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What Are the Different Colors of Amber?

Yellow Amber Yellow and brownish amber pieces are found around the world.  They make up more than two-thirds of the amber found in the world. ...

99-million-year-old termite-loving thieves caught in Burmese amber

Eusocial insects, such as ants, social wasps and bees, and termites, include some of the most ecologically ubiquitous of terrestrial animals. The nests of...

Mid-Mesozoic beetle in amber stirs questions on rise of flowering plants...

Named for Charles Darwin, the only known specimen of a newly discovered beetle, Darwinylus marcosi, died in a sticky gob of tree sap some...

Ancient, scary and alien-looking specimen forms a rarity in the insect...

Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered a 100-million-year-old insect preserved in amber with a triangular head, almost-alien and "E.T.-like" appearance and features so...

Amber specimen offers rare glimpse of feathered dinosaur tail

Researchers from China, Canada, and the University of Bristol have discovered a dinosaur tail complete with its feathers trapped in a piece of amber. The...

Blind dates in the amber world

"Old" doesn't always have to mean "primitive": paleontologists at the University of Bonn have discovered a tiny biting midge no larger than one millimeter...

Terrified insect escapes a permanent tomb—50 million years ago

Thousands of insects, plants and other life forms have been found trapped in ancient amber deposits, but a new discovery shows a rarity of...

Rare Dinosaur-Era Bird Wings Trapped in Amber

Two tiny wings locked in amber 99 million years ago suggest that in the middle of the Cretaceous period — when dinosaurs still walked...

Blue Amber

Amber is fossilized tree resin used for jewelry, decoration, medicine, and perfume. Specimens with inclusions of insects and plants are of great scientific significance...

First microwhip scorpion from Mesozoic period found in Burmese amber

It's smaller than a grain of rice, yellowish, trapped in amber and lived 100 million years ago alongside dinosaurs. Meet Electrokoenenia yaksha, a newly...

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