March 25, 2005
Blood and Bone

On the front page of the Post today: scientists have discovered soft tissue remains inside a T-Rex fossil. Apparently it was just dumb luck... they had to cut apart a femur fossil to get it to fit in a helicopter, and there the stuff was. They're playing down the "Jurassic Park DNA" angle right now, because it's not clear at all if DNA itself has survived. But it would appear that nearly everything else did. Even more interesting, they think there's probably more of this stuff inside bones already collected, simply because nobody had ever thought to look.

Soft tissue remains after 70 million years. Whodathunkit?

Update: This MSNBC article covers the same ground but includes the pictures that were found in the Post's print edition.

Posted by scott at March 25, 2005 08:15 AM

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somewhere, a rich uncle is getting an idea. And his niece and nephew should be afraid. Very afraid.

Posted by: ronaprhys on March 25, 2005 08:35 AM
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