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PNAS Science Sessions

Release Date: 09/25/2023

Emotional power of live music show art Emotional power of live music

PNAS Science Sessions

Emotional power of live music Science Sessions are brief conversations with cutting-edge researchers, National Academy members, and policymakers as they discuss topics relevant to today's scientific community. Learn the behind-the-scenes story of work published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), plus a broad range of scientific news about discoveries that affect the world around us. In this episode, Sascha Frühholz describes the emotional power of live music compared to recorded music. In this episode, we cover: • [00:00] Introduction • [00:59] Sascha...

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Adapting to poor air quality show art Adapting to poor air quality

PNAS Science Sessions

Adapting to poor air quality Science Sessions are brief conversations with cutting-edge researchers, National Academy members, and policymakers as they discuss topics relevant to today's scientific community. Learn the behind-the-scenes story of work published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), plus a broad range of scientific news about discoveries that affect the world around us. In this episode, Rebecca Saari explores potential adaptations needed for worsening air quality due to climate change. In this episode, we cover: • [00:03] Introduction • [00:57]...

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Measuring Poverty show art Measuring Poverty

PNAS Science Sessions

Science Sessions are brief conversations with cutting-edge researchers, National Academy members, and policymakers as they discuss topics relevant to today's scientific community. Learn the behind-the-scenes story of work published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), plus a broad range of scientific news about discoveries that affect the world around us.   In this episode, Christine Pu describes how commonly used measures of poverty don't agree, and why definitions of poverty matter.   In this episode, we cover: · [00:00] Introduction · [00:59]...

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How a small fish makes big sounds show art How a small fish makes big sounds

PNAS Science Sessions

How a small fish makes big sounds Science Sessions are brief conversations with cutting-edge researchers, National Academy members, and policymakers as they discuss topics relevant to today's scientific community. Learn the behind-the-scenes story of work published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), plus a broad range of scientific news about discoveries that affect the world around us. In this episode, Verity Cook from Charité – Berlin University of Medicine explains how a fish 12 millimeters in length produces sounds exceeding 140 decibels. In this episode, we...

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History of flight in dinosaurs show art History of flight in dinosaurs

PNAS Science Sessions

Dinosaur feathers hint at flight history Science Sessions are brief conversations with cutting-edge researchers, National Academy members, and policymakers as they discuss topics relevant to today's scientific community. Learn the behind-the-scenes story of work published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), plus a broad range of scientific news about discoveries that affect the world around us. In this episode, Jingmai O’Connor and Yosef Kiat share insights gleaned from modern birds’ feathers that help understand the evolutionary history of flight in dinosaurs....

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Bee communication in a changing world show art Bee communication in a changing world

PNAS Science Sessions

Science Sessions are brief conversations with cutting-edge researchers, National Academy members, and policymakers as they discuss topics relevant to today's scientific community. Learn the behind-the-scenes story of work published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), plus a broad range of scientific news about discoveries that affect the world around us. In this episode, researchers describe the potential impact of anthropogenic disturbances on bee communication. In this episode, we cover: [00:00] Introduction [00:45] Description of the waggle dance of honeybees....

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Adult talk and children’s speech show art Adult talk and children’s speech

PNAS Science Sessions

Alex Cristia and Elika Bergelson explain the factors influencing speech in children.

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Modeling illuminates pitcher plant evolution show art Modeling illuminates pitcher plant evolution

PNAS Science Sessions

Chris Thorogood and Derek Moulton explain how mathematical modeling of carnivorous pitcher plants can lend insights into their evolution.

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How children perceive gendered division of household work show art How children perceive gendered division of household work

PNAS Science Sessions

Allegra Midgette and Nadia Chernyak describe when young children begin to perceive and accept unequal and gendered division of household labor. 

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Reversing hearing loss in mice show art Reversing hearing loss in mice

PNAS Science Sessions

Karen Steel explains a proof of concept for restoring hearing loss in mice. 

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