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THIS is cool. Behold a one hour lecture (with questions and answers) about The Life and Times of Tyrannosaurus rex, by one Dr. Thomas Holtz, as posted to YouTube last March.

Wow...

Oct. 13th, 2012 09:15 pm
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Fossil reveals spider in mid-strike
Predator and prey, together forever
By Richard Chirgwin

Posted in Science, 9th October 2012 03:09 GMT

A hundred million years ago, an amber flow spoiled a spider’s day: it had waited, possibly for hours, to ambush a wasp in its web, and just as it decided to strike, spider, wasp and web were all trapped forever.

The good news for us is that it’s turned up at a dig in Myanmar's Hukawng Valley, and here's what it looks like:


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