While scientists were analyzing prehistoric worms recovered from permafrost, two 40,000 year old nematodes ‘revived’ and began moving and eating, making them the oldest multi-cellular life alive on Earth.

Ancient Roundworms Allegedly Resurrected From Russian Permafrost The permafrost of Russia’s Siberian heartland has yielded an array of impressive finds in recent years. Last September, a local resident wandering along the banks of a river in the republic of Yakutia discovered the roughly 50,000-year-old remains of an extinct lion cub almost perfectly preserved by the …

While scientists were analyzing prehistoric worms recovered from permafrost, two 40,000 year old nematodes ‘revived’ and began moving and eating, making them the oldest multi-cellular life alive on Earth. Read More »