To quote PZ Myers, “No. No, no, no. No no no no no no no no.” Seriously, go read PZ’s takedown of this “news.” Journal of Cosmology? Please. Take a look at a screenshot of their website. Yes, website. They don’t even have a real publication.
The figures are annoying; when you skim through them, several will jump out at you as very provocative and looking an awful lot like real bacteria, but then without exception they all turn out to be photos of terrestrial organisms thrown in for reference. The extraterrestrial ‘bacteria’ all look like random mineral squiggles and bumps on a field full of random squiggles and bumps, and apparently, the authors thought some particular squiggle looked sort of like some photo of a bug. This isn’t science, it’s pareidolia.
If you consume a beverage called vitaminwater, can you skip your annual flu shot? That’s what an ad for the beverage implies, and one consumer group is crying foul.
Ugh. FAIL Vitamin Water, FAIL. The article also talks about how there is a TV commercial that says “It’s got vitamin C and zinc to help support a healthy immune system.” If you ever see the phrase “help support” when talking about the immune system, please know that they are telegraphing the fact that they are full of shit.
This is seriously making me reconsider buying their product again even, though their dragonfruit flavor is yummy.