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Arsenic? Yes, Please!

Ever wonder what to do with all that extra arsenic you have lying around? Well, not to worry — now there's a bacterium that can eat it all. NASA researchers have found a microbe at the bottom of Mono Lake in California that, when grown for months in a lab mixture containing arsenic, eventually swapped its phosphorous content out for the more poisonous element, according to the New York Times.

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