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Lyfe: a new word for aliens that takes a leaf out of life

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Scientists claim that if we ever find extraterrestrial life, it may be so unrecognisable that it needs a new term. But lyfe is not as alien as it looks Mr Spock never actually said to Captain Kirk: “It’s life, Jim, but not as we know it.” (That comes from the 1987 single “Star Trekkin” .) But the principle is sound. If we ever find extraterrestrial life, will we even recognise it as life at all? It...

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