretical physicist at the University of Maryland, Lisa Randall, theoretical physicist at Harvard, and Max Tegmark, cosmologist from MIT. Host and moderator Neil deGrasse Tyson, Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium leads this lively discussion about the merits and shortcomings of this provocative and revolutionary idea. The 2016 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate took place at the Museum on April 5, 2016. The late Dr. Isaac Asimov, one of the most prolific and influential authors of our time, was a dear friend and supporter of the American Museum of Natural History. In his memory, the Hayden Planetarium is honored to host the annual Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate — generously endowed by relatives, friends, and admirers of Isaac Asimov and his work — bringing the finest minds in the world to the Museum each year to debate pressing questions on the frontier of scientific discovery. Proceeds from ticket sales of the Isaac Asimov Memorial Debates benefit the scientific and educational programs of the Hayden Planetarium.

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SciCafe: Swarms of Aerial Robots

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, Mar 31, 2016


Roboticist Vijay Kumar, dean and professor of engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, describes the advantages and the challenges of coordinating and controlling teams of small robots. This SciCafe took place on March 2, 2016. To learn about upcoming SciCafe events, visit amnh.org/scicafe. Watch a video version of this SciCafe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUeyfLIGtLQ The SciCafe series is proudly sponsored by Judy and Josh Weston.

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Dinosaurs Among Us: Conversation with Curators

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, Mar 24, 2016


The Museum's Provost of Science Michael Novacek discusses the transition between dinosaurs and birds and its representation in the new Museum exhibition Dinosaurs Among Us. Joining him are Ashley Heers, a postdoctoral fellow in paleontology at the Museum, and Mark Norell, the Chair and Macaulay Curator of the Division of Paleonotology - and curator of the new exhibition. This lecture took place at the Museum on March 15, 2016. Dinosaurs Among Us is open at the Museum from March 21, 2016 to January 2, 2017. The Museum gratefully acknowledges the Richard and Karen LeFrak Exhibition and Education Fund. Dinosaurs Among Us is proudly supported by Chase Private Client. Additional support is generously provided by Dana and Virginia Randt. Photo credit: AMNH/D. Finnin

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Frontiers Lecture: The Pluto Encounter

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Wed, Mar 09, 2016


Join New Horizons' Deputy Project Scientist Cathy Olkin as she shares the latest scientific findings. This lecture took place at the Hayden Planetarium on February 8, 2016. Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment fund.

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SciCafe: Mending a Broken Heart

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, Feb 25, 2016


Join stem cell researcher Jeffrey Karp to understand how scientists are drawing on inspiration from nature to solve medical problems in new and exciting ways. This SciCafe took place at the Museum on February 3, 2016. To learn about upcoming SciCafe events, visit amnh.org/scicafe. View a video version of this lecture here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0D3h3TWLWI The SciCafe Series is proudly sponsored by Judy and Josh Weston. SciCafe: Mending a Broken Heart, The Secret World Inside You, and related activities are generously supported by the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Frontiers Lecture: Searching for the Oldest Stars

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, Feb 11, 2016


In this podcast, join MIT astronomer Anna Frebel for a firsthand account of the science of stellar archaeology. Blending her own research with recent findings in astronomy, Dr. Frebel explains how sections of the night sky are "excavated" in the hunt for for extremely rare relic stars and how this search reveals new details about the early history of the universe. This lecture took place in the Hayden Planetarium on January 11, 2016. Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund. Image Credit: ESA/Hubble

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Scicafe: Amazing Anemones

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, Jan 28, 2016


Join EstefanĂ­a RodrĂ­guez, associate curator in the Museum's division of Invertebrate Zoology, for an exciting underwater journey to meet sea anemones, and learn about how much more there is still to be discovered about these marine marvels. This lecture took place at the Museum on January 6, 2016. The SciCafe Series is proudly sponsored by Judy and Josh Weston.

