Monday, June 05, 2006

aliens among us?

Malcolm Pollack links to this CNN science article about researchers in India who wonder whether the strange, heartily reproducing, cell-like specimens they have in sample jars might be extraterrestrial in origin. The weirdest thing about these critters? They reproduce at a robust rate and can withstand temperatures almost three times hotter than the known tolerance threshold for terrestrial life... but strangest of all, they also appear to have no DNA.

Just let that sink in. I'll check on you later to see whether you're freaked about this.

In the meantime...




  1. Interesting bit:)

    Doubt if I'll lose sleep over it... hopefully it'll take several millenia before those micron sized dots evolve into something like a human or animal or creature from the deep.

    I'm more concerned with that it can live in super heated water and it reproduces rather fast...not whether it's extraterrestrial or not.

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