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Planet Earth

T. rex Trouble

The LoomBy Carl ZimmerAugust 25, 2008 9:43 PM


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A couple weeks ago I blogged on a debate over the discovery of soft tissue in a dinosaur. Over at Nature, Rex Dalton has a spicy article about a fresh assault on the findings. I wrote about how the alleged blood vessels and cells in a T. rex fossil might be bacterial biofilms. The scientists had also isolated what they proposed was collagen from the same fossils. Now critics are calling that study "computationally illiterate." Zing--!

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