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Posted 9/10/15 , edited 9/10/15
Scientists who discovered a prehistoric virus called Mollivirus sibericum in the Siberian permafrost plan to give the virus its first wakeup call since the last Ice Age . It's hoped the study could shed insight into ancient dormant viruses that could, it's feared, get another chance at spreading as permafrost retreats due to climate change.

I'm sure nothing could go wrong... Ancient viruses couldn't possibly do anything to modern humans we are too evolved for them to hurt us.

http://www.cnet.com/news/scientists-waking-up-30000-year-old-giant-virus/

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Posted 9/10/15

Rujikin wrote:

Scientists who discovered a prehistoric virus called Mollivirus sibericum in the Siberian permafrost plan to give the virus its first wakeup call since the last Ice Age . It's hoped the study could shed insight into ancient dormant viruses that could, it's feared, get another chance at spreading as permafrost retreats due to climate change.

I'm sure nothing could go wrong... Ancient viruses couldn't possibly do anything to modern humans we are too evolved for them to hurt us.

http://www.cnet.com/news/scientists-waking-up-30000-year-old-giant-virus/



Yep keep telling yourself that as the zombies are eating your brains

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uncletim wrote: Yep keep telling yourself that as the zombies are eating your brains.
Damn bath salt....
ate my friend after that drown into the hunger for meat.

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Until it mutates then kills us all.
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odaplaX wrote:

Until it mutates then kills us all.


This, couldn't agree more lol.
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The estimates at how many "new" viruses and bacteria that were in cold storage is staggering really. We should study them while they are still coming out one at a time.
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Posted 9/10/15
Looks adorable.
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22 / M / Kabe o koete
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Bacteria constantly evolves, look at all the viruses that are immune to current antibiotics now. Just because it can't harm us now doesn't mean it can't eventually.
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Posted 9/10/15 , edited 9/11/15
Sounds lovely

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This is actually a fucking terrifying side effect of global warming nobody talks about ancient viruses coming out of all the melting icebergs.
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Posted 9/10/15 , edited 9/11/15


Ancient Alien Viruses.

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30 / M / Kansas
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Posted 9/10/15
virus= not giant... .... universe = normal size ..... multiverse = giant
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Posted 9/11/15
@VZ68, Lol, I stopped watching anything on that channel when they started giving that loon his 15 minutes of fame.
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Ancient stuff when it comes to biology isn't necessarily inferior to the most biologically sophisticated stuff.

For instance, the dragonfly is less evolved than a housefly. Flies are among the most highly evolved insects and their flight mechanisms differ from those of dragonflies since they do not rely on muscle to directly move wings but on thoracic distortion to move the wings and achieve flight. Obviously, both are alive today and doing quite well for themselves. Dragonflies actually eat flies. Some species of ancient spiders are more aggressive and venomous than the highly evolved counterparts.

An ancient strain has nothing to change if its attributes are elegant and effective enough to ensure survival.
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I remember reading a study not long ago that in the underground of New York they
studied rats deep in the sewers and found more then 20 unknown pathogens deadly
to humans. Its not like we know 100% of badies right in front of us whats one more? xD
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