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Lightning Sparks Life; Oscar Best Original Song Nominees43:20
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Scientists thought that a key ingredient for life must have come to early Earth from meteorites. But as NPR's Nell Greenfieldboyce reports, a new study suggests a surprising alternative source: lightning strikes. And, we take our annual look at the nominees for the Oscar's Best Original Song with Variety film music writer Jon Burlingame. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's March 31, 2021, full broadcast. You can find more at hereandnow.org — and follow us on TwitterInstagram or join the conversation on Facebook.

This program aired on March 31, 2021.

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