Saturday, 11 March 2017

I Have Read So Often,

that the DNA from animals now extinct,

will be used to bring them back to 'life' think Jurassic Park, but this attempt might make the picture above by Kevin Tong a reality, welcome to Pleistocene Park, is the brain child of Nikita Zimov, he plans to bring the park to a remote forest in Eastern Siberia, just north of the Arctic Circle, a 50-square-mile nature reserve of grassy plains roamed by bison, musk oxen, wild horses, and maybe, in the not-too-distant future, lab-grown woolly mammoths, Pleistocene Park is named for the geological epoch that ended only 12,000 years ago, having begun 2.6 million years earlier, at the time vast plains of green and gold gave rise to a new biome, a cold-weather version of the African savanna called the Mammoth Steppe, but when the Ice Age ended, most of the giant species with whom we once shared this Earth ended also, the article is by Ross Andersen who is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees the Science, Technology, and Health sections, He was previously deputy editor of Aeon Magazine, the story is a good and informative read, schedule in at least one mug of coffee!

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