What Is Life? #7: Warm Ponds Or Hellish Vents–Where Did Life Begin?

“What Is Life?” is an eight-episode podcast series recorded in front of a live audience. (Subscribe to the podcast at iTunes, via RSS, etc.)

In this episode, I talked withDonato Giovannelli, an assistant professor at the University of Naples “Federico II.” Giovannelli travels to acid lakes and other extreme environments that are the closest thing today to what Earth was like when life began.

Giovannelli’s web site
Giovannelli on Twitter

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What Is Life? was recorded in front of a live audience at Caveat in New York and is supported by a grant from Science Sandbox, a Simons Foundation initiative. Artwork by Caryn Audenried.