Everything you need to know about the latest findings
A 48,000-year-old "zombie virus" discovered in Siberia, Russia's permafrost region, has been revived by scientists.
To no one’s surprise, the zombie virus quickly emerged as a Twitter trend.
The zombie virus had buried under frozen lake in Russia, and it was unearthed by scientists.
They found over a dozen of archaic viruses from the Siberian permafrost.
The oldest of them, dubbed as Pandoravirus yedoma, is known to be 48,500 years old.
Although these viruses have lain dormant for hundreds of millennia, researchers have discovered that they are still contagious.