PNAS Science Sessions
Summary: Science Sessions is the podcast program of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Listen to brief conversations with cutting-edge researchers, National Academy of Sciences members, and policy makers as they discuss topics relevant to today's scientific community. Learn the behind-the-scenes story of research published in PNAS, plus a broad range of science news and discoveries that affect the world around us.
Christine Dunham discusses RNA frameshifting and its potential applications in biotechnology.
Henri Weimerskirch describes how albatrosses can help detect illegal fishing boats.
Philipp Heck tells the story of interstellar stardust grains that predate the Solar System.
Baruch Fischhoff, a decision scientist at Carnegie Mellon University, explains the ingredients necessary for effective science communication.
Kerry Sieh recounts the hunt for a meteorite impact crater in Southeast Asia.
Dana Lepofsky describes ancient sustainable clam gardening practices.
Theoretical physicists Hans Briegel and Hendrik Poulsen Nautrup describe an artificial intelligence that can design quantum experiments.
Simon DeDeo and Alexander Barron discuss the rhetoric that shaped the French Revolution.
Cam Braun explains how ocean eddies allow sharks to dive and forage in deep water.
Shara Bailey explains the significance of a three-rooted lower molar in an archaic jaw.
Noel Clark and Tommaso Bellini describe how nucleic acids form double-helical liquid crystals, with implications for the origins of life.
Benjamin de Haas explains individual differences in eye movement patterns.
Eric Boilard explains the role of serotonin and platelets in immune responses.
A collection of research articles explores developments in interfacial transport and mixing, with wide-ranging practical applications.
Jennifer Mandel outlines the evolutionary history of the sunflower family.