Tick In Amber Said to Contain Oldest Mammalian Blood Cells Ever Found

Millions of years ago, two primates engaged contentedly in a grooming ritual that is still commonplace today. Searching diligently for pesky ticks and other insects, they cast them to the ground without so much as an afterthought. But one of those ticks would endure after landing in a patch of sticky sap, becoming entombed in amber with blood still flowing from a wound on its back. That's the story that one researcher has pieced together from the body of a tick, gorged with blood, found t