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Arsenic-Eating Bacteria Have Changed Science Education

"Science is messy. And the bigger the claims, the more intense the criticism." This is how Brian Vastag opened his Washington Post article chronicling the publication of NASA’s arsenic bacteria paper along seven critical comments and a follow-up response. It describes the situation – and science – well, but it’s not the story that those [...]

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From the Shadows to the Spotlight to the Dustbin–the Rise and Fall of GFAJ-1

Six months ago a paper appeared on the Science Express pre-publication site of the prestigious journal Science. It came from a group of NASA-funded researchers, accompanied by the full NASA publicity hoopla, but it was harshly criticized by other researchers, with almost all agreeing that it was so seriously flawed that it should never have [...]

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