"It's life, Jim, but not as we know it..."

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This is the biggest biological news since the discovery of DNA: NASA has actually really honest-and-for-true discovered a non-carbon based life form!

It's terrestrial, not alien, and was discovered in a lake in California. It's based not on Carbon, nor on everyone's favorite SF trope, Silicon, but rather it's based on - are you ready for this? - Arsenic!

I don't have too much else to say about it at this time, I'm still struggling to wrap my brain around it.

News Story: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/03/science/03arsenic.html?src=me

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