Saturday, July 2, 2016

Earth's Frozen Life Forms Are Waking Up

From Maddie Stone's 2-23-15 Gizmodo article entitled "After Thousands of Years, Earth's Frozen Life Forms Are Waking Up":

"What's happening in Siberia's thawing permafrost and Greenland's melting glaciers sounds borderline supernatural. Ancient viruses, bacteria, plants, and even animals have been cryogenically frozen there for millennia—and now, they are waking up.

"Cryofreezing is best known for its appearances in science fiction, but self-styled 'resurrection ecologists' are now showing the world just how real it is. In 2012, scientists germinated flowers from a handful of 32,000 year old seeds excavated from the Siberian tundra. Last year, researchers hatched 700-year old eggs from the bottom of a Minnesota lake, while another team resuscitated an Antarctic moss that had been frozen since the time of King Arthur. Bacteria, however, are the uncontested masters of cryogenics—one bug, at least, was alive and kicking after 8 million years of suspended animation."

To read Stone's entire article, click HERE


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