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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


Stunning Fossils Show Ancient Parasitic Wasps Still Inside Their Unfortunate Hosts

A meticulous examination of over 1,500 fly pupae fossils has resulted in the discovery of four new species of ancient parasitic wasps, dating back to between 66 million and 23 million years ago in what is now France.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, France, Fossils, Paleontology, Ancient Insects, Parasitic Wasps, Ancient Wasps


New Evidence From Ancient Amber Shows Dinosaurs Were Plagued by Ticks

New research on 100 million year-old amber with ticks preserved inside indicates these tiny, annoying critters have been around for a long time—and that dinosaurs were among their hosts. Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Dinosaurs, Evolution, Parasites, Paleontology, Ticks, Ancient Insects, Ancient Parasites


This Poor Cretaceous Damselfly Has Been Waiting 100 Million Years to Get Laid

Scientists in China have discovered male damselflies caught in the act of trying to court females inside a piece of 100-million-year old amber. It’s an extremely rare find, providing a glimpse of insectoid peacocking behavior during the age of dinosaurs. Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, Animal Behavior, Insects, Courtship, Amber, Paleontology, Damselfly, Ancient Insects