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Toast the Titanosaur

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, Jan 21, 2016


Paleontologist Diego Pol, part of the team that discovered a new Titanosaur in 2014, joins Macauley Curator of Paleontology Mark Norell and Provost of Science Mike Novacek for a chat about the stupendous sauropod and its scientific significance. This lecture took place on January 15, 2016. Generous support for The Titanosaur exhibit has been provided by the Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Foundation. Photo: AMNH/D. Finnin

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SciCafe: Microbes in the House

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Wed, Dec 30, 2015


In this SciCafe, geneticist Jack Gilbert presents the most exciting and recent discoveries from the invisible world of microbes. SciCafe: Microbes in the House, The Secret World Inside You, and related activities are generously supported by the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Generous support for The Secret World Inside You and its educational resources has been provided by the Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation and the Milstein Family. The Secret World Inside You is proudly supported by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. The SciCafe Series is proudly sponsored by Judy and Josh Weston.

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The Global Surge of Earthquakes

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Wed, Dec 16, 2015


Join Dr. Thorne Lay, professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz, as he discusses how analysis of earthquakes forced researchers to revise longstanding ideas about the behavior of the Earth beneath our feet. This lecture took place at the Museum on November 12, 2015. The Annual IRIS/SSA Lecture Series is presented in collaboration with the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology and the Seismological Society of America.

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Frontiers Lecture: Spooky Action at a Distance with George Musser

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, Dec 03, 2015


In this podcast, George Musser, author of a new book about the ability of one particle to affect another across space ("spooky action at a distance") sets out to explore the phenomenon. This lecture took place at the Museum on November 9, 2015. Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.

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SciCafe: How the Brain Shows its Feminine Side

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Tue, Nov 24, 2015


Join Bridget Nugent, a researcher from the University of Pennsylvania, to learn about how sex differences are created in the brain. This SciCafe took place at the Museum on November 4, 2015. The SciCafe Series is proudly sponsored by Judy and Josh Weston.

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Thunder & Lightning: Past, Present, Future

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, Nov 19, 2015


In this lecture, author Lauren Redniss considers the danger and beauty of weather, how it informs our history and religions, and the forces that drive meteorological events.  This lecture took place at the Museum on October 29, 2015. 

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Frontiers Lecture: From Mars to the Stars with Louis Friedman

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Tue, Nov 10, 2015


According to aerospace engineer Louis Friedman, Mars may be the only destination beyond the moon to see human footprints. In this lecture, join Friedman as he discusses his provocative vision for the future of space travel, one in which exploration beyond Mars may cease to be physical, and instead, be virtual. This lecture took place at the Museum on October 19, 2015. Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.

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SciCafe: Seeing Inside Bats with Nancy Simmons and Abigail Curtis

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, Oct 29, 2015


In this SciCafe, curator Nancy Simmons and postdoctoral fellow Abigail Curtis, from the Museum's Department of Mammalogy, take an exciting journey inside the world (and bodies!) of bats. This SciCafe took place at the Museum on October 7, 2015. To watch the accompanying video for this SciCafe, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfjERb0CNC0 The SciCafe Series is proudly sponsored by Judy and Josh Weston.

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Picturing Spirits in Korea with Laurel Kendall

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, Oct 22, 2015


In this podcast, Museum curator of anthropology Laurel Kendall navigates the journey that Korean shaman paintings make from painters' studios to shrines to private collections and museums, and traverses the borderland between scholarly interest in the material dimensions of religious practice and the circulation of art. This lecture took place at the Museum on September 24, 2015. Photo © AMNH/D. Finnin

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Frontiers Lecture: What is Relativity and Why Should You Care?

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, Oct 08, 2015


Join astrophysicist and educator Jeffrey Bennett as he introduces the basic tenets of Einstein's theory and underscores its importance to our modern understanding of the universe. This lecture took place at the Museum on September 21, 2015. Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.

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Humans as Animals with Frans de Waal

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, Aug 06, 2015


Primatologist and ethologist Frans de Waal explores the similarities between humans and other primates in power politics, transmission of knowledge and habits, empathy, and sense of fairness. This lecture took place at the Museum on May 21, 2015. This lecture was presented jointly with ThinkingAnimals.Org

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Frontiers Lecture: One Second After the Big Bang

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Wed, Jul 22, 2015


Join Christopher Tully as he discusses a new experiment called PTOLEMY (Princeton Tritium Observatory for Light, Early-Universe, Massive-Neutrino Yield) and its potential to challenge predictions and properties of neutrinos. This lecture took place at the Hayden Planetarium on June 8, 2015. Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.

