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Posts tagged with "Life As We (Don’t) Know It"

  • General Scientific News

    Our Friend the Phosphate Group

    As for phosphorylation, I’ve had some folks write to talk about the importance of phosphate cleavages for cellular energy production, and about the conformational effects of phosphorylation. All that’s well taken – but I guess what I was getting at yesterday is that (for example) sulfation would seem to be a perfectly reasonable w… Read More
  • Life As We (Don't) Know It

    Mirror Stars

    No longer can I say that the topic of allergenic extraterrestrial life hasn’t been taken on in science fiction. Patrick Neilsen Hayden of Electrolite, who is certainly in a professional position to know, passes on the word that the 1999 novel BIOS (by Robert Charles Wilson, reviewed) includes this very idea. On a related topic… Read More