PNAS in the News

Fossil illuminates hagfish evolution

Fossil evidence helps address a longstanding debate on the evolution of hagfish, a jawless, marine-dwelling slime “eel,” and suggests that living jawless vertebrates may not be as primitive as their anatomy suggests.

Image courtesy of Tetsuto Miyashita.

NPR  ●  Guardian ●  PNAS Article

Antarctic ice dynamics and sea level rise

A study estimates the Antarctic Ice Sheet mass balance—the net gain or loss of ice mass—over the past four decades, finding that from 1979 to 2017, the estimated rate of mass loss increased from 40 Gt/yr in the 1980s to more than 250 Gt/yr in the 2010s.

Image courtesy of Pixabay/MartinFuchs.

Washington Post ●  CNN ●  PNAS Article

Emotion regulation and academic success

Low-income students performed better in science classes when they participated in exercises to help regulate negative emotions, according to a study that suggests that emotion regulation may play a role in academic success.

Image courtesy of Pixabay/mohamed_hassan.

Science News ● Forbes ●  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.


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Pollution across borders
Daven Henze discusses how air pollution spreads across the globe and what policymakers are doing in response.