Science Rules!

I used to write science articles, and I miss it. So I’m going to start blogging about it. You’re welcome.

Lots of interesting stuff going on today. For one, NASA had some exciting but also disappointing news. Yesterday they announced they would hold a press conference, which address how we’re going to change the way we look at extraterrestrial life. Of course, everyone thought this meant they found some aliens. But actually, they discovered bacterium that lives on arsenic. Still cool. This means that life could function in areas previously thought uninhabitable, such as Saturn’s moon, Titan. Dimitar Sasselov, an astronomer of the Harvard Origins of Life Initiative, says, “It goes back to the basic question of what is life, really?”

NASA scientists find bacteria that can live on arsenic

Arsenic-loving bacteria may help in hunt for alien life

NPR posted a story today about how parasitic worms can actually help people heal from infections. One man spent years treating his bowel disease with worms. Not out of the realm of possibility. Anyone else watch that one Futurama episode, “Parasites Lost“?

Eat Your Worms: The Upside Of Parasites

And lastly, here’s some interesting tidbits about edible foam.

The Science Behind Foam You Can Eat


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9 Replies to “Science Rules!”

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