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After 32,000 Years, An Ice Age Flower Blooms Again


Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 507 days ago - discovermagazine.com
Deep in the frozen tundra of northeastern Siberia, a squirrel buried fruits some 32,000 years ago from a plant that bore white flowers. This winter a team of Russian scientists announced that they had unearthed the fruit and brought tissue from it back



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g d c. (0)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 11:28 am
ty
 

Roger Garin-michaud (61)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 6:02 pm
noted, thanks!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 7:18 am
thank you
 

Gayle R. (27)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 7:21 am
So delicate and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
 

Nichole L. (68)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 7:56 am
Amazing and beautiful. Thank you, Marty.
 

Alana H. (0)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 8:08 am
Marvelous!
 

Micheael Kirkbym (85)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 8:29 am
What a beauty.
 

Natasha Salgado (518)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 8:31 am
Beautiful flower!!! Thanks to our squirrel friends..Happy Easter Sunday Marty!!
 

Sonia Alonzo (10)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 9:59 am
love itĦĦ... thank for this note...
 

Kendra Richardson (1)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 10:31 am
This is awesome! :D
 

Ro H. (0)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 10:35 am
ty
 

Shailja Mukhtyar (88)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 10:59 am
beautiful!! IF those seeds survive 30,000 years, and despite bitter cold, can forget & forgive, bear flower & fruit & celebrate a new beginning with this spring, why cant we move past our negativity?? Why not forget & forgive the last conversation, or missing a train, or plane, or job?? & chose rebirth, & joy & smile??

These seeds are an example to us, if only we have the brains to learn from their greatness!!
 

Shanti S. (0)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 12:05 pm
Thank you.
 

Freya H. (303)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 1:02 pm
Life is at once so fragile and yet so tough.
 

Ancil S. (175)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 1:58 pm
Beatiful flowers!
 

june t. (65)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 2:39 pm
This is so awesome to see an ice age flower bloom again! Thanks to our little furry friends the (ice age) squirrels.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 3:22 pm
Very interesting.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 4:40 pm
Beautiful
 

Nimue P. (230)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 5:43 pm
Interesting.
 

Greg K. (1)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 8:55 pm
Next step is ask the 'unfrozen caveman lawyer' what the name of the flower is.
 

Sue Clayton (8)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 10:20 pm
Our Creator has amazed us yet again. What a beautiful little flower.
 

Devon Leonard (54)
Monday April 1, 2013, 1:33 am
Amazing the mystery of life cacooned within the fragile seed all these thousands of years!!!!! So exciting..!! Thanks for sharing Marty..... Love it !
 

Gvapo T. (22)
Monday April 1, 2013, 2:06 am
wow! :)
 

Dale O. (193)
Monday April 1, 2013, 4:00 am
Marvellous, maybe we can hide some heritage seeds from Monsanto for the future after they wipe out the crops.
 

Natalie S. (9)
Monday April 1, 2013, 6:50 am
Incredible, thanks for posting.
I wish though that scientists would put more effort into growing more food enabling food prices to be lowered and therefore nutritious food to be available to all. Russia itself has lots of inhabitants living on or below the poverty line and surely that would be a more worthy cause!
 

Tamie R. (0)
Monday April 1, 2013, 7:18 am
Noted and awesome
 

Bruno Moreira (61)
Monday April 1, 2013, 11:55 am
noted thanks for the article
 

Paulett Simunich (0)
Monday April 1, 2013, 3:11 pm
How exciting.........
 

Robert Hardy (67)
Monday April 1, 2013, 9:03 pm
OH the potential for a great Sci-Fi movie!!!!
 

Suzanne L. (152)
Monday April 1, 2013, 9:55 pm
Remarkable. It's a pretty little plant too. We owe a debt to those paleolithic squirrels - perhaps relatives of Sckrat from Ice Age.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 8:39 am
Cool!!!
 

Klaus Peters (10)
Friday April 19, 2013, 7:59 am
This is unbelieveable, what a chance find.
 
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