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.
Merlin Hanauer discusses the benefits of protected areas.
Cozzarelli Prize winner Jacob Waldbauer reconstructs the history of oxygen on Earth.
Cozzarelli Prize winners Robert Saye and James Sethian introduce a numerical method to track complex motions.
Economist James Smith discusses the effect of childhood mental problems on adult life.
Erica Machlin Cox and Selena Sagan discuss an unusual interaction that protects the hepatitis C virus from our body's defenses.
George Church discusses the potential of synthetic biology.
Erin Hanlon and Jeanne Duffy introduce their research on sleep, in a recording of the PNAS "Science of Sleep" event held in Washington, DC on March 14, 2012.
Robert Langer and Steven Zeitels describe a polymer gel that could help patients regain lost voice.
Developmental biologist Cliff Tabin explains how genes shape the formation of organs.
Can stem cells help cure Type 1 diabetes? Douglas Melton hopes to find out.
Nancy Adler discusses the need for sex-specific scientific reporting and the role it has played in women's health over the last 20 years.
Psychology experts Daniel Pine and Mark Wiederhold answer fear-related questions from the audience, in second of two recordings from PNAS's "The Science of Fear!" event held in Washington, DC on October 12, 2011.
Psychology experts Daniel Pine and Mark Wiederhold introduce their research on fear, in the first of two recordings from PNAS' "The Science of Fear!" event held in Washington, DC on October 12, 2011.
Daniel Nocera discusses how efficient catalysts can help us store solar energy in the same way plants do.
Molecular biologist Stephen Liberles discusses how prey learn to recognize the scent of a predator.