Carbon Based Life Forms

Hands up all those trekkies that can recall Spock using that particular reference when talking about aliens, you know the line “Captain, the ships scanners are picking up a large number of carbon based life forms”. These ‘lifeforms’ nearly always ended up looking a lot like us but just in an interesting shade of blue or in serious need of an all-over waxing. In the last year or so the word carbon has become an increasingly weighty element, and is being linked to every aspect of our modern lifestyles…

 

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