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“I liked absurd paintings, decorations over doorways, stage scenery, traveling fairs, inn-signs, cheap colored prints, literature gone out of fashion, church Latin, exotic books with bad spelling, novels our grandparents read, fairy-tales, little books for children, old operas, meaningless refrains, crude rhythms.
I dreamed of crusades, unlogged journeys of discovery, republics with no history, wars of religions put down, revolutions in manners, races and continents on the move: I believed in each and every piece of magic.”
—Arthur Rimbaud, A Season in Hell: ‘Second Delirium; Alchemy of the Word’
30,000 year old flower revived.
Scientists have resurrected a flower from plant tissues found frozen in Siberian permafrost, thought to be 30,000-32,000 years old. The new Silene stenophylla is healthy and fertile, and producing viable seeds.
The experiment has excited many because it proves that material trapped in the permafrost is recoverable and usable - scientists have been working to recover other species of plant and animal life from the same area, such as the woolly mammoth.
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