August 19, 2009 in Science
Like a drunk at a barbecue – we are not special, and we are not alone. Ponder that sentence for an hour or so, then continue reading here. NASA’s Stardust Spacecraft (named by the same lyricists behind “Hair”) has discovered “glycine”, a fundamental building block of life and a good word to pull out the back of your mind when playing Scrabble. I keep thinking that this should be the lead story everywhere, but somehow it isn’t.