Don’t let anyone ever tell you Jurassic Park isn’t real.
An unlikely recent discovery has taken Richard Attenborough’s feeble amber-encased mosquito and raised you a whole dinosaur tail, complete with soft tissue and feathers.
The tiny tail of a 99 million-year-old dinosaur has been found preserved in an amber fossil, according to a Thursday report in the journal Current Biology. It’s the first time researchers have been able to study dino feathers while they’re still attached to a body.
Next step? Use their DNA to open a prehistoric theme park featuring cloned dinosaurs, obviously. JK, please don’t. Read more…