Friday, September 11, 2015

Giant Virus?

Scientists are looking into possibly reviving a huge virus found in the Siberian permafrost, in order to study it. (But first they have to make sure it won't make anyone or anything sick).

They're worried climate change might release ancient pathogens from the ice. Hey, there's your apocalypse scenario if you need one. Some kind of dinosaur disease. Or worse, a plant pathogen. (John Christopher's No Blade Of Grass/The Death Of Grass comes to mind - I should reread that one, if I can find a copy. I think I left mine in England...ah well).

So. Ancient virus resurrection? Good idea, bad idea, horror movie plot? I'm going for horror movie plot...