Paleontologists discovered a 99-million-year-old beetle preserved in amber with tiny grains of cycad pollen. This is the first evidence of the pollinating relationship between insects and non-flowering plants.
To their surprise, the tail still has feathers on it, including bones and soft tissues.
In a first time ever event, researchers discovered a flower that was preserved in the middle of an explosive release of pollen.
Researchers have discovered a new species of poisonous flower that has been trapped in amber for the last 20 to 30 million years.
Ants experienced life in groups, and fought wars against termites and one another, long before humans engaged in war and socialization themselves.
In the Caribbean, which has no salamanders, one of the amphibians was recently found preserved in amber from 20 million to 30 million years ago.
Check this guy out. Researchers recently took a close look at a 100 million year old cockroach specimen preserved in beautiful, transparent amber, and they are saying that it is part of a new family of long-extinct night-hunting cockroaches that were not all that different from today's praying mantids.
You may think that people were the original psychedelic sojourners, 'tripping' on acid and mushrooms in a time of spirituality and rock n' roll. However, fossil evidence now indicates that dinosaurs could have been tripping too, albeit indivertibly, 100 million years ago.
In a study that brings back flashes of "Jurassic Park," researchers are studying pieces of amber found buried with dinosaur skeletons. But rather than re-creating dinosaurs, lead author Ryan McKellar is using the tiny pieces of fossilized tree resin to reveal more about dinosaur ecology, new research describes.
Fifty million years ago, a mite started munching on an innocent ant's head, and the pair has just recently been found preserved in amber, a new study describes.
Researchers have recently discovered one of the oldest members of a tribe of beetles, setting the date of their first appearance back to at least 100 million years ago. Interestingly, this beetle was discovered in opaque amber, a type of prehistoric sap that is not transparent.
Researchers have just begun scouring through a massive collection of ancient amber, already finding some amazing things including the discovery of a 20-million-year-old sample of a locust that could fill an evolutionary gap in the fossil records.
Researchers have found new evidence showing a springtail taking a ride on the wings of a mayfly.