Archiving Eden Ahead of the Apocalypse


The apocalypse may be a popular trope in sci-fi films and mass market fiction, but it’s not something most people have ever actually prepared for. To do so would be an act of both cynicism and faith, as survival in the wake of the earth’s destruction seems hopeful at best. But, luckily for us, scientists are planning for the worst. By refrigerating plant seeds in 1,400 repositories around the world, they aim to preserve botanical life — and by extension, human life — for ages to come.

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