Updated: Sep 13, 2020
...for 42'000 Years!
Imagine waking up after a 42,000 years nap.
In Siberia, melting permafrost is releasing nematodes — microscopic worms that live in soil — that have been suspended in a deep freeze since the Pleistocene. Despite being frozen for tens of thousands of years, two species of these worms were successfully revived, scientists recently reported in a new study.