https://phys.org/news/2017-12-genes-space-successfully-unknown-microbes.html While debating the issue of clickbait headlines, I remembered that recently the Russians had embarrassed themselves with such a leap of flying unicorns! http://bgr.com/2017/11/28/alien-bacteria-russia-international-space-station-extraterrestrial-life/ At the time, I opinionated that they should not be confusing alien life with earth life by using the term ‘bacteria’. A problem I foresee that if we ever do discover any mot-from-earth organisms? Should we not come up with a list of terms to avoid confusion between variations of Earth Biology and Alien Biology? It may quack like a duck, And it may fly like a duck. And it may poop all over the place like a duck. But if it paddles around on lakes of methane and reproduces via parasitoidal means? I doubt if baking one stuffed with wild rice and a nice orange glaze is really going to make it digestible. After all the confusion we have gone through here on Earth with endless squabbling over terms for designating organisms? This problem would open up a whole new can of worms! Honking big sapient worms, loudly arguing with us attempting to achieve a consensus on scientific terminology. Basically now we kludge together a kaleidoscope of Ancient Greek and Bastard Latin, mishmashed with some Arabic and Hindu. For Alien Lifeforms, should we all agree to use another language for scientific designations? Perhaps Ancient Chinese (transliterated of course for us ignorant bumpkins) or a dead language for which we can fiddle around to make almost comprehensible? Hell, why not Klingon?