NY Times: Dead for 32,000 Years, an Arctic Plant Is Revived

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NY Times: Dead for 32,000 Years, an Arctic Plant Is Revived

Postby Brian » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:19 pm

Interesting story here.

Excerpt:

Living plants have been generated from the fruit of a little arctic flower, the narrow-leafed campion, that died 32,000 years ago, a team of Russian scientists reports. The fruit was stored by an arctic ground squirrel in its burrow on the tundra of northeastern Siberia and lay permanently frozen until excavated by scientists a few years ago.
"I guess the winter makes you laugh a little slower
Makes you talk a little lower
About the things you could not show her."

-- Counting Crows, "A Long December"
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