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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 • 39 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.

    How bias impedes women’s ascent to political leadership

    How bias impedes women’s ascent to political leadership

    Christianne Corbett and Robb Willer explore perceptions of electability of female political candidates.

    • 10 min
    Treating cystic fibrosis

    Treating cystic fibrosis

    A feature episode explores recent developments and future research directions in treating cystic fibrosis.

    • 25 min
    Rising temperatures and European bird traits

    Rising temperatures and European bird traits

    Martijn van de Pol reports that approximately half of the changes in the traits of 60 European bird species can be attributed to rising mean temperatures. 

    • 9 min
    Origin of the Great Unconformity

    Origin of the Great Unconformity

    Brenhin Keller and Kalin McDannell explore the origins of a worldwide gap in the geologic record spanning hundreds of millions to billions of years.

    • 7 min
    Ethnoracial identity of MENA Americans

    Ethnoracial identity of MENA Americans

    Neda Maghbouleh, Ariela Schachter, and René Flores explore the US Census classification of people with Middle Eastern and North African ancestry.

    • 10 min
    Disparities in scholarly output

    Disparities in scholarly output

    Thema Monroe-White and Cassidy Sugimoto discuss how disparities at the intersection of race and gender affect the expansion of scientific knowledge. 

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 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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