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.
A paleontological site preserves the immediate aftermath of the asteroid impact that may have caused a global mass extinction.
Thor Berger and Per Engzell explore connections between European immigration and present-day economic mobility in the US.
Erin Cech discusses parenting and gender disparities among STEM professionals.
Bettina Schulz Paulsson explains the origin and spread of Europe's megaliths, including Stonehenge.
Daven Henze discusses how air pollution spreads across the globe and what policymakers are doing in response.
Tetsuto Miyashita describes how the hagfish helps define the vertebrate tree of life.
Daniel Wieczynski and Van Savage show how climate affects the diversity of forests.
Jingfang Fan explains what network theory can reveal about climate systems.
Christopher Monroe discusses recent developments in quantum computing.
Alexis Noel and David Hu describe the unusual properties of a cat's tongue.
Blair Hedges discusses the state of Haiti's remaining forests and the consequences to biodiversity.
Chryssa Kouveliotou describes her efforts to compile a detailed X-ray map of the galactic plane.
Heather McKillop explores the Maya salt industry.
Mike Hout explores the persistence of occupational and socioeconomic standing from parent to child in America.
Robert Reed explains genetic controls on butterfly wing colors.