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  1. NASA Finds New Life TAGS: Biology. Chemistry. Cool. Evolution. Science. Space. TECH.
20101216 213121 Z Holiday Hoopla Emotional Bomb Family, Inspiring, Life, Mind, Ramblings, Sad I'm such a sucker. Every year I forget that the holiday show at the grade school is such an emotional bomb. There are babies there and then the show has the full range from pre-schoolers to 8th graders, so it's like watching the lives of your kids flash before your eyes. By the time I get to the 8th grade show, I'm realizing (again) that that's their last grade school show, that they're practically adults. Where have my children gone?! I'm so sad and happy. Jeez. I ended up literally bawling in the car. Things and events don't mean anything unless you buy into the story. People die all over the world, all the time, but you don't know them, you aren't vested in them, so their deaths are meaningless to you. But once you get involved ... Bam!
20101207 201015 Z The 8 Habits of Highly Productive People celestinechu … oductive-people/ Productivity, Self Improvement Just don't over do it.
20101207 195344 Z Strategies for becoming a better programmer blog.develop … Paul+S.+Boodhoo) Inspiring, Programming, Self Improvement, TECH Not just for programmers.
20101207 171047 Z Google Maps for Android Now Faster, Smoother, in 3D and Works Offline … with-the-compass Cyber Life, Cyber Tech, Google, Mobile, TECH Bionic maps!
20101206 184946 Z Discover more than 3 million Google eBooks from your choice of booksellers and devices googleblog.b … lion-google.html Cyber Life, Cyber Tech, Google, Reading, TECH No rumors, no maybes, no fanfare. Instead Google eBooks [] is announced and is here. An eBook store where the stuff is readable on lots of devices.
20101203 205411 Z AK-47 www.crossfit … ive2/007279.html Gear, Guns, MARTIAL A nice trio of links about the AK-47 assault rifle: "How the AK-47 Rewrote the Rules of Modern Warfare" [], "AK-47: An Assault Rifle for Everyman" [], and "The Gun" [].
20101202 012048 Z US Naval Academy Performance by the Kings Firecrackers Greg P Conditioning, Inspiring, Live Action, Sports, Videos Awesomeness! I've seen tricks before but not so many and so well coordinated.
20101201 220700 Z Life Lessons from Nerdy Gamers Chill, MARTIAL, Mind, Play, Psychology, Video Games, Violence Natural, necessary, and fun! Also: "Bring it: Boys may benefit from aggressive play". Play, with temperance, is good.
20101201 204500 Z Server-side JavaScript the untold story by Ulrike Mueller … ipt_the_unt.html Cyber Tech, JavaScript, Live Action, Programming, TECH While the Client-Side JavaScript (CSJS) is well known, the Server-Side JavaScript (SSJS) is not. Personally, I like JavaScript and why not use it on the server-side? I like the last line of Urlike's bio too: "Beside server-side JavaScript, she spends a lot of time with high-scale architecture concepts and NoSQL databases."
2010-12-02t17:04:42 Z | TAGS: Biology, Chemistry, Cool, Evolution, Science, Space, TECH
NASA Finds New Life
NASA Finds New Life []

So the "alien" is from California! The most frequent Sci Fi elemental substitution is Si instead of C, so who would have guessed that As instead of P?!

At their conference today, NASA scientist Felisa Wolfe Simon will announce that they have found a bacteria whose DNA is completely alien to what we know today. Instead of using phosphorus, the bacteria uses arsenic. All life on Earth is made of six components: carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and sulfur. Every being, from the smallest amoeba to the largest whale, share the same life stream. Our DNA blocks are all the same. But not this one.

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