How and Why Did Life Emerge? New research taking place around the globe—including here in New Mexico—suggests we are getting closer to the answer. An exhibit at our own New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, available on line, (http://nmnaturalhistory.org/emergence-introduction.html), explains how life on Earth may have emerged, transforming a world of inorganic molecules into the first living things. MIT scientist Rogier Braakman, while a fellow at New Mexico’s Santa Fe Institute, was part of a team that consulted on the science behind the Exhibit on the origin of life. It’s a complex, fascinating and amazing series of developments, so please join Dr. Rogier Braakman and host Stephen Spitz to learn what science has to say about one of our greatest mysteries – the origin of life. Produced with assistance of Jefferson White and Lynn Schibeci.