Friday, November 21, 2008

Copernicus Found?

A very interesting story and very good detective work. They figured out it was him (pretty sure) based on hairs they found in one of his old books. Think about it. Over four hundred years ago he was hanging out reading a book and some hairs fell off his head and lodged between the pages. Four hundred plus years later somebody can compare those hairs to the DNA in some bones and pretty conclusively id the bones. This is almost as cool as the news that they have charted the DNA of the woolly mammoth and are actually contemplating making one.

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