PNAS Podcasts

Noam Sobel

Noam Sobel explains how a human olfactory fingerprint helps uncover the uniqueness of individuals’ sense of smell. Image courtesy of Doct Blake.
July 13, 2015 | Running Time: 5:39

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Rino Rappuoli

Rino Rappuoli of GlaxoSmithKline discusses preclinical studies of a vaccine candidate against Staphylococcus aureus. Image courtesy of Janice Haney Carr/CDC.
June 9, 2015 | Running Time: 4:55

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Keith Joung and Feng Zhang

As AAAS president for 2015, Geraldine Richmond focuses on global scientific engagement. Image courtesy of Dustin Richmond.
May 4, 2015 | Running Time: 5:35

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Susan Fiske describes how intentional acts of harm motivate people to assign blame. Image © iStockphoto/Barcin.
April 6, 2015 | Running Time: 4:41

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Jef Boeke

Jef Boeke explains how to safeguard against unauthorized growth of engineered microorganisms. Image © iStockphoto/andynwt.
March 2, 2014 | Running Time: 5:32

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Lonnie Thompson

Lonnie Thompson discusses clues to Earth's ancient climate history that are stored in tropical glacial ice. Image courtesy of Glacier Photograph Collection of the National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology.
February 2, 2015 | Running Time: 5:39

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Front Matter in PNAS

PNAS is known for its wealth of interesting, vibrant research articles and plays a key role in the development of science and scientific discussion. However, not everyone has the time or inclination to dive deep into the research papers we publish. As a result, we have launched an expanded front section of PNAS aimed at a more general level of discussion, tackling the stories of science in interesting ways.