Some of these viruses and bacteria may have been trapped for millennia, and it's not even totally clear yet what they are, let alone what kind of damage they might cause.

Long-dormant bacteria and viruses, trapped in ice and permafrost for centuries, are reviving as Earth's climate warms

Would a very, very, very long piece of string reaching from Earth's surface deep into space remain suspended?

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Ancient Bible prophecies and modern news reports are interchangeable.

Yes…I know exactly what you're talking about. I live in a crappy cottage with single pane windows and poor insulation. I can't keep the cold air out.

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This suggests that the bacteria are able to find refuge and survive for several years after an outbreak before reappearing, seemingly out of nowhere, and starting another infection cycle.

Replicating Al Gore's Climate 101 video experiment (from the 24 hour Gore-a-thon) shows that his "high school physics" could never work as advertised Readers may recall my previous essay where I pointed out how Mr. Gore's Climate 101 Video, used in his "24 hours of climate reality", had some serious credibility issues with editing things…