Author: Rosaria Cercola
Rosaria is a PhD candidate in physical chemistry at the University of York, UK. Before starting her PhD, she graduated with an MSc from the University of Naples Federico II. Among other things, she is passionate about archaeology and scicomm. She loves travelling and, like every Italian, eating!

The shape of supercooled water

Water is a really special liquid: its characteristics allow the existence of life as it is. But It can still amaze us: a new form of liquid water has just been discovered at -80 °C.


Chemistry looks into the origin of life!

How is chemistry explaining the origin of life?
The authors of this paper, look into the formation of DNA building block (2-deoxy-D-ribose) from molecules that were present on Earth at its early stages.