Glacial meltwater performs unexpected and surprising roles that benefit life on earth.
Dr. Tour wants to know: “This is the origin of life. How did that first living system form?”
A humble glass of water out of the kitchen faucet — nothing special there, right?
“The hydrological cycle has reliably delivered water to the terrestrial ecosystems of planet Earth for millions of years.”
More detail has come out on the fascinating role of water in cellular dynamics, touched on by Denton in his book, The Wonder of Water.