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Message 1189993 - Posted: 30 Jan 2012, 6:02:37 UTC

Ahoy, shipmates!

Seems that one cannot reopen threads, which have been resting 90 days or so. All right, there always is an option to add a new one. Came across this, published ten days ago:

Erika Check Hayden, “Study challenges existence of arsenic-based life : Open-science advocates fail to reproduce controversial findings”, http://www.nature.com/news/study-challenges-existence-of-arsenic-based-life-1.9861.

This is related to at least two previous SETI@home discussion threads from November—December 2010:

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Message 1191335 - Posted: 3 Feb 2012, 23:43:13 UTC

Hi Pasi,
When i first heard about the arsenic based life, i was open minded and felt they had found something new. But the more articles i read lately on this topic leads me to believe that they made an error and there never was any arsenic incorperated into the DNA structure of the bacteria. I think there was some error in their testing of the samples.

Either way, its good to get scientists thinking outside the box.

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Message 1191349 - Posted: 4 Feb 2012, 1:09:16 UTC - in response to Message 1191335.
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Having been to Mono Lake in the Tioga Pass area of the Sierra Nevada mountains I can tell you that there is an especially different ecology of life going on there with the brine shrimp and the high temperature water deposits and the bacteria that lives there.

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