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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

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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

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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

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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

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Ep. 1366: Won't someone think of the routers!?

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

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Buzz Out Loud 1362: New alien DNA discovery: new Toxic Avengers? (podcast)

On today's show, NASA's announcement about training bacteria to exist on arsenic is super cool, and could lead to a great remake of "Toxic Avengers," but it's certainly not the little green men announcement we were hoping for. Plus, why the FTC's "Do Not Track" system is doomed to fail, we launch an angry Angry Birds take-down petition, and Donald "Downer" Bell buzzkills the entire show. --Molly

By December 2, 2010

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Ep. 1362: New alien DNA discovery: new Toxic Avengers?

On today's show, NASA's announcement about training bacteria to exist on arsenic is super cool, and could lead to a great remake of "Toxic Avengers," but it's certainly not the little green men announcement we were hoping for. Plus, why the FTC's "Do Not Track" system is doomed to fail, we launch an angry Angry Birds take-down petition, and Donald "Downer" Bell buzzkills the entire show. --Molly

By December 2, 2010

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Weeding out toxic toys

The Web site HealthyToys.org provides parents and gift-givers a much-needed resource to help weed out the toys that contain high levels of lead, arsenic, mercury, PVC plastic, and other chemicals.

By December 18, 2007

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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

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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