It's one of the biggest questions scientists are facing today, where did the very first living thing on Earth come from?
KUED Channel 7 continues the new landmark NOVA ScienceNow series with "Where Did We Come From?" airing Wednesday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m.
A discovery by a chemist has yielded a new kind of "recipe" for natural processes to assemble and create the building blocks of life -- something that could bring us much closer to understanding how the earliest life forms emerged billions of years ago. For the less squeamish, NOVA scienceNOW also examines how head lice, a creepy critter that's been sucking our blood for millions of years, is suddenly proving to be a treasure trove of clues about our evolution.
Hosted by engaging astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, "Where Did We Come From?" also unveils a groundbreaking discovery by neuroscientist André Fenton, who proves whether a simple injection can erase a painful memory. But should humans harness the power to erase our past? The program also brings viewers on a tantalizing journey back in time to the birth of our solar system to explore whether the key to our planet's existence could be the epic explosive shockwave of an ancient supernova.
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