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:

 Climate change and forest diversity | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:04

Daniel Wieczynski and Van Savage show how climate affects the diversity of forests.

 Network theory and climate change | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:39

Jingfang Fan explains what network theory can reveal about climate systems.

 Quantum computing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:11

Christopher Monroe discusses recent developments in quantum computing.

 Fur grooming in cats | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:39

Alexis Noel and David Hu describe the unusual properties of a cat's tongue.

 Biodiversity loss in Haiti | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:43

Blair Hedges discusses the state of Haiti's remaining forests and the consequences to biodiversity.

 Mapping the galactic plane in X-rays | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:27

Chryssa Kouveliotou describes her efforts to compile a detailed X-ray map of the galactic plane.

 Ancient Maya salt industry | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:09

Heather McKillop explores the Maya salt industry.

 Social mobility across generations | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:06

Mike Hout explores the persistence of occupational and socioeconomic standing from parent to child in America.

 Paintbrush for butterfly wings | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:46

Robert Reed explains genetic controls on butterfly wing colors.

 Nondestructive sampling of cell contents | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:14

Nick Melosh describes a method for sampling RNA and proteins from cells using nanostraws.

 Deep subseafloor microbial life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:30

Victoria Orphan and Elizabeth Trembath-Reichert discuss microbial life in the deep subseafloor.

 Origins of bread | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:24

Amaia Arranz-Otaegui describes the discovery of bread that far pre-dates agriculture.

 Natural selection in sea stars | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:41

Lauren Schiebelhut describes natural selection following sea star wasting disease.

 Respectfulness in police-community relations | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:28

Rob Voigt and Nicholas Camp examine respectfulness in police officers' interactions with community members.

 Biodiversity hypothesis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:49

Jenni Lehtimäki and Stefan Reber explore links between animal exposure in upbringing and immune system function.

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