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NASA’s Bacteria Announcement To Change The Way You Rarely Think About Science Forever

NASA will announce today it discovered a bacteria in California that can survive on arsenic, which no other lifeform can do. Wowza. Even heterosexuals require carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorous, and sulfur. Hunker down, the world is turning upside down.

By:           JD
On:           Dec 2, 2010
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  • 7 Comments
    • Sceth
      Sceth

      This is an extremely amazing article. Kudos on including, but take a finger-wag for buying into the lie that The Gay and The Science aren’t totally in love.

      Dec 2, 2010 at 1:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike in Asheville
      Mike in Asheville

      Keep the snarkiness to the deserving. Mann Cuntler (aka Ann Coulter) essayed her unique take on stupidity today and yet no posts about that.

      Didn’t the Alien alien have arsenic for blood? Or was is acid?

      Dec 2, 2010 at 2:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RomanHans
      RomanHans

      Gotta disagree with #1: great headline! Right on target. (Says a gay dude with a math degree.)

      Dec 2, 2010 at 3:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cassandra
      Cassandra

      Kinda neat the way Anne Coulter reminded you of the xenomorph’s in the Aliens movies.

      Dec 2, 2010 at 3:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Snownova
      Snownova

      @Mike in Asheville: The aliens in the Alien movies (I’m asuming you mean the Sigourny Weaver ones) had acid for blood, not arsenic.

      This article reminds me of the movie “Evolution” where an alien lifeform was silicum based and as a result they theorized it would react to selenium the same way terrestrial life reacts to arsenic. I guess the article blows that theory out of the water ;)

      Dec 3, 2010 at 4:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeffree
      Jeffree

      Why was NASA looking at Bacteria in California, anyway? Regardless, this is a very interesting finding because it shakes up assumptions on the “essential” ingredients for living creatures to develop/live.

      Maybe NASA *should* check Ann Coulter’s biochemistry to ascertain whether she’s related to HomoSapiens or not ?!?

      Dec 3, 2010 at 7:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steve D.
      Steve D.

      NASA wants to know, if they send a rover to Mars, how to tell if there’s life there. So they’ve gone to places like the Mohave Desert and Death Valley to test their rovers’ maneuverability, and they’ve gone to places like this arsenic-laden lake to see if there are weird forms of life on earth (which might escape detection if you’re only looking for carbon-nitrogen-oxygen-hydrogen-phosphorus-sulfur based life).

      Dec 3, 2010 at 9:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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