Arsenic life: My take on the backlash at Slate

By Carl Zimmer | December 7, 2010 11:33 am

LakeMonoSlate asked me to take a look at the scientific reactions emerging to last week’s big news about arsenic-based life. I got in touch with a dozen experts, and let’s just say, the results weren’t pretty. Check it out.

[Image of Mono Lake by .Bala via Flickr, under Creative Commons License]

Comments (1)

  1. Excellent piece, Carl.

    Makes my sad though. I WANT it to be true, dammit.

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A blog about life, past and future. Written by DISCOVER contributing editor and columnist Carl Zimmer.

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Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for The New York Times and magazines such as DISCOVER, which also hosts his blog, The LoomHe is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.

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