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:

 Breaking the STEM ceiling | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:12

Fabiola Gianotti, Marcia McNutt, and Donna Shalala discuss the past, present, and future of women in STEM.

 Size limits of ice | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:09

Francesco Paesani, Thomas Zeuch, and Valeria Molinero discuss the size limits of ice crystals.

 How marine reptiles moved from land to sea | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:35

Julia Schwab and Steve Brusatte describe how marine reptiles made the evolutionary move from land to sea.

 Nutrient dilution and grasshopper decline | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:42

Ellen Welti explains how grasshoppers in a Kansas prairie could be in decline even with abundant grass.

 Protein design and its applications | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:25

NAS member David Baker describes how to design proteins from scratch and the products of his lab's own protein design efforts

 Active learning in STEM | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:46

Elli Theobald and Scott Freeman describe the benefits of active learning for underrepresented minority students.

 Designing street networks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:53

Adam Millard-Ball and Chris Barrington-Leigh explain trends in urban street network design.

 Engineering T cells to fight disease | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:19

NAS member and Nobel laureate David Baltimore describes efforts to enhance T cells' ability to fight cancer and HIV.

 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.

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