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SciCafe: Flipping the Genetic Switch

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, Jul 09, 2015


Join geneticist Tuuli Lappalainen from the New York Genome Center to understand how genetic variants shape how our genes are expressed, and how her lab is seeking to uncover the “rules” of human variation. This SciCafe took place at the Museum on June 3, 2015 The SciCafe series is proudly sponsored by Judy and Josh Weston.

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Frontiers Lecture: A Planet for Goldilocks with Natalie Batalha

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, Jun 25, 2015


Kepler mission scientist Natalie Batalha describes the endeavor’s latest discoveries and the possibilities for finding inhabited environments in the not-so-distant future. This lecture took place at the Hayden Planetarium on May 11, 2015. Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.

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The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack with Ian Tattersall

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, Jun 18, 2015


In this podcast, Curator emeritus Ian Tattersall argues that a long tradition of "human exceptionalism" in paleoanthropology has distorted the picture of human evolution, and leads us through a world of discoveries in the field from past to present. This lecture took place at the Museum on June 9, 2015. To listen to our archive of podcasts, visit amnh.org/podcasts.

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SciCafe: Mollusks to Medicine

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, May 14, 2015


Mandë Holford, a Research Associate at the Museum and Associate Professor of Chemical Biology at Hunter College, discusses her research into relatively unknown predatory marine snails, such as cone snails, the toxins they produce in their venom, and how those toxins are being used in the search for new medicines for pain and cancer. This SciCafe took place at the Museum on May 6, 2015. The SciCafe Series is proudly sponsored by Judy and Josh Weston. This project is supported by the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) Program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Colonel Louis Cook: Revolutionary War Hero

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Tue, May 12, 2015


Curator Peter Whiteley explores the life of Colonel Louis Cook, the highest-ranking African-American officer and Native American officer in the Revolutionary War, who deserves a more prominent place in American history. This lecture took place at the Museum on April 14, 2015.

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Frontiers Lecture: How to Take A Picture of a Black Hole

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, May 07, 2015


Shep Doeleman, scientist and Assistant Director of the Haystack Observatory at MIT, explores the evidence for black holes, and describes an effort to link radio dishes around the world to form an Earth-sized virtual telescope that will make the first images of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. This lecture took place at the Hayden Planetarium on April 13, 2015. Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.

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2015 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate with Neil deGrasse Tyson: Water, Water

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Fri, May 01, 2015


Listen in on a discussion between a panel of experts, including Heidi Hammel, Executive Vice President of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy; Tess Russo, a hydrologist at Pennsylvania State University; Ellen Stofan, planetary geologist and Chief Scientist of NASA; Kathryn Sullivan, a geologist at NOAA; and Charles Wald, a retired general from the U.S. Air Force. Host and moderator Neil deGrasse Tyson, Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium, leads this lively conversation on the past, present, and future of water. The 2015 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate took place at the Museum on April 28, 2015. 

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SciCafe: Why Walk on Two Legs? The Pros and Cons of Bipedalism

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, Apr 23, 2015


Museum Curator Brian Richmond and Boston University anthropologist Jeremy DeSilva explore the great advantages of walking on two legs, as well as the unfortunate consequences of evolving bipedalism from a body plan designed to walk on four, not two, legs. This SciCafe took place at the Museum on April 1, 2015. The SciCafe series is proudly sponsored by Judy and Josh Weston. This SciCafe event is presented in collaboration with The Leakey Foundation.

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SciCafe: Explore 21 - Papua New Guinea

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, Mar 26, 2015


In this SciCafe, Brett Benz, Paul Sweet, and Christopher Raxworthy talk about the discoveries they made in Papua New Guinea, as well as the adventures they had along the way. This SciCafe took place at the Museum on March 3, 2015. The Museum’s Explore21 Initiative is supported by the leadership contributions of Katheryn P. and Thomas L. Kempner, Jr., and Linda R. and William E. Macaulay. The SciCafe series is proudly sponsored by Judy and Josh Weston.

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Frontiers Lecture: Supernova Forensics

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, Mar 12, 2015


In this podcast, Alicia Soderberg reviews new results from Harvard's Supernova Forensics team that increase what we know about supernovas. This lecture took place at the Museum on March 9, 2015. Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.

