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For the first time in 400 years, this moss: A few years back, University of Alberta biologist Catherine La Farge found remnants of moss frozen in a glacier since the Little Ice Age. She then took some of the ancient plant material, ground it up, and put the remnants in a number of petri dishes. Despite the fact that those plant cells were frozen for hundreds of years, new life grew in those petri dishes. Cool, eh?

For the first time in 400 years, this moss: A few years back, University of Alberta biologist Catherine La Farge found remnants of moss frozen in a glacier since the Little Ice Age. She then took some of the ancient plant material, ground it up, and put the remnants in a number of petri dishes. Despite the fact that those plant cells were frozen for hundreds of years, new life grew in those petri dishes. Cool, eh?

May 27, 2013 // 20:08 // 1 year ago
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