NATURE26 October 2022 https://www.sciencealert.com/ancient-15000-year-old-viruses-found-in-melting-tibetan-glaciers ByTESSA KOUMOUNDOUROS Bacteriophages on a bacterium. (Graham Beards/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 3.0) Ancient creatures are emerging from the cold storage of melting permafrost, almost like something out of a horror movie. From incredibly preserved extinct megafauna like the woolly rhino, to the 40,000-year-old remains of a giant wolf, and bacteria over 750,000 years old. https://52b9432666a140ff7d9b61ebaa773f51.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html Not […]Ancient 15,000-Year-Old Viruses Found in Melting Tibetan Glaciers — The Extinction Chronicles
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My father was a microbiologist who studied ancient bacteria in salt beds.
Cindy, that’s very fascinating that your father was a microbiologist – especially that he studied ancient bacteria in salt beds. He must have had a glimpse into hidden worlds that are important, but that we know so little about.
Oh boy! Another new virus! Maybe THIS one will sterilize humans.