Science and Nature

Out of Our Elements

Across the series, hosts Arlo Pérez and Caitlin Saks meet with a diverse set of chemistry experts to explore the surprising molecular connections of the everyday world we experience. By investigating the sub-atomic stories underpinning our natural world, they discover how chemistry shapes the society we live in.

What Does Sweat Have to do with the Global Water Crisis?

13m 29s

Why is water so crucial to us—and to all life on Earth? Out of Our Elements hosts Caitlin Saks and Arlo Pérez Esquivel examine their sweat to understand how the molecular structure of water makes it crucial for life as we know it. They also explore how the same molecular properties that make water essential for life come with a downside, helping to explain why we are facing a global water crisis.

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    What Does Sweat Have to do with the Global Water Crisis?

    S1 E1 - 13m 29s

    Why is water so crucial to us—and to all life on Earth? Out of Our Elements hosts Caitlin Saks and Arlo Pérez Esquivel examine their sweat to understand how the molecular structure of water makes it crucial for life as we know it. They also explore how the same molecular properties that make water essential for life come with a downside, helping to explain why we are facing a global water crisis.

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