Weird Life


During this episode of Focus, host Jim Meadows talks with author David Toomey about his new book, Weird Life: The Search for Life that is Very, Very Different From Our Own. He tells us about organisms that live off acid rather than water, those that reproduce without DNA and thrive in temperatures and pressures so extreme that they really shouldn’t be alive in the first place. Meadows also talked with Toomey about our fascination with exotic life forms here on Earth and why we’re so fascinated with the possibility of the discovery of life in the rest of the universe.

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