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