Talk about having a green thumb. Researchers have resurrected moss that was frozen in the Antarctic for more than a millennium. Scientists had already regenerated plant material that had been frozen for just a couple of decades. But reaching back further wasn’t hard: The researchers say they did very little to coax the ancient moss back to life, other than provide it with friendly temperatures and light. The revived moss was recovered by drillers working on the banks of Signy Island, a small, glacier-covered isle in the Drake Passage, according to Discovery News. The findings were published yesterday in Current Biology and suggest moss may be able to survive for even longer periods in the ice.
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