Saturday, April 14, 2007

New American Hero

Dr. Mary Schweitzer, for extracting soft tissue from a 68 million year old Tyrannosaur thigh-bone. Soft tissue. 68,000,000 years. Quick math: that's nearly one million human lifespans.

Best paragraph from the article: "Repeated analysis of the T-rex proteins, the researchers said, uncovered new evidence of a link between dinosaurs and birds, a widely held but contentious hypothesis. Three of the seven reconstructed protein sequences were closely related to chickens. (The scientists resisted being drawn into speculation on the likely taste of a T-rex drumstick.)" What a cop-out!

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