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Naked Science: Finding the Origin of Life

Volcano rocks smoldering at the Hawaii Volcanoes Park. Dr. David Deamer of University of California, Santa Cruz comes to active volcanic vents in Hawaii. He experiments on with lava rocks and DNA to show how life might have formed at the very beginning of Earth’s history.
Watch as a scientist mixes up a batch of primordial soup and then zaps it with a bolt of electricity, a la Dr. Frankenstein.