PNAS Science Sessions show

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.

Podcasts:

 Dynamics of RNA frameshifting | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:47

Christine Dunham discusses RNA frameshifting and its potential applications in biotechnology.

 Albatross patrol | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:24

Henri Weimerskirch describes how albatrosses can help detect illegal fishing boats.

 Stardust predating the Solar System | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:32

Philipp Heck tells the story of interstellar stardust grains that predate the Solar System.

 The Science of Science Communication | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:42

Baruch Fischhoff, a decision scientist at Carnegie Mellon University, explains the ingredients necessary for effective science communication.

 Impact crater in southern Laos | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:13

Kerry Sieh recounts the hunt for a meteorite impact crater in Southeast Asia.

 Human–clam cohistory | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:58

Dana Lepofsky describes ancient sustainable clam gardening practices.

 Artificial intelligence in the laboratory | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:25

Theoretical physicists Hans Briegel and Hendrik Poulsen Nautrup describe an artificial intelligence that can design quantum experiments.

 Rhetoric of the French Revolution | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 08:52

Simon DeDeo and Alexander Barron discuss the rhetoric that shaped the French Revolution.

 Ocean eddies and shark foraging | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:22

Cam Braun explains how ocean eddies allow sharks to dive and forage in deep water.

 Signs of admixture in fossil record | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:28

Shara Bailey explains the significance of a three-rooted lower molar in an archaic jaw.

 Nucleic acid liquid crystals | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:28

Noel Clark and Tommaso Bellini describe how nucleic acids form double-helical liquid crystals, with implications for the origins of life.

 Eye movement and visual perception | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:14

Benjamin de Haas explains individual differences in eye movement patterns.

 Serotonin, platelets, and immunity | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:18

Eric Boilard explains the role of serotonin and platelets in immune responses.

 Interfaces and Mixing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:39

A collection of research articles explores developments in interfacial transport and mixing, with wide-ranging practical applications.

 Origin of sunflower family | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:28

Jennifer Mandel outlines the evolutionary history of the sunflower family.

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