Some two and a half years ago, we brought you the story of an ancient plant sprouting new hope.
That was then, this is now:
"A Judean date palm, long extinct, has been "brought back to life" by scientists who unearthed a 2,000 year-old seed of the plant and germinated it. A healthy 4-foot-tall seedling, named Methuselah after the oldest living man in the Bible, now holds the record for the oldest germinated seed."
Aside from the historical significance of the oldest young tree, it's hoped that it may also yield information to be used as alternative medicines.
A veritable Tree of Knowledge.