When you hear the phrase "fossilized, blood-engorged mosquito," your mind may jump to images of dinosaurs roaming freely in "Jurassic Park."
It's a nice dream, but one that is once again dashed by actual science. Still, researchers have come across the incredibly cool discovery of a fossilized, blood-engorged mosquito. It just won't be leading to the creation of any velociraptors.
The mosquito is the first this old to be found with blood in its belly. It dates to the Eocene era, about 46 million years ago -- well after the extinction of the dinos we know and love.… Read more