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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 : What is is Blue Amber? How it Formed?

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...

World’s oldest chameleon found in amber fossil

About 100 million years ago an infant lizard's life was cut short when it crawled into a sticky situation. The early chameleon was creeping through...

99 million years old Lizards Trapped in Amber Give Clues to...

A fossilized lizard found in Southeast Asia preserved in amber dates back some 99 million years, Florida scientists have determined, making it the oldest...

Trapped in Amber: Rutgers Botanist Names New Flower Species

A Rutgers scientist has identified a flower trapped in ancient amber as belonging to a species completely new to science. Lena Struwe, professor of botany...

100-mllion-year-old amber preserves oldest animal societies

Fighting ants, giant solider termites, and foraging worker ants recently discovered in 100-million-year-old amber provide direct evidence for advanced social behavior in ancient ants...

A penis in amber

A research team led by Jason Dunlop from the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Germany, published in the international journal The Science of Nature the...

Trapped in Amber: Ancient fossils reveal remarkable stability of Caribbean lizard...

Tiny Anolis lizards preserved since the Miocene in amber are giving scientists a true appreciation of the meaning of community stability. Dating back some...

Researchers Use Prehistoric Amber to Test Glass Theory

Along the way, the investigation sheds light on the long-held urban myth of the fluidity of stained glass. In some circles, no matter how much...

Amber reveals earliest example of maternal care in insects

Scientists have uncovered the earliest fossilised evidence of an insect caring for its young. The findings, published in the journal eLife, push back the earliest...

Amber

What Is Amber? Amber is fossilized tree resin (not sap), which has been appreciated for its color and natural beauty since Neolithic times. Much valued...

Carnivorous plants from the Baltic amber forest

Researchers from the Universities of Göttingen and Bielefeld and the Botanical State Collection of Munich, led by paleontologist Professor Alexander Schmidt from the University...

Secrets of dinosaur ecology found in fragile amber

Ryan McKellar's research sounds like it was plucked from Jurassic Park: he studies pieces of amber found buried with dinosaur skeletons. But rather than...

Secrets of dinosaur ecology found in fragile amber

Ryan McKellar's research sounds like it was plucked from Jurassic Park: he studies pieces of amber found buried with dinosaur skeletons. But rather than...

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