Hold on now
'his original aim was to "find ancient microscopic creatures that might have some kind of medical value"'
You neglected to mention that this is of medicinal value, beer is renowned for it's stress relieving qualities.
A scientist at California Polytechnic State University has answered that most pressing of questions for would-be time travellers - assuming you survive the journey through the wormhole vortex back to the Eocene epoch, what's the beer going to be like when you get there? The answer is "smooth and spicy" with "a weird spiciness …
Soon the people that have sampled this jurassic beer will begin sprouting tails with pointy ends, a bone ridge on the head and extension to the jaw with an increase in jaw muscle. Their arms will shrivel to half size while their legs will double their muscle weight, then they will go on a rampage in the office and surrounding countryside, chasing down marketing execs at a blistering 25MPH.
Let me be the first to welcome our jurassically-modified dinosapiens overlords.
Repeat after me 'The Eocene is not the Jurassic'. It can't be a dino-yeast you thundering idiot since apart from birds, dinosaurs had been extinct for 20 million years. This is a 45 million year old yeast. You're a 100 million years out. The nearest it came to a flipping dino was a thrush. Maybe's that's what you got a bad case of in the brain.
I know you guys like a bit of artistic license in your reporting but this is taking it a bit far.
I hope I get at least an honourable mention in FOTW.
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Funny yeast extraction was reported back in 1995 i.e.
RJ Cano, MK Borucki, 'Revival and identification of bacterial spores in 25- to 40-million-year-old Dominican amber', Science 19 May 1995:Vol. 268. no. 5213, pp. 1060 - 1064 DOI: 10.1126/science.7538699
Its only the beer angle that made the news with this new extraction.
BTW You can only get the beer in Northern California according to the company web site.