Monday, 28 May 2012

Prehistoric stuff from the week 21-27/5/12

The melanin-containing pigment in squid ink has not changed in 180 million years!

Thought T-Rex's arms were titchy? These guys had stumps!

Evidence has been found that indicates icthyosaurs (ancient not-dinosaurs) suffered from 'the bends' (where bubbles of nitrogen form in the blood after rising too quickly in the water)

Europe's oldest musical instruments are 40,000 years old! They were discovered in the region that is now southern Germany

A piece exploring the developmental similarity of dinosaurs and their avian relatives' skulls

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