Thursday, December 5, 2013

The scoop on dino poop

Photo of dino-age cockroach preserved in an amber deposit.
Woody Discovery
They cracked open a fossilized cockroach, which had been discovered in an amber deposit from Lebanon, and studied it with synchrotron x-ray microtomography, a technique that allowed them to create a virtual 3-D version of the cockroach instead of picking apart the original.

They were surprised to find wood particles that were large in comparison to other particles in the cockroach.

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