Small Matters is an audio series that tells stories about the little things in life: chemistry. It’s an invisible world of crackling power and fundamental stability that lies deep within and all around us. Join us as we zoom in on what holds it all together — and sometimes blows it apart.
Small Matters is produced by the Center for Chemical Evolution with funding from the National Science Foundation and additional support from NASA. Our editor is Eileen Bolinsky and our musician is Shane Winter. Our story illustrations are by Heather Larkin.
A special thanks goes to Andrew Vaughn and Trident University for their contribution to this project.
Produced by The NSF/NASA Center for Chemical Evolution
Where did we come from? How did life begin? How did we go from a collection of molecules on the early Earth, to living creatures that can walk and think? The Center for Chemical Evolution is a national research collaboration in pursuit of answers to those questions. The CCE is funded by the National Science Foundation and the NASA Astrobiology Program (NSF Center for Chemical Innovation: CHE-1004570).