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.
Malcolm MacIver describes how our aquatic ancestors may have become interested in land.
Jeff Schneider explains how self-driving cars use machine learning to learn the rules of the road.
Steven Weinberg describes his experiences writing about science for a general audience.
Steve Elledge discusses how cells sense and respond to damage to their DNA.
Erez Lieberman Aiden discusses a model of how DNA folds to fit inside a cell nucleus.
Researchers Jean-Philippe Vielle-Calzada and Miguel Vallebueno discuss 5,000-year-old partially domesticated maize.
Charles Rice and Robert Landford discuss the future of hepatitis C research without chimpanzees.
Clint Otto discusses the impact of land-use changes on beekeepers in the Dakotas.
George Church, Matthieu Landon, and Michael Napolitano discuss the genetic replacement of arginine codons in E. coli.
Kip Thorne and Rai Weiss describe the detection of gravitational waves with LIGO.
Eileen Crimmins discusses the mortality difference between the sexes and its possible causes.
Kavli Prize winner Eve Marder discusses flexibility and stability in neural circuits.
Joshua Elliott discusses potential impacts of climate change on water availability for irrigation.
Andrea Rinaldo explains how cell phone data can be used to model disease spread.
Amanda Woerman discusses the role of the alpha-synuclein prion in the neurodegenerative disorder multiple system atrophy.