Russian Scientists have grown a plant from 30,000 year old seeds…

Russian scientists have grown beautiful flowering plants using seeds stored by squirrels 30,000 years ago and preserved by the Siberian permafrost.

How amazing is that?

  According to the ABC science website at:

  http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2012/02/22/3436826.htm

this is the oldest ever plant tissue to have been brought back to life.

Lucky for us, squirrels store their seeds away for the winter! 🙂

Have a look at these clips of the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights

We see these lights when a solar wind comes in contact with the Earths magnetic field.

In Australia we call it the Aurora Australis but in the Northern Hemisphere it is called the Aurora Borealis

This next clip is from made up of a collection of High resolution photos from NASA

Pretty amazing don’t you think?

Thanks HMS 😉

Did you guess the frog?

The picture of the frog in the last post was a Southern Brown Tree Frog.

Well done Zozo for figuring it out!
If you like frogs, have a look at the Frogs of Australia website

The web address is http://frogs.org.au/frogs/index.html

The Southern Brown Tree Frog has it’s own detailed information page http://frogs.org.au/frogs/species/Litoria/ewingi/

If you click on the link you can see info about the frog and hear its call! Pretty cool 🙂