PNAS Science Sessions Podcast show

PNAS Science Sessions Podcast

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:

 Changing the way we think about antibiotics | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:31

Deborah Hung talks about identifying new approaches for treating and diagnosing infectious diseases.

 How humans may have evolved intelligence | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:59

Steven Pinker explains the idea of a cognitive niche, which may have facilitated the evolution of human intelligence.

 Incentivizing positive behaviors | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:27

David Laibson describes how behavioral economics can help incentivize positive behaviors.

 Making commercial tomatoes taste better | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:03

Harry Klee explains how he is trying to make commercial tomatoes more flavorful.

 Health risks from eating Fukushima-contaminated seafood | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:38

Nicholas Fisher discusses his recent study investigating the health risks associated with eating seafood contaminated with Fukushima-derived radioactivity.

 Curbing dishonest form-filling | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:34

Nina Mazar discusses her recent study showing that where people sign a form affects how honestly they complete it.

 Mapping the mouse connectome | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:58

Jeff Lichtman explains the promise and challenges tied to building a mouse connectome.

 The diets of ancient hominins | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:16

Matt Sponheimer discusses what our ancient evolutionary ancestors may have eaten.

 Interview with 2012 Cozzarelli Prize Winners Andrew Zammit-Mangion, Michael Dewar,Visakan Kadirkamanathan, and Guido Sanguinetti | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:17

Andrew Zammit-Mangion, Michael Dewar,Visakan Kadirkamanathan, and Guido Sanguinetti describe their statistical model of conflict dynamics and how they tested it using the WikiLeaks Afghan War Diary.

 Interview with 2012 Cozzarelli Prize Winners Janet Braam and E. Wassim Chehab | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:12

Janet Braam and E. Wassim Chehab discuss how plants anticipate and defend against insect attacks.

 Interview with 2012 Cozzarelli Prize Winners Paloma Gonzalez-Bellido, Hanchuan Peng, and Apostolos Georgopoulos | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:03

Paloma Gonzalez-Bellido, Hanchuan Peng, and Apostolos Georgopoulos describe their research on how dragonflies catch their prey.

 Interview with 2012 Cozzarelli Prize Winners Sean Palecek and Xiaojun Lian | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:09

Sean Palecek and Xiaojun Lian describe their efficient method for converting stem cells into heart muscle cells.

 Interview with 2012 Cozzarelli Prize Winners Clayton R. Magill and Katherine H. Freeman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:00

Clayton R. Magill and Katherine H. Freeman discuss how water availability and ecosystem changes influenced early human habitats.

 Interview with 2012 Cozzarelli Prize Winner Bob MacCallum | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:39

Bob MacCallum explores how music can evolve from noise based on listeners' preferences.

 The life beneath our feet | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:22

Diana Wall discusses how life in the soil may change in a warming world.

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