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Pic of the Day: “100 million years ago, there were mosquitoes just like today. And just like today, they fed on the blood of animals. Even dinosaurs. Sometimes, after biting a dinosaur, mosquitoes would land on the branch of a tree and get stuck in the sap. After a long time, the tree sap would get hard and become fossilised, just like a dinosaur bone, preserving the mosquito inside. This fossilised tree sap, which we call amber, waited for millions of years with the mosquito inside, until Jurassic Park scientists came along. Using sophisticated techniques, they extract the preserved blood from the mosquito, and bingo: Dino DNA!” (25th Anniversary)

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