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Life preserved in amber

December 12, 2016

A new discovery suggests that the plot of Jurassic Park may have been unnecessarily complex. To get dinosaur…
Terrifed insect escapes a permanent tomb – 50 million years ago

July 15, 2016

Thousands of insects, plants and other life forms have been found trapped in ancient amber deposits, but a…
Bacteria in ancient flea may be ancestor of the Black Death

September 30, 2015

About 20 million years ago a single flea became entombed in amber with tiny bacteria attached to it,…
First-ever discovery of a salamander in amber sheds light on evolution of Caribbean islands

August 18, 2015

More than 20 million years ago, a short struggle took place in what is now the Dominican Republic,…
Leaves of ancient carnivorous plants found in Baltic amber

December 3, 2014

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Germany has discovered samples of two types of carnivorous…
50 million year old mite attached to ant head found in piece of amber

September 11, 2014

F2534/BB/CJW, Myrmozercon sp. (Mesostigmata: Laelapidae) from Eocene Baltic amber attached to the dolichoderine ant Ctenobethylus goepperti (Mayr, 1868).…
One secret of ancient amber revealed

July 10, 2014

The warm beauty of amber was captivating and mysterious enough to inspire myths in ancient times, and even…
Amber discovery indicates Lyme disease is older than human race

June 2, 2014

Lyme disease is a stealthy, often misdiagnosed disease that was only recognized about 40 years ago, but new…
The final nail in the Jurassic Park coffin: Next generation sequencing reveals absence of DNA in sub-fossilized insects

September 12, 2013

It is hardly possible to talk about fossil insects in amber without the 1993 movie Jurassic Park entering…
Fossil Amber Shatters Theories of Glass as a Liquid

May 21, 2013

Fact or fiction? Stained glass found in medieval cathedrals becomes thicker at the bottom because glass moves over…
Fossil Amber Shatters Theories of Glass as a Liquid

May 8, 2013

Fact or fiction? Stained glass found in medieval cathedrals becomes thicker at the bottom because glass moves over…
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