articles tagged: biochemistry
why water could kill life on mars
# astrobiology

why water could kill life on mars

We think of water as the most essential ingredient for life, but as a recent discovery shows, it can also be toxic to living things in alien environments

yeah, about those arsenic-absorbing microbes…
# science

yeah, about those arsenic-absorbing microbes…

It seems that the NASA-backed research into arsenic-eating microbes had a number of serious flaws that has biologists scratching their heads.

the arsenic-based life form that really isn’t…
# astrobiology

the arsenic-based life form that really isn’t…

NASA claimed one of its researchers found alien biochemistry on Earth. Unfortunately, the paper they published doesn't support the hype.

looking for exotic aliens in our solar system
# space

looking for exotic aliens in our solar system

Titan is a target for alien hunters looking for exotic life in our own solar system. But kind of organisms could even survive its bizarre environment?

it’s a comet! it’s a meteor! no, it’s a piece of rna!
# space

it’s a comet! it’s a meteor! no, it’s a piece of rna!

Far from destroying organic molecules, the conditions in deep space seems to foster their creation while protecting them from cosmic rays.

how not to approach astrobiology
# astrobiology

how not to approach astrobiology

Panspermia is a hypothesis of how life might have hitchhiked to Earth. It's not meant to explain how life actually began.