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June 04

Scientists revive 400-year old moss entombed in glacier

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2013 – Canadian scientists have revived a 400-year-old moss specimen uncovered by a melting glacier.  The findings, published in last week’s issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, have implications for biodiversity, glacial science, and even the colonization of Mars. Led by Catherine La Farge, biologist at the University of Alberta, researchers […]