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Welcome to Science Sessions, the PNAS podcast program. Listen to brief conversations with cutting-edge researchers, Academy members, and policymakers as they discuss topics relevant to today's scientific community. Learn the behind-the-scenes story of work published in PNAS, plus a broad range of scientific news about discoveries that affect the world around us.

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    • 4.4 • 31 Ratings

Welcome to Science Sessions, the PNAS podcast program. Listen to brief conversations with cutting-edge researchers, Academy members, and policymakers as they discuss topics relevant to today's scientific community. Learn the behind-the-scenes story of work published in PNAS, plus a broad range of scientific news about discoveries that affect the world around us.

    Designing synthetic organisms

    Designing synthetic organisms

    Josh Bongard describes AI-designed, reconfigurable biological organisms made from frog cells.

    • 9 min
    Exploring electron bifurcation

    Exploring electron bifurcation

    Jonathon Yuly, David Beratan, and Peng Zhang investigate how electron bifurcation reactions work.

    • 11 min
    Exploring the length of human conversations

    Exploring the length of human conversations

    Adam Mastroianni and Daniel Gilbert explore why conversations almost never end when people want them to.

    • 9 min
    Climate history of Mars

    Climate history of Mars

    Joe Levy shows how glaciers on Mars can reveal its climate history.

    • 11 min
    How click beetles jump

    How click beetles jump

    Marianne Alleyne, Aimy Wissa, and Ophelia Bolmin explain how the click beetle amplifies power to pull off its signature jump.

    • 13 min
    Eruption of Steamboat Geyser

    Eruption of Steamboat Geyser

    Mara Reed and Michael Manga explore why Yellowstone's Steamboat Geyser resumed erupting in 2018.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

hilarious and never wrong! ,

Great and diverse topics, awful intro music

Very interesting! Very annoying music

jmz1421 ,

Short, sharp science

I really enjoy the concise summaries of recent findings. My only criticism is that they are infrequent (fortnightly) and each episode is very short!

rdama ,

Nice way to get updated

Nice, short updates on some really cutting edge science. Nice interview with author. The disucssion is at a level where a lay person who does not know the branch of science being disucssed can actually understand....some of the topics are very cutting edge. Love it !!!

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