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ID:

674

Date:

2013-02-12

Headline:

Glowing reviews on 'arseniclife' spurred NASA's embrace

Reporter's name:

Dan Vergano

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

USA Today

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) held a press briefing announcing the discovery of a bacterium capable of growing in an environment where arsenic (a poisonous element) replaced phosphorus (a life-sustaining element) a groundbreaking scientific claim that turned out to be false, which NASA should have realized as a result of reviews released under the Freedom of Information Act.

Keywords:

"Science" magazine, phosphorus, arsenic, bacterium, bacteria, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA, arseniclife, peer review, Mono Lake

URL:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/vergano/2013/02/01/arseniclife-peer-reviews-nasa/1883327/


Agencies:

NASA

States:

CA
DC
FL

Categories:

space


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