Arsenic and Losing Face

Scientists are all in a tizzy over the so-called arsenic-based bacteria NASA claims to have found in California’s Mono Lake (which Sara B. briefed us on earlier in the week), and those of us hoping for reassurance that we are not alone may have to take comfort in our well-worn E.T. VHS and our Aliens versus Predator comics. It would appear, based on the criticism of well-known biologists in America and Canada, that several flaws undermine the validity of the study, which is unlikely to stand the test of time and further exploration. Read More Arsenic and Losing Face