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No, arsenic is not a life-giver

A 2010 NASA study that suggested a bacterium could thrive on arsenic instead of phosphorus is refuted by two new pieces of research.

By July 9, 2012


Student's brilliant chemistry joke in yearbook upsets teachers

A star chemistry student offers a periodic table joke beyond any other. Some don't get it -- at first.

By May 21, 2014


New bacteria redefines 'life as we know it'

A recently discovered microbe has DNA unlike any other life form on Earth. It is able to substitute arsenic for phosphorus, and it may help us understand how life could prosper elsewhere.

By December 2, 2010


Blinking bacteria trained in 'biopixel' displays

University researchers develop a system for fluorescent bacteria to work in unison and display light like a neon sign.

By January 2, 2012


Raise a glass to glass bottles

Tired of dealing with the chemicals in plastic bottles? Want to feel like you're helping the earth? Check out the new glass bottles from Lifefactory.

By June 3, 2010


Raytheon passes major Navy destroyer radar milestone

The U.S. Navy is evaluating next-gen radar technology from three major military contractors. Raytheon says its Gallium Nitride tech has surpassed 1,000 hours of testing without problems, a crucial step.

By September 19, 2011


Beware of potential Christmas scams

The Christmas season is upon us, and so are the Grinches that accompany it.

By December 19, 2011


Fueling green tech with biology and Moore's Law

Investor Steve Jurvetson is bullish on green innovation because entrepreneurs can tap into the rapid advances in genetic engineering and IT.

By September 28, 2011


Buzz Out Loud 1366: Won't someone think of the routers!? (podcast)

The Wikileaks war is escalating and it's threatening to go all "War Games" on us. 4Chan's forces, the Anonymous group, are DDoS-ing the heck out of sites like PayPayl, MasterCard, and anyone who bows to "government pressure." Meanwhile, secret forces of, uh, governments, are DDoS-ing Anonymous right back. And who's caught in the middle? The poor, innocent routers. Also, SpaceX successfully takes off, and scientists tee off on NASA's arsenic microbe. Ouch. --Molly

By December 8, 2010


Greenpeace: 'Michael, what the Dell?'

Timed with the release of its updated electronics guide, environmental group protests at Dell for company's failure to meet deadline to remove toxins from its products.

By May 26, 2010