The latest from the science front - discovery of 2,800 year old microbes frozen in ice. What did our scientists do? Thawed out the microbes and they came back to life! Yay!! Yay???
Call me silly, call me paranoid, but, these microbes are bacteria that have been submerged and dormant for 2,800 years. What if this bacteria has disastrous effects on humans? To go further, what if the antidote to this possible disease causing bacteria is extinct??
I don't always feel warm and fuzzy when scientists make these discoveries and bring things thousands of years old back to life. Maybe I would have felt a little more comfortable knowing that these revived microbes are under the most severe of quarantine known. But there is no mention of that in the article.
Okay, maybe it's just me, but I say, screw Mars, make sure this stuff doesn't cause some horrific plague first!!!
In ice that has sealed a salty Antarctic lake for more than 2,800 years, scientists have found frozen bacteria and algae that returned to life after thawing. The research may help in the search for life on Mars, which is thought to have subsurface lakes of ice.