So I'm reading this Gizmodo post that reports on a group of Russian scientists who have apparently found bacterium in a Mammoth graveyard in Siberia that have shown "growth of physical, mental and sexual activity, while some females even had babies aged at the human equivalent of 70."
Okay, I have just a few questions:
- Do excavations of long-dead animals generally involve the cataloging of all the bacterium in the site?
- When finding a novel strain, is it standard operating procedure to vaccinate "fruit flies and mice" with every strange DNA strand you find?
- Is there any peer review or independent verification of this finding?
- Is is April 1st already?
Seriously. A little too weird.