Pithovirus sibericum

30,000-year-old 'giant virus' discovered in Siberian wilderness

30,000-year-old 'giant virus' discovered in Siberian wilderness

Scientists have discovered a 30,000-year-old prehistoric virus in deep underground in the frozen wilderness of north-eastern Siberia.

Sep 10, 2015, 17:39 PM IST

30,000-year-old giant virus comes back to life in French lab

A large ancient virus that lied dormant in the Siberian permafrost for at least 30,000 years has sprung back to life after French scientists revived it in the laboratory.

Mar 04, 2014, 19:41 PM IST