You do realize this is speculation from a would be scientist don't you? Is she out to pursue a federally funded grant? Of course if she fails in her presentation of something none can verify, she may be able to switch to the seemingly profitable field of climate change schemes.
From your URL link, Scorpii was identified in September 2003 by astrobiologist Margaret Turnbull from the University of Arizona in Tucson as one of the most promising nearby candidates for hosting life, based on her analysis of the HabCat list of stars.
If she is manifested completely unproven, only receives accolades for unsubstantiated star gazing of her peers, she might beg for notoriety among the public by forecasting weather; they as a field of scientific study seem to fail daily without punitive recompense even of the public.
Well then, how about Zeta Reticuli? That double star system is close to the sun as well. Not sure what your point is other than if you have some sort of disinterest in other stars. I wasn't trying to convey the "possibility of life" aspect of the star. I find it fascinating that there are other stars similar to the sun. Astronomers sometimes like to compare it to our sun for informational purposes, to see how things work.
I'm sorry tim-from-pa. I was just having a little fun with the subject, but I suspect I have drawn negative reactions to our scientific community. At one time I worked on projects of space as with the Atlas rocket and Centaur moon vehicle preparing and test firing them prior to astronauts going up in them. I'm not anti scientific study, but I just cannot get excited concerning speculation based on some sighting light years away such as the Zeta Reticuli constellation, especially when it concerns my taxes to support it.