NASA’s real news: bacterium on Earth that lives off arsenic! | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine

NASA scientists announced today an incredible find: a form of microbe that apparently evolved the ability to use otherwise toxic arsenic in their biochemistry!

First off, just to be straight and to dispel the rumors: this is not aliens on Titan, or Mars, or anywhere else. This bizarre life form was found right here on good ol’ Earth. And don’t be disappointed: this is still pretty cool news.

via NASA’s real news: bacterium on Earth that lives off arsenic! | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine.

This is the point where I should inject some sort of personal insight, or intelligent observation… but all I can really think of, right now, is: HOW FREAKIN’ COOL IS THIS?!?!!?!

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