Watch: Arctic Creature Revived After Being Frozen for 24,000 Years


Akin to the opening scene of a sci-fi film wherein things subsequently go horribly awry, scientists have managed to revive an ancient multicellular creature that had been frozen in the Arctic ice for the last 24,000 years. According to a press release, researchers at a lab in Russia successfully thawed out the bdelloid rotifer, which is a tiny organism renowned for its ability to survive in extreme conditions, from a chunk of permafrost that was retrieved from a remote Siberian location using a drilling rig. Incredibly, upon being unfrozen, the creature was then able to reproduce by way of an asexual process known as parthenogenesis.

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