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  1. Rare Mosquito Fossil Contains 46-Million-Year-Old Animal Blood – International Business Times | Big Daily News

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  12. Marcus
    Marcus at |

    No dinosaurs, no fun! Everyones waiting for the real Jurassic Park.

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  13. untasered
    untasered at |

    “intact” not “in tact”

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  14. Rare Mosquito Fossil Contains 46-Million-Year-Old Animal Blood – International Business Times | Daily News Twist

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  15. James
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    One can only wonder what other amazing fossils remain to be discovered.

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  16. Michael Alter
    Michael Alter at |

    I have a feeling this is going to be a “science or fiction” question on this weeks skeptics guide to the universe podcast.

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  17. [Jurassic Park] First Fossil of Blood-Filled Mosquito Discovered by P Masta Flex - TribalWar Forums

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  19. Kevin
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    This is spine-tingling stuff.
    What a pity we can’t yet be forensic enough to discover from what creature the last meal was taken.

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    1. A, G. Gelbert
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      And if there is blood, there are heme groups. If there are heme groups, there are carbon atoms as well as iron and oxygen. That means they are supposed to run a C-14 test on it. What do they do if that blood has any C-14 (meaning that mosquito is 100,000 years old or less) in it?

      Back to the geologic column strata dating board? No way! C-14 is more accurate than any other dating method even though it is only good for a maximum of 100,000 years or so.

      Spine tingling indeed. I always wondered why mosquitos, allegedly hundreds of millions of years old, never seem to have “evolved” (the fossilized ones are identical to “modern” ones).

      The answer may be in that mosquito gut blood. But science may not want to go there…

      Remember, the cover up is ALWAYS worse than the crime.

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  20. Rare Mosquito Fossil Contains 46-Million-Year-Old Animal Blood | Shia News Agency | Shafaqna

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  22. 46 million year old Blood-filled mosquito fossil found. | The Crazy World We Live In

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  23. Patrik
    Patrik at |

    FINALLY!!

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  24. Rare Mosquito Fossil Contains 46-Million-Year-Old Animal Blood – International Business Times | Biggie News

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  34. Rare Mosquito Fossil Contains 46-Million-Year-Old Animal Blood – International Business Times | Finance Chit Chat

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  38. Dragons of the ancient world | Karavansara

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  39. Aneeq
    Aneeq at |

    Amazing!
    What i would love in stories like these is, to mention the size of the, in this case, mosquito

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  40. Scientists just found a 46 million-year-old mosquito fossilized in amber and filled with blood! | Welcome to Justguide4u.com

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  41. Jurassic Park podría ser una realidad... Pero por el momento no es asíThink Big

    […] fósiles de este tipo, lo cierto es que no es así. Los investigadores hallaron en Montana el primer mosquito conservado de esta antigüedad, a pesar de que anteriormente sí se habían observado otro tipo de […]

  42. Jurassic Park podría ser una realidad... Pero por el momento no es asíThink Big

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  43. It could be Jurassic Park, but it's notThink Big

    […] be easy to find fossils like this, the truth is that it is not. In Montana, researchers found the first preserved mosquito from such a remote age, despite other kinds of insects having been […]

  44. Communicating Science (13w110)
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  46. BongoBob
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    Was it possible to tell if the red blood cells were nucleared?

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  47. BongoBob
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    I meant nucleated.

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