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Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsAncient viruses found in Tibetan glacier https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/pkebx9/scientists-found-ancient-never-before-seen-viruses-in-a-glacier?utm_source=digg&utm_medium=email https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/01/ancient-viruses-found-tibetan-glacier https://www.livescience.com/unknown-viruses-discovered-tibetan-glacier.html Another article is: Giant Virus Resurrected from Permafrost After 30,000 Years By Tia Ghose March 03, 2014 https://www.livescience.com/43800-giant-virus-found-permafrost.html The unreviewed paper is:
Ruger9a posted a topic in Questions & AnswersGood evening folks. I just received an order of fossils from China and haven't opened it yet. Took it out of my mailbox with a rag (which I immediately threw away) and put the package in a large baggie. The fossils did not come from an infected location but I have no idea about the shipping trail / process. The only thing I know about viruses is to avoid people and things that might have been exposed. Am I being overly concerned?
Ok - this topic should stir up some conversation. As I was working on prepping a Green River fossil fish, I noticed some fibers were being removed next to the fish bones by my needle vise. I assume they were 50 million year old tissue still somewhat intact. So I got to thinking that what if it contained ancient pathogens that might have somehow survived since the fish expired. Looking up on the Internet I see that scientists have discovered 30 million year old viruses that have come back to life! The good news is that I appear to still be healthy! But... Is it possible that we fossil