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Frozen ‘zombie’ worms brought back to life after 24,000 years

This might make you squirm. Russian scientists have resurrected “zombie” worms that had been frozen for 24,000 years in the Arctic. The microscopic, multicellular animals — called bdelloid rotifers — have inhabited freshwater environments for some 50 million years. Other studies on rotifers have shown that the animals can be revived after 10 years on… Read More »