Gallery: NASA Discovers New Life Form, Could Revolutionize Green Energy

 

In the “this will seriously blow your mind” category, NASA has announced a discovery that has shaken the entire scientific community’s understanding of life as we know it. In addition to all life being carbon based, it was generally accepted that all life needed oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, sulfur, and phosphorus in order to survive – until now. A team of NASA scientists studying bacteria in Mono Lake in California have discovered a microorganism that substitutes arsenic — a chemical that is toxic to almost all living organisms — for all parts of a cell that in every other life form are built from phosphate. Not only has this discovery made it necessary to re-edit every science textbook in use, but researchers say it could revolutionize green energy and toxic waste cleanup.

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  1. John Hutcheson May 4, 2015 at 5:40 am

    What ever the crop is, care must be taken to have no ill effect on pollinators.

  2. Thorsten Frank May 4, 2015 at 3:51 am

    Not only old, but also untrue, or at least only partially true. http://www.nature.com/news/arsenic-life-bacterium-prefers-phosphorus-after-all-1.11520

  3. Angel Chiriboga May 3, 2015 at 2:02 am

    That\\\’s old news.

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