Friday, August 10, 2007

Life-Forms "Resurrected" After Millennia in Ice

Looking up Antarctica on the Google News search I found this article titled Life-Forms "Resurrected" After Millennia in Ice that I thought was interesting and worth sharing. The article talks about scientists from Rutgers University bringing back to life microbes when they thawed ice from Antarctica. You can read the whole article here. The whole idea of these microbes still being alive leads to another story I found about this discovery. This article discusses how with Antarctic ice melting it may release germs with unknown consequences. Can you imagine what implications these long dormant germs could have on animal/human populations and possibly the environment as well? It will certainly be interesting to see how this new discovery plays out. The second article is located here.

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