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:

 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.

 Engineering bacteria to curb malaria transmission | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:21

Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena describes how he engineered a symbiotic bacterium found in mosquito guts to block the transmission of the malaria parasite.

 The science of microbes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:44

Julie Segre and Liliana Losada discuss human-microbe interactions in a recording of a PNAS Science Cafe event held in Washington, DC on February 27, 2013.

 Taking science to the streets | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:40

John Durant talks about the role of science festivals in science literacy.

 Microbial cell factories | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:54

Bernhard Palsson explains how bacteria can be used as factories to produce sustainable products.

 Fly social networks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:23

Joel Levine discusses his research on social interaction networks in fruit flies.

 What makes us human | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:14

Chet Sherwood explores the unique aspects of the human brain's anatomy and function

 Why music moves us | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 03

Thalia Wheatley and Beau Sievers discuss the structural similarities between music and movement.

 Social bacteria | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:31

E. Peter Greenberg explains how antisense RNA help regulate bacterial social interactions.

 How mosquitos survive raindrops | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:20

David Hu describes his research on how mosquitos survive collisions with raindrops, which could help design better flying robots.

 The evolution of music from noise | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:31

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

 The science of biodiversity - Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:20

Merlin Hanauer and Chase Mendenhall discuss the science of biodiversity, in the second of two recordings of a PNAS Science Cafe event held in Washington, DC on October 17, 2012.

 The science of biodiversity - Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:26

Merlin Hanauer and Chase Mendenhall discuss the science of biodiversity, in the first of two recordings of a PNAS Science Cafe event held in Washington, DC on October 17, 2012.

 Reshuffling in the human genome | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:54

Fred Alt discusses methods to map human chromosomal reshuffling.

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