PNAS in the News

Microbial viability in the Atacama Desert

Researchers report evidence of microbial activity in the hyperarid Atacama Desert and raise the possibility that other harsh environments, such as Mars, may contain microbes similarly adapted to dry conditions.

BBC ●  National Geographic ●  PNAS Article

Vacant land and crime in urban areas

A study explores the effect of restoring vacant land on crime, violence, and the perception of safety in an urban area.

Science ●  Scientific American ●  PNAS Article

Genetic origins of Caribbean Taino

Researchers report the ancient genome sequence of an approximately 1,000-year-old Taino individual from the Bahamas, finding that the individual is genetically most closely related to present-day Arawakan speakers from northern South America and suggesting an ancestral origin for the Taino...

Science ●  National Geographic ●  PNAS Article


Teaching Resources in PNAS

As a world-class multidisciplinary research journal, PNAS offers a wealth of content—from Core Concepts articles that explain a trending topic in a given field, to the ability to quickly download figures and tables for PowerPoint slides—that will enhance course curricula and encourage classroom discussion. These informative resources are collected here in the PNAS Teaching Resources Portal.