Science and technology sample essay

The amber specimens, which come from a private collection that has never before been studied before, were sourced close to the village of Maingkhwan in northern Myanmar. Fossils of these parasitic, blood-sucking creatures still attached to the remains of their host (right and bottom left images) are extremely rare, and the new find is the oldest known to date. Locked in time during the mid-Cretaceous period, the arachnids form the first direct fossil evidence that ticks preyed on dinosaurs (artist's impression top left). Scientists have named one of the newly-found ancient species 'Dracula's terrible tick' after finding one particularly bloated specimen that was so swollen with blood that it was eight times the size of its companions.

Science and technology sample essay

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