Mad Curious Russian scientists nourished 32,000-year-old plant tissue into blooming life.
Team leader Svetlana Yashina re-created Siberian conditions in the lab and watched as the refrigerated tissue sprouted buds that developed into 36 flowering plants within weeks.
Discover's account offers no hint of the many possible ways this could go wrong.
But Infocult-minded reads will find the article's conclusion ominous:
This summer Yashina’s team plans to revisit the tundra to search for even older burrows and seeds.