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September 13, 2017

Back to School: Free Online Courses 2017

…heart diseases and what you can do to avoid them. University of Reading on FutureLearn September 18 for 4 weeks The Science and Practice of Yoga Blending science with practice,…

September 17, 2018

Back to School: It’s Never Too Late for Online Learning

…University’s Professor Laurie Santos, explores “The Science of Well-Being” and what psychological science says about happiness. The purpose of the course is to not only learn what psychological research says…

August 29, 2017

Does Online Brain Training Work?

…an earlier, large clinical trial did show that CCT could improve memory. But so far neither AARP, nor any neuroscience group, has devised a buyer’s guide to online brain training…

August 24, 2018

Thinking out of the box

…lasting legacy is important to you, consider donating your body to science . “Whole body donation,” as its formally known, can be an especially attractive option for those who had…

June 7 | 10:00am6:00pm

Gallery show: Kiki Kogelnik

(Until June 29) The downtown outpost of this tony gallery in Chelsea features the first-ever show of a female artist whose work combines interest in fashion, science and the body….

May 19, 2017

The Zen of Swimming

…on a treadmill drove me to deal with the fears and give swimming a try. It turns out, science is on my side. What Science Says About Swimming and Aging…

August 12, 2015

The Latest in Aging Research

…tagging along while Gifford rubs elbows with famous scientists, hangs with aging pole vaulters and separates the scams from the science. After sifting through the evidence, he tells readers: Red…

October 24, 2013

Delayed Aging: The Next Big Thing?

…disease-specific approach, we may prolong life with frailty and disease. Science has caught up with the idea. We’ve reached the point where it makes sense to invest in decelerated aging…

April 17, 2019

Quiet, Please!!!

…of New York City (SONYC), it’s funded by a $4.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation and city health and environmental agencies. The project involves large-scale noise monitoring and…

December 7, 2015

Quads turn 80, Oprah on ageism & more from the week online

…medicines, ordering food from the supermarket — becomes hard to do? University of Illinois roboticist Naira Hovakimyan has been awarded a $1.5 million grant by the National Science Foundation to…

September 12, 2016

The Latest in Hearing Aids & Hearables

…for change The tide may be turning. A June 2016 report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine strongly recommended increased accessibility for hearing care services and affordability…

August 9, 2017

How to View the 2017 Eclipse From Anywhere

…a NASA scientist for a day, you can participate in a nationwide science experiment with the GLOBE Observer Eclipse app. Whether you’re observing a total or partial eclipse, record and…

March 28, 2013

Explore: Foraging in Central Park with “Wildman” Steve Brill

…brown fruit across the ground. Hmm, I thought, Ginkgo Biloba – could I come back to forage for a free memory aid? Unfortunately, science doesn’t back that up, but Steve…

April 3 | 6:30pm

Facing the future: avoiding the Next Big Thing

How much has science and medicine advanced to prevent or contain epidemics? (Last year was the centennial of the deadly flu epidemic that took millions of lives worldwide.) The National…

April 2, 2013

Would You Volunteer For a Clinical Trial?

…interests of science, read on to learn about the nuts and bolts of clinical trials and how they might be able to help you. What is a Clinical Trial? A…