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Tango0114 Jul 2017 11:59 a.m. PST

… ghost ponds.

"Scientists are rising the dead. Well, almost. Plants discovered in "ghost ponds" are being revived after lurking underground as dormant seeds for up to 150 years.

These so-called ghost ponds are formed when agricultural land expansion means that existing ponds are filled in, and literally buried alive, says Emily Alderton, at University College London (UCL), who led the study.

To expand a field, farmers commonly remove hedgerows then use the uprooted plants and soil to fill up any ponds. This happened at the site Alderton's team studied in Norfolk, UK…"
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2017 2:15 p.m. PST

They're gonna want revenge for what the farmers did to them.


Cyrus the Great In the TMP Dawghouse14 Jul 2017 7:25 p.m. PST

The genome for revenge in every plant! When consumed in a meal, they'll strike from within!

Personal logo Wolfshanza Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2017 10:48 p.m. PST

Especially the beans ! :0

Tango0115 Jul 2017 10:28 a.m. PST



Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2017 10:46 a.m. PST

Yeah, it didn't go very well for Shawnee Smith in that X-Files episode, after she inhaled the plant or mold spore, did it?



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