T. Rex tissue survives 68 million years, thanks to iron

The controversial discovery of 68-million-year-old soft tissue from the bones of a Tyrannosaurus rex finally has a physical explanation. According to new research, iron in the dinosaur’s body preserved the tissue before it could decay.

The research, headed by Mary Schweitzer, a molecular paleontologist at North Carolina State University, explains how proteins — and possibly even DNA — can survive millennia.

Read the full, original story here: Controversial T. Rex Soft Tissue Find Finally Explained

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