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SciCafe: Mapping the Urban Microbiome, Genome, and Metagenome

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Tue, Mar 03, 2015


In this SciCafe, geneticist Chris Mason talks about his desire to get the gene sequence of every thing and place he sees, and the ways in which we can use the information we get from our bodies as well as our environments. This SciCafe took place at the Museum on February 4, 2015. The SciCafe series is proudly sponsored by Judy and Josh Weston. This project is supported by the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Darwin Goes Digital

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Wed, Feb 11, 2015


In this podcast, dive into the legacy of Darwin and his newly-digitized writings with Randal Keynes, Darwin’s great, great grandson, James Costa, a field biologist and historian of evolution from West Carolina University, and David Kohn, director of the Museum's Darwin Manuscripts Project. To listen to our archive of podcasts, visit amnh.org/podcasts. To learn more about the Darwin Manuscripts Project, visit darwin.amnh.org.

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Frontiers Lecture: In Search of the True Universe

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Wed, Jan 28, 2015


Astrophysicist and scholar Martin Harwit addresses current challenges in astrophysics research in view of competing national priorities - and he proposes new approaches to the search for the true Universe. This lecture took place at the Hayden Planetarium on December 8, 2014. Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.

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Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease in the 21st Century

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Tue, Jan 20, 2015


Former President Jimmy Carter and Museum Curator Mark Siddall join Dr. Jane Carlton, director of the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology at New York University, and Dr. Donald Hopkins, vice president of health programs at The Carter Center for a dynamic conversation about the science and politics of disease eradication. Learn more about the eradication of diseases in the Museum exhibition Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease. http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/countdown-to-zero This lecture took place at the Museum on January 12, 2015. Countdown to Zero is presented by the American Museum of Natural History in collaboration with The Carter Center. Countdown to Zero is proudly supported by Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Lions Clubs International Foundation, Mectizan Donation Program, and Vestergaard. This exhibition is made possible by the generosity of the Arthur Ross Foundation.

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SciCafe: The Science Behind Football

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Wed, Jan 14, 2015


Scientist and author Ainissa Ramirez explores the science behind football, touching on topics that range from how Vince Lombardi was a game theorist to why woodpeckers don't get concussions. This SciCafe took place at the Museum on January 7, 2015. The SciCafe series is proudly sponsored by Judy and Josh Weston.

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SciCafe: Imaging Space Rocks

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Wed, Dec 24, 2014


Geologist and Museum curator Denton Ebel is joined by Amanda White, a con-focal microscopy specialist, and Ellen Crapster-Pregont, a doctoral candidate conducting her research at the Museum, in a discussion of the 2 and 3-dimensional analysis of these space rocks. The SciCafe series is proudly sponsored by Judy and Josh Weston.

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Glacial Earthquakes: Using Seismic and GPS Observations to Map Changes in Ice

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, Dec 18, 2014


In this podcast, Dr. Meredith Nettles, Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University, discusses these peculiar earthquakes and shows how new data allows us to learn how the ice is affected by changing environments. To listen to our archive of podcasts, visit amnh.org/podcasts. The Annual IRIS Lecture Series is presented in collaboration with the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology and the Seismological Society of America.

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Frontiers Lecture: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, Dec 04, 2014


Renowned theoretical physicist Marcelo Gleiser and cognitive scientist Stephen Pinker discuss the limits of knowledge and how much we can actually know of the world. This lecture took place at the Museum on November 3, 2014. Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Schaffner Family. Photo: AMNH/R. Mickens

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SciCafe: Antibiotics and Obesity

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, Nov 20, 2014


In this podcast, physician and microbiologist Martin Blaser discusses how changes in the human microbiome - for example, through antibiotics and hand sanitizers - may be contributing to an increase in chronic conditions including obesity, allergic disorders, and diabetes. For more information on upcoming SciCafe events, visit amnh.org/scicafe.

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Frontiers Lecture: A Decade at Saturn with Carolyn Porco

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, Nov 06, 2014


In this lecture, Cassini Imaging Team Leader Carolyn Porco discusses the insights the spacecraft gave us into the nature of our planetary system, and Saturn itself. This lecture took place at the Hayden Planetarium on October 20, 2014, and was hosted by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium. Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Schaffner Family. Photo Credit: NASA

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SciCafe: Islands at the Edge with Jenny Newell and Tina Stege

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, Oct 23, 2014


Join museum curator Jenny Newell, in company with Tina Stege of the Marshallese Educational Initiative, in a discussion about the future of island culture in the face of climate change. For information on upcoming SciCafe events, visit amnh.org/scicafe.

