Scientists revive 100mn year-old microbes from deep under sea bed

Scientists revive 100mn year-old microbes from deep under sea bed

Scientists have succeeded in reviving microbes retrieved from sediment deep under the sea floor in the South Pacific that had survived in a dormant state for 101.5mn years thereby confirming the resiliency of life on Earth. The scientists said that the microbes were present in clay samples drilled from the research vessel Joides Resolution ~74.5 metres under the sea bed, below 5.7km of water.

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Dank Duck
Dank Duck 1 weeks

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. What if you accidentally spread another pandemic or environmental hazard?

Madam I'm Adam
Madam I'm Adam 1 weeks

Scientists discover fate is real, immediately begin to tempt it.

Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn 1 weeks

2020 is not the year, you put that back!

MEIJIN44
MEIJIN44 1 weeks

I wonder if this year is the highlight reel of human fuck ups. So I am calling a nuclear missile detonating in a silo or a plant going up.

John W
John W 6 days

Will they give it to the wuhan lab with millions financial backing and technology assistance? Dr. Fauci Backed Controversial Wuhan Lab with U.S. Dollars for Risky Coronavirus Research https://www.newsweek.com/dr-fauci-backed-controversial-wuhan-lab-millions-us-dollars-risky-coronavirus-research-1500741

nevertrustnobody
nevertrustnobody 6 days

Paraphrasing a line from the Goonies: “um God put that rock there for a reason and um, I don’t think you should move it”

Pusmaw
Pusmaw 6 days

Reminds me of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers!" Given 2020, seems we already have pod people popping out all over the place.🍆=" "Where are you going to run? Where are you going to hide? Nowhere! Because there is no one like you lef"."

Tiktator
Tiktator 6 days

Jurassic Park her we come 👍

TheDadJokeGuy
TheDadJokeGuy 6 days

Do you want The Thing? That's pretty darn close to how you get The Thing.

Tiggs
Tiggs 6 days

Amazing 🔬🤓🤯👍🥚

IvoryDove
IvoryDove 6 days

Did they never see the sci-fi movie "The Blob"?

Leo Miggel
Leo Miggel 1 weeks

This is not the year, can you burn the entire laboratory or something?

Shenanigans
Shenanigans 1 weeks

Covid-20 here we come.

Neill
Neill 1 weeks

WOW! That is a major achievement. Well done, everyone, and good luck going forward with your research.

Pusmaw
Pusmaw 6 days

Remember the movie "Phantoms"?

Max Bants
Max Bants 1 weeks

Panspermia is so damn likely...

Barny Fraggles
Barny Fraggles 6 days

Pretty impressive the DNA was intact after that length of time. I'm assuming they'll be worked on in BSL 4 to be safe...

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