Scientists Revived Ancient 'Zombie Viruses' Frozen For Eons in Siberia

Scientists Revived Ancient 'Zombie Viruses' Frozen For Eons in Siberia

As the world warms up, vast tranches of permafrost are melting, releasing material that's been trapped in its icy grip for years. This includes a slew of microbes that have lain dormant for hundreds of millennia in some cases. To study the emerging microbes, scientists have now revived a number of these "zombie viruses" from Siberian permafrost, including one thought to be nearly 50,000 years old – a record age for a frozen virus returning to a state capable of …