Just when you thought it was safe, a virus has re-entered our world from 30,000 years in the past!
As a matter of fact, it was the biggest virus ever discovered, and now according to all reliable informants on the topic, it is awake.
The journal NATURE reports more on Pithovirus sibericum.. Apparently enough industrial excavation led to the virus, deep in the permafrost of Siberia, to come alive again. Well, I suppose it never died.. Just slept for 30,000 years under the sea.
This particular virus was frozen, it's said, in 28,000 BC. Also in 28,000 BC, New Guinea became populated by colonists and harpoons, needles, and saws were invented.
I wonder what other surprises deep drilling has in store for us?
If they can resurrect Pithovirus sibericum, why stop there! The sky's the viral limit!