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This Animal Survived 24,000 Years Frozen In The Siberian Permafrost (Photos) by TheCalculator: 4:26am On Jun 08
A microscopic animal has been revived after slumbering in the Arctic permafrost for 24,000 years.

Bdelloid rotifers typically live in watery environments and have an incredible ability to survive. Russian scientists found the creatures in a core of frozen soil extracted from the Siberian permafrost using a drilling rig.

"Our report is the hardest proof as of today that multicellular animals could withstand tens of thousands of years in cryptobiosis, the state of almost completely arrested metabolism," said Stas Malavin, a researcher at the Soil Cryology Laboratory at the Pushchino Scientific Center for Biological Research in Russia.

Earlier research by other groups had shown that the rotifers could survive up to 10 years when frozen. In a new study, the Russian researchers used radiocarbon dating to determine that the critters they recovered from the permafrost -- ground that is frozen year-round, apart from a thin layer near the surface -- were about 24,000 years old.

The study was published in the journal Current Biology on Monday.

It's not the first time ancient life has been resurrected from a permanently frozen habitat.

Stems of Antarctic moss were successfully regrown from a 1,000-year-old sample that had been covered by ice for about 400 years, and a living campion flower was regenerated from seed tissue, likely stored by an Arctic squirrel, that had been preserved in 32,000-year-old permafrost. Simple worms, called nematodes, were revived from the permafrost from two places in northeastern Siberia, in sediments that were more than 30,000 years old.

Long-dead but well-preserved mammals, including extinct cave bears and mammoths, have also been unearthed from the permafrost, which is thawing in some places as a result of the climate crisis.

Malavin said that it is highly unlikely bigger life forms could survive being frozen in this way.

"The takeaway is that a multicellular organism can be frozen and stored as such for thousands of years and then return back to life -- a dream of many fiction writers," Malavin said in the statement.

"Of course, the more complex the organism, the trickier it is to preserve it alive frozen and, for mammals, it's not currently possible. Yet, moving from a single-celled organism to an organism with a gut and brain, though microscopic, is a big step forward."

Once the rotifer thawed, the creature was able to reproduce, the study said. The tiny invertebrates were also able to feed.

To understand how the creature survived in suspended animation in the frozen ground, the researchers froze and thawed modern day rotifers living in permafrost regions. They found that the creatures could withstand the formation of ice crystals while they were slowly frozen.

While not all the rotifers survived the freezing process, the study suggested that the creatures have some mechanism that can can shield their cells and organs from harm at very low temperatures.
Source: https://edition.cnn.com/2021/06/07/europe/bdelloid-rotifers-animal-survive-frozen-in-permafrost-scn/index.html

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Re: This Animal Survived 24,000 Years Frozen In The Siberian Permafrost (Photos) by ncpat(m): 4:42am On Jun 08
Where is the animal?

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Re: This Animal Survived 24,000 Years Frozen In The Siberian Permafrost (Photos) by JaneYave(f): 5:19am On Jun 08
Good adaptive mechanisms. Microbiologist, please explain to us

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Re: This Animal Survived 24,000 Years Frozen In The Siberian Permafrost (Photos) by donbachi(m): 5:21am On Jun 08
ncpat:
Where is the animal?
Don't mind the lying animals.

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Re: This Animal Survived 24,000 Years Frozen In The Siberian Permafrost (Photos) by Kriss216: 5:32am On Jun 08
ncpat:
Where is the animal?
E dey come... E dey road.

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Re: This Animal Survived 24,000 Years Frozen In The Siberian Permafrost (Photos) by suzzyboss(m): 5:50am On Jun 08
Wow 24,000 years; it's too short ,I was expecting them to say 2 million years ago

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Re: This Animal Survived 24,000 Years Frozen In The Siberian Permafrost (Photos) by tillaman(m): 6:23am On Jun 08
Why una no leave am make e continue him beauty sleep una just like to dey interrupt something wey no concern una
Nosey pipu dem

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Re: This Animal Survived 24,000 Years Frozen In The Siberian Permafrost (Photos) by kus4fame(m): 6:27am On Jun 08
Pls, how old is the world again?

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Re: This Animal Survived 24,000 Years Frozen In The Siberian Permafrost (Photos) by iampeterben(m): 6:30am On Jun 08
Okay na strong animal!

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Re: This Animal Survived 24,000 Years Frozen In The Siberian Permafrost (Photos) by mu2sa2: 6:36am On Jun 08
Everything happens by Allah's will. No controversy: Almighty God creates what He wills and does as He pleases.

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Re: This Animal Survived 24,000 Years Frozen In The Siberian Permafrost (Photos) by pyyxxaro: 6:41am On Jun 08
Which people count the years

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Re: This Animal Survived 24,000 Years Frozen In The Siberian Permafrost (Photos) by DenreleDave(m): 7:04am On Jun 08
No be only 24k. Na 240 000 years...

Liars oshi.

