What You May Have Missed
By Vladimir Isachenkov
Published: Monday, Feb. 20 2012 1:15 p.m. MST
It was an Ice Age squirrel's treasure chamber, a burrow containing fruit and seeds that had been stuck in the Siberian permafrost for over 30,000 years. From the fruit tissues, a team of Russian scientists managed to resurrect an entire plant in a pioneering experiment that paves the way for the revival of other species.