Thursday, 19 December 2019

Worms frozen in permafrost for up to 42,000 years come back to life

quote [ Nematodes moving and eating again for the first time since the Pleistocene age in major scientific breakthrough, say experts. ]

What lies beneath the frozen depths?
[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by Paracetamol@8:02pmGMT]


Bruceski said @ 6:06am GMT on 20th Dec [Score:1 Insightful]
I can't dig up the forum post from around when this came out by someone in the field, but apparently there are some big methodology issues with this study based on how they dated the soil and resuscitated the nematodes. Those things are tiny and easily contaminate samples and they can't prove they didn't come from an outside source.
mechanical contrivance said @ 9:23pm GMT on 19th Dec
First they bring back the worms, then they bring back the Old Ones.
zarathustra said @ 4:08am GMT on 20th Dec [Score:2]
When the reporter went to the lab all he found were the strangled bodies of the researchers and the graves of some of the worms the rest were gone. One researcher and a dog were inexplicably missing.
arrowhen said @ 4:08am GMT on 20th Dec
What could possibly go wrong?
the circus said @ 12:42am GMT on 21st Dec
foobar said @ 9:20pm GMT on 23rd Dec
Do you like zombies Lana? That's how you get zombies.
machpi said @ 7:47pm GMT on 24th Dec
"The generator's gone."
"Can we fix it?"
"It's *gone*, Macready."

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