410-Million-Year-Old Arachnid Brought 'Back to Life'

July 9, 2014 2:56 PM

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Though this isn't quite a scene from a monster movie, researchers from the University of Manchester and the Museum fur Naturkunde, Berlin, might have been playing God when they recreated a 410-million-year-old arachnid.

To do so, scientists used preserved fossils from the Natural History Museum in London to concoct a video that demonstrates the ancient creature's range of motion. From this along with comparisons to other arachnids, they also used an open source computer graphic program called Blender to create a vi...

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