Sci on the Fly
Summary: Sci on the Fly brings you experts who work at the intersection of science and public policy. Run by AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows – scientists and engineers passionate about policy – this podcast brings current issues to a general audience through lively and illuminating discussions. Read the companion blog at https://www.aaaspolicyfellowships.org/blog.
Advances in drug development and neurotechnology over the last century have noticeably increased our ability to target cognitive-behavioral networks and help those with physical disabilities. These and future advances could potentially provide a pathway by which to use drugs and/or devices to consistently enhance human cognition and behavior, rather than just treat or manage the symptoms of medical conditions.
AAAS 2018 Live: Linguistic Patterns in Human Development
Harnessing the Data Revolution for Food, Energy and Water Systems
AAAS 2018 Live: Empowering Communities through Science
Dr. Zack Valdez, a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, interviews Ortwinn Renn. Professor Renn is scientific director at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam (Germany), and serves as the spokesperson for the Kopernikus Project for the Energy Transition Navigation System. He discusses how Germany is attempting to reduce dependence on traditional fossil fuels by developing a sustainable and renewable energy infrastructure.
Richard Lewis speaks with Ted Abel, drector of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Abel’s lab uses mouse models to understand the molecular mechanisms of memory storage and the molecular basis of neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders. He discusses how memories are formed through pathways, as well as how these pathways interact during periods of wakefulness and sleep. He describes how his family’s experience with autism helps researchers understand various aspects of autism.
Carlos Faraco, a neuroscientist and current AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, speaks with Frances Colón, CEO of Jasperi Consulting, former Deputy Science Advisor at the Department of State under Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, and 2006-08 STPF fellow at the State Department. They discuss how Dr. Colón’s training as a developmental neurobiologist prepared her for a career in science policy.
AAAS 2018 Live: Starting a Career in Science Communication
AAAS 2018 Live: Dr. Nalini Nadkarni on Ecology, Launching a Clothing Line and More
AAAS 2018 Live: Dr. Don Cleveland on Designer DNA Drugs
Aleksandra Nesic explains why she believes social science approaches are needed when attempting to understand and address the causes of extremist and violent extremist ideologies. Dr. Nesic will use her experience growing up in the former Yugoslavia during the wars in Bosnia and Kosovo as a lens through which to examine these concepts. This blog does not necessarily reflect the views of AAAS, its Council, Board of Directors, officers, or members. AAAS is not responsible for the accuracy of this material.
The Science of Human Security
Reality at the smallest scale: What is quantum physics and why should you care?
From Food Waste and Wasted Food to Resource Recovery
Scientists are People Too, Episode 1