Ultramicrobacterial News

So these scientists at Penn State have spent the last 12 months incubating an unusual bacteria found in Greenland…
frozen deep within a glacier for a hundred thousand years…
Cue, plague of zombies.

Fortunately, they aren’t the bleeding from the eyes, coughing up your organs sort. The little chaps have been named Herminiimonas Glaciei and are just the fourth in the rather small group of ultramicrobacterium…

”You know you’re doing real science when the words are too big to fit on a scrabble board. These itty-bitty organisms are small enough to pass through sterile filters usually used to purify water and, by the way, they all live in water. None are even remotely pathogenic (so there’s no risk of sickness) but expect a scare-story pandemic when mainstream media eventually notices they exist.”
(Via DailyGalaxy)

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