A Cretaceous crustacean preserved in amber reveals new insights about “giant sperm.”
Scientists have found the “earliest known evidence” of feather-feeding parasitic insects in amber from Myanmar.
The millipede is only 8.2 millimeters long, making it an “an extreme case of miniaturization.”
The bug might have been trapped in amber that became “opalized” over millions of years.
One day, you’re relaxing on a Cretaceous tree chillin’ with some dinos. The next day, you’re trapped in amber for 100 million years.
As chosen by an artist who draws dinosaurs for a living.
The specimen even contains evidence of hemoglobin in the dinosaur’s bloodstream.
"These fossils tell us a lot about the extraordinary, but previously unknown diversity of lizards in ancient tropical forests.”
Meet Strychnos electri, an ancient relative of most all of the vegetables we know and love. Also: deadly poison.