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You Are Here with Astronaut Chris Hadfield

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, Oct 16, 2014


Join former astronaut Chris Hadfield for a description of an orbit around the Earth, from launch to landing, as described and documented in his latest book, You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes. 

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An Indomitable Beast with Alan Rabinowitz

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, Oct 09, 2014


Alan Rabinowitz shares his own personal journey to conserve a species that is now on a slide toward extinction - despite its past resilience. This lecture took place at the Museum on September 17, 2014.

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Lonesome George and the Galapagos Today

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, Oct 02, 2014


In honor of the Museum’s special exhibition of Lonesome George, the famed Galapagos tortoise that was the last of his species, join us for an in-depth conversation about biodiversity and conservation, featuring Johannah Barry and Linda Cayot of the Galapagos Conservancy, James Gibbs of the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and Arturo Izurieta, director of the Galapagos National Park. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Eleanor Sterling, Chief Conservation Scientist of the Museum's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation. Lonesome George will be on display at the Museum until January 4, 2015. Find out more here: http://bit.ly/1vyu2ZM Watch a video version of this lecture here: http://bit.ly/YV8dsL Photo: AMNH/D. Finnin

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Frontiers Lecture: The Copernicus Complex with Caleb Scharf

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, Sep 25, 2014


Renowned astrophysicist and author Caleb Scharf takes us on a cosmic adventure like no other, from tiny microbes within the Earth to distant exoplanets and beyond, asserting that the age-old Copernican principle is in need of updating. The Frontiers Lecture series features prominent astrophysicists, authors, and Museum experts. See upcoming programs here: http://bit.ly/1CoKVuf Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Schaffner Family. Photo: AMNH/D. Finnin

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Expedition Report: Christopher Raxworthy and Sara Ruane in Madagascar

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, Sep 18, 2014


The Expeditions Report podcast series offers an insider’s look at what it’s like to live and work in the field. In this episode, herpetologists Christopher Raxworthy, associate curator in the Museum’s Division of Vertebrate Zoology, and Sara Ruane talk about their searches in Madagascar for the most elusive of rarely-seen snakes. Learn more about their research here: http://bit.ly/1s8ZgJT Music by Podington Bear from the FreeMusicArchive.org

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Expedition Report: Susan Perkins in Saba

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Wed, Aug 27, 2014


The Expeditions Report podcast series offers an insider’s look at what it’s like to live and work in the field. In this episode, Associate Curator and microbiologist Susan Perkins describes her long-term study of malarial parasites and their host lizard, work that draws her back again and again to Saba Island—a relatively unspoiled paradise in the Caribbean. Learn more about Dr. Perkins' work here: bit.ly/1C3ffev Music by Thiaz Itch from FreeMusicArchive.org.

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Expedition Report: EstefanĂ­a RodrĂ­guez in Antarctica

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, Aug 07, 2014


The Expeditions Report podcast series offers an insider’s look at what it’s like to live and work in the field. In this episode, Assistant Curator Estefanía Rodríguez travels to Antarctica to study sea anemones on a ship that serves as a floating field station – and, on which, sometimes getting there is half the adventure. Read more about Dr. Rodríguez’s work here: bit.ly/1s7ClZF Music by krackatoa from FreeMusicArchive.org. Photo ©NERC CHESSO Project

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Expedition Report: Norman Platnick in Chile

Author: American Museum of Natural History
Thu, Jul 24, 2014


The Expedition Report podcast series offers an insider’s look at what it’s like to live and work in the field. In this episode, curator emeritus Norman Platnick discusses his trek through the highly diverse habitats of Chile in search of spider species found nowhere else in the world. To learn more about spiders, visit the American Museum of Natural History's Spiders Alive! exhibit, open through November 2, 2014. Watch videos about Dr. Platnick's research here: http://bit.ly/1o9coWH Music by Podington Bear from FreeMusicArchive.org. Sound effects from SoundBible and FreeSound.org.

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