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1Oct/060

70 Million Year Old Meat

T. Rex soft tissue foundScientists have found soft tissue in a fossilized Tyrannosaurus Rex thigh bone:

[Cutting the bone in half] revealed a startling surprise: soft tissue that had seemingly resisted fossilization still existed inside the bone. This tissue, including blood vessels, bone cells, and perhaps even blood cells, was so well preserved that it was still stretchy and flexible.

Mmmm - am I the only "baller" who thinks this looks like bar-b-que?

(edit: whoops, this isn't really recent news - the original discovery story happened over 1 year ago)