This Preserved Millipede Lived 99 Million Years Ago Alongside Dinosaurs
The millipede is only 8.2 millimeters long, making it an “an extreme case of miniaturization.”
This Ancient Insect Is Preserved Inside an Iridescent Opal
The bug might have been trapped in amber that became “opalized” over millions of years.
This Freaky 100-Million-Year-Old Wasp Was Named for David Bowie
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.
Researchers Have Found a 115 Million Year Old Mushroom
It’s the oldest mushroom in the world.
Mud Dragons, Tully Monsters, And Toothed Whales: The Best Paleo Art of 2016
As chosen by an artist who draws dinosaurs for a living.
How This 99-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Tail Ended Up in a Burmese Amber Market
The specimen even contains evidence of hemoglobin in the dinosaur’s bloodstream.
Whoaaa-ohhhh, 311 Is Actually Dope
It's 311 Day. Respect the legends.
These Amber-Encased Lizards Lived 99 Million Years Ago
"These fossils tell us a lot about the extraordinary, but previously unknown diversity of lizards in ancient tropical forests.”
Dominican Mine Offers Amber-Preserved Fossils of Earliest Known Modern Flowers
Meet Strychnos electri, an ancient relative of most all of the vegetables we know and love. Also: deadly poison.
These Belgian Brewers Are Turning Wasted Bread Into Tasty Beer
About 500 kilograms of uneaten bread can be processed using yeast and US- or UK-sourced hops and made into a 4,000-liter batch of the beer, which is a 7-percent amber called Babylone.
A Tour of the Ancient Life Still Trapped in Amber
Spiders battling wasps, flowers having sex, and other tableaus frozen in amber.
The 411 on 311
We interviewed the shit out of 311.