Friday, December 3, 2010

NYU Chemistry Professor Explains NASA's Discovery of New Life-Form

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According to the NASA website, "Researchers conducting tests in the harsh environment of Mono Lake is California have discovered the first known microorganism on Earth able to thrive and reproduce using the toxic chemical arsenic." This discovery has raised questions about what this microorganism means for extraterrestrial life. To shed some light on this find, Salon.com interviewed NYU Chemistry professor, Robert Shapiro. Shapiro is very interested in life's origins on earth and its potential existence in outer space. Click here to continue to the interview.

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