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.
Fabiola Gianotti, Marcia McNutt, and Donna Shalala discuss the past, present, and future of women in STEM.
Francesco Paesani, Thomas Zeuch, and Valeria Molinero discuss the size limits of ice crystals.
Julia Schwab and Steve Brusatte describe how marine reptiles made the evolutionary move from land to sea.
Ellen Welti explains how grasshoppers in a Kansas prairie could be in decline even with abundant grass.
NAS member David Baker describes how to design proteins from scratch and the products of his lab's own protein design efforts
Elli Theobald and Scott Freeman describe the benefits of active learning for underrepresented minority students.
Adam Millard-Ball and Chris Barrington-Leigh explain trends in urban street network design.
NAS member and Nobel laureate David Baltimore describes efforts to enhance T cells' ability to fight cancer and HIV.
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.