DailyDirt: Somewhat Alien Life And Outer Space
from the urls-we-dig-up dept
The rumors had it all wrong. Nobody discovered a new lifeform on a different planet or moon — but a new bacterium was found in California. (Why are all the alternative lifestyles living in California?) Just when everyone thinks we know how nature works, nature throws us a few curve balls. Keeps things interesting. UPDATE: Arsenic-based life has been debunked by the scientific process.
NASA-funded research discovers that arsenic can replace phosphorous in important biological molecules within living bacteria. Nobel prize worthy stuff, folks. update: well, not after this work has been debunked…. [url] New, improved universe. Now with THREE TIMES the number of stars. [url] Dead astronomers sometimes make for good drama. Tycho Brahe is dug up, and he might get a made-for-TV movie based on his life (and suspicious death). [url] Via “anonymous” — mercury can turn birds gay or something. Apparently, toxic elements can make life more interesting for all kinds of animals. [url]