Scientists breed gigantic, prehistoric dragonflies

There are a lot of issues out there for science to tackle. You know, the cure for cancer, how to travel beyond our solar system, how to make cloned meat in a lab. But creating prehistoric dragonflies with wingspans of over two feet? Doing more harm than good! We reported on the plans to do this last week, but now you can see the horrifying image above to keep you from sleeping tonight.

The monstrous bugs were created by enhancing atmospheric oxygen levels to 31 percent as opposed to the 20 percent we're used to. That's more in line with how much oxygen was around in the Paleozoic era.

The most unsettling part? These things "need to hunt live prey" to live. Guess what, guys? We are that prey. Thanks for nothing.

The Register via Geekologie

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