Life
beyond the elements on nova

Without the chemistry of photosynthesis, ozone, and an enzyme called Rubisco, we wouldn't exist. So why do we? Discover the molecules that allowed life on Earth to begin, and ultimately thrive, and how scientists use evolution in chemistry.

Episode Duration: 56 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 4719

About Beyond The Elements On Nova:

Discover the fascinating chemistry that makes our world and everything in it-including us.




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