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Mythbusting Thriller Science: Space bacteria #3 (Crichton’s Andromeda Strain)

Should we be afraid of space germs? In previous posts, Crichton’s “myth” that bacteria could survive in space and travel to earth (possibly from another world) was CONFIRMED.  In The Andromeda Strain, the microbes that land in the Arizona desert … Continue reading

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Mythbusting Thriller Science: Space bacteria #2 (Crichton’s Andromeda Strain)

In The Andromeda Strain, Michael Crichton posits the existence of space-dwelling bacteria that can also survive on earth. In my previous post, part one of this science thriller myth was CONFIRMED.  Given what we now know about the adaptability of … Continue reading

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Mythbusting thriller science: Space bacteria #1 (Crichton’s Andromeda Strain)

Fans of science and medical thrillers expect to read some technical stuff.  We love the lingo (“CMP plus diff, ABG, and tox screen, stat!”) even if we don’t have a clue what it actually means.  A good science thriller is … Continue reading

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