Malleable, conductive copper enabled the Bronze Age and is an essential element for life. In some invertebrates, copper binds to oxygen in the blue blood pigment hemocyanin. Explore its significance with environmental scientist Seira Ashley Adams, who’ll share its chemical role in spiders. Seira Ashley Adams is a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley conducting research on the chemical ecology, behavior, and evolution of spiders.
In the spirit of amplifying the Black Lives Matter movement and to avoid any appearance of having appropriated that title, our series of talks formerly called Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table will now be called, simply, Tales from the Periodic Table. Please excuse the former title on videos made in the past.