Scientists are liars

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Re: This Animal Survived 24,000 Years Frozen In The Siberian Permafrost (Photos) by Khd95(m): 7:14am On Jun 08
24k years, how old is the planet again

Same question I asked when I see supposed dinosaur fossils claimed to be 27 billion years old

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Re: This Animal Survived 24,000 Years Frozen In The Siberian Permafrost (Photos) by holatin(m): 7:17am On Jun 08
the op is right. saw this news on CNN. we should be ready for another covid pro pro pro max max X x plus. all this unearthing here and there

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Re: This Animal Survived 24,000 Years Frozen In The Siberian Permafrost (Photos) by CelebCircle: 7:23am On Jun 08
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Re: This Animal Survived 24,000 Years Frozen In The Siberian Permafrost (Photos) by Beetwaise(m): 8:28am On Jun 08
This one is Captain America
Re: This Animal Survived 24,000 Years Frozen In The Siberian Permafrost (Photos) by ChiefSosa(m): 8:55am On Jun 08
A microscopic animal has been revived after slumbering in the Arctic permafrost for 24,000 years.
They are Microscopic animals and are measured in Millimeters. They can't be visible to the eyes except you use a Microscope. I'm surprised some people are still asking "Where is the animal" when you have pictures here, several pictures of several species are even on Google.
If you're going to hate on Science, the least you can do is TOTALLY abandon science and everything that has to do with it. Let's see how your life will be by then.

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Re: This Animal Survived 24,000 Years Frozen In The Siberian Permafrost (Photos) by ChiefSosa(m): 8:55am On Jun 08
DenreleDave:
No be only 24k. Na 240 000 years...

Liars oshi.

Scientists are liars
You only studied "Integrated Science" in school and you think that's all there is. Go and read on Uranium-thorium dating and its abilities. SCIENCE IS BROAD. THERE'S SCIENCE IN EVERYTHING WE DO.

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Re: This Animal Survived 24,000 Years Frozen In The Siberian Permafrost (Photos) by ChiefSosa(m): 8:57am On Jun 08
pyyxxaro:
Which people count the years
Radio carbon dating was used.

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Re: This Animal Survived 24,000 Years Frozen In The Siberian Permafrost (Photos) by paulolee(m): 8:58am On Jun 08
am still waiting for d animal...

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Re: This Animal Survived 24,000 Years Frozen In The Siberian Permafrost (Photos) by paulolee(m): 8:58am On Jun 08
ChiefSosa:
Radio carbon dating was used.
you guys do mention dus carbon dating asif it's too perfect

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Re: This Animal Survived 24,000 Years Frozen In The Siberian Permafrost (Photos) by ChiefSosa(m): 9:03am On Jun 08
paulolee:

you guys do mention dus carbon dating asif it's too perfect
More reason you should study Carbon dating. It's really broad. Only excess amount of Carbon-14 fluctuates values and this can still be rectified. Thanks to advanced technology.
Assignment: Study more on Carbon dating, the types, formulas, examples and everything involved.

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Re: This Animal Survived 24,000 Years Frozen In The Siberian Permafrost (Photos) by x123xlolls(m): 9:07am On Jun 08
mu2sa2:
Everything happens by Allah's will. No controversy: Almighty God creates what He wills and dose as He pleases.

Chapter (16) sūrat l-naḥl (The Bees)


Sahih International: And [He created] the horses, mules and donkeys for you to ride and [as] adornment. And He creates that which you do not know.

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Re: This Animal Survived 24,000 Years Frozen In The Siberian Permafrost (Photos) by abumeinben(m): 9:34am On Jun 08
Who calculated the years na or the animal get calendar?

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Re: This Animal Survived 24,000 Years Frozen In The Siberian Permafrost (Photos) by SegFault: 10:11am On Jun 08
Wow, though the date might be inaccurate this world really has many undiscovered secrets.
Re: This Animal Survived 24,000 Years Frozen In The Siberian Permafrost (Photos) by SegFault: 10:14am On Jun 08
DenreleDave:
No be only 24k. Na 240 000 years...

Liars oshi.

Scientists are liars
Yah, now prove that they are liars with tangible proof not useless assertions. Ignorance will not kill some people.

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Re: This Animal Survived 24,000 Years Frozen In The Siberian Permafrost (Photos) by Adewale1603(m): 11:57am On Jun 08
paulolee:

you guys do mention dus carbon dating asif it's too perfect
its not perfect 100% but it is very close

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Re: This Animal Survived 24,000 Years Frozen In The Siberian Permafrost (Photos) by Billyonaire666: 12:10pm On Jun 08
What if it is copied and pasted there from the Cosmic background just to start another story?

Just saying....
Re: This Animal Survived 24,000 Years Frozen In The Siberian Permafrost (Photos) by C0dednew: 12:19pm On Jun 08
Where the animal nah

Kindly contact me for your unique and affordable Logos and flyers..

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Re: This Animal Survived 24,000 Years Frozen In The Siberian Permafrost (Photos) by DenreleDave(m): 12:21pm On Jun 08
grin grin grin
ChiefSosa:

You only studied "Integrated Science" in school and you think that's all there is. Go and read on Uranium-thorium dating and its abilities. SCIENCE IS BROAD. THERE'S SCIENCE IN EVERYTHING WE DO. #GOTOSCHOOLDENRELE
Re: This Animal Survived 24,000 Years Frozen In The Siberian Permafrost (Photos) by CharisEleos(f): 1:34pm On Jun 08
This is still an organism. We can't tell what animal it is yet.

Any idea what is it?

It looks like a spematozoa though.

I didn't read the epistle o. Still at work. Ain't got time for that now.

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