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Incredible Amber Fossils Reveal the True Colors of Ancient Insects

Fossils rarely retain evidence of an organism’s original color, but these 99-million-year-old amber fossils found in Myanmar are revealing the vibrant hues of another world. Read more...
Tags: Science, Myanmar, Fossils, Insects, Amber, Paleontology, Ancient Insects, Amber Fossils, Now In Technicolor


These Flies Have Been Trapped in the Bone Zone for 41 Million Years

A pair of long-legged flies met a Romeo-and-Juliet ending some 41 million years ago, when a falling drop of tree resin ruined their tender moment. On the bright side, their disrupted act of fornication was preserved for all eternity in this pornographic piece of amber.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sex, Paleontology, Juliet, Bone Zone, Flies, Amber Fossils, Paleo Porn, Caught In The Act


'The Weirdest Fossil I’ve Ever Been Lucky Enough to Study': Skull Found in Amber Reveals Tiny Toothed Bird

The tiny skull of a hummingbird-size dinosaur has been found trapped in amber, raising important questions about the evolution of birds and the surprisingly early trend toward miniaturization.Read more...
Tags: Science, Dinosaurs, Evolution, Fossils, Paleontology, Ancient Birds, Amber Fossils, Skull Found


Beetle Trapped in 99-Million-Year-Old Amber Was an Early Pollinator 

Amber fossils containing bugs are nothing new, but the discovery of a beautifully preserved Cretaceous Period beetle with bits of pollen still around it is changing what we know about the planet’s earliest pollinating insects. Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Plants, Beetles, Insects, Pollination, Paleontology, Pollinators, Amber Fossils


Baby Snake That Lived Among Dinosaurs Found Preserved in Amber

Scientists working in Myanmar have uncovered a nearly 100-million-year-old baby snake encased in amber. Dating back to the Late Cretaceous, it’s the oldest known baby snake in the fossil record, and the first snake known to have lived in a forested environment.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Snakes, Myanmar, Fossils, Amber, Paleontology, Ancient Snakes, Amber Fossils, Fossilized Snakes


These Are the Most Ancient Frogs Ever Found Preserved in Amber

The extraordinary discovery of four small frogs preserved in amber is providing the earliest evidence of these now-prolific amphibians living in tropical rainforests.Read more...
Tags: Science, Frogs, Amphibians, Paleontology, Amber Fossils, Frogs Of Early Earth, Early Frogs, Ancient Frogs


This Stupid Tick Managed to Get Itself Wrapped in Spider Silk—and Then Fossilized in Amber

Around 100 million years ago, a tick ran into some bad luck. It had the misfortune of wandering onto a spider’s web, causing the proprietor to spring into action and wrap the interloping bug in a tomb made of silk. The situation then took a turn for the worse when the tick came into contact with tree sap, enveloping…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fossils, Paleontology, Spiders, Ticks, A Trap Within A Trap, Amber Fossils, Ancient Spiders, Ancient Ticks