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From: "John de Rivaz" <>

Subject: the first fully described, validated species of baterium ever found 
alive in ancient ice
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 11:27:41 -0000

A new type of organism discovered in an Arctic tunnel came to life in the
lab after being frozen for 32,000 years.

. . .

NASA described the newfound critter as "the first fully described, validated
species ever found alive in ancient ice."

"They immediately started swimming when the ice melted," Hoover told
LiveScience, adding that the cryopreserved bacteria were instantly ready to
eat and multiply.

more on http://www.livescience.com/othernews/050223_arctic_life.html

This is nearly a year old, so apologies to those who already know about it.

Sincerely, John de Rivaz:  http://John.deRivaz.com for websites including
Cryonics Europe, Longevity Report, The Venturists, Porthtowan, Alec Harley
Reeves - inventor, Arthur Bowker - potter, de Rivaz genealogy,  Nomad .. and

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