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fossil amber
2014-10-23 05:23:12

An international team of paleontologists has been analyzing amber from the Late Cretaceous, but instead of using their findings to revive Tyrannosaurus Rex, the team is trying to gather information about the ecosystem that dinosaurs lived in during their time on Earth.

2014-10-20 23:01:39

Ryan McKellar’s research sounds like it was plucked from Jurassic Park: he studies pieces of amber found buried with dinosaur skeletons.

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2014-08-01 02:00:07

University of Bonn Scientists from the University of Bonn analyzing ancient insect inclusions in East-Asian amber The analysis of the roughly 3,000 pieces is still in its infant stage. But it is already evident that the results will be of major significance. "Amazingly often, we are finding–in addition to Asian forms–the same insect species in Fushun amber that we found in Baltic amber," explained Bonn paleontologist Professor Dr. Jes Rust. The Baltic amber comes from the Baltic...

amber grasshopper
2014-07-31 07:08:13

While searching through a massive collection of 20 million-year-old amber originally discovered in the Dominican Republic some five decades ago, researchers made a surprising discovery: a new species of miniature grasshopper that is no larger than a rose thorn.

Baltic Amber Deposits Reveal A New Species Of Flat Bug
2014-06-02 03:01:02

A piece of Eocene Baltic Amber of about 45 million years age contains a well preserved extinct flat bug, which turned out to be a new species to science.

2014-03-12 12:26:05

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Flowers In Amber Show Earliest Evidence Of Pollination
2014-01-03 17:45:12

Researchers from Oregon State University have revealed the earliest evidence of sexual reproduction in flower plants in a new report.

Amber Earth's Atmosphere
2013-11-18 12:37:00

If a new study based on fossil amber is correct, then the atmosphere of the Cretaceous had a relatively low oxygen content – making the high-oxygen theories severely flawed.

Next Generation Sequencing Reveals Absence Of DNA In Sub-fossilized Insects
2013-09-12 10:48:12

Research just published in the journal PLOS ONE by a team of researchers from the Faculty of Life Sciences at The University of Manchester can now confirm that the existence of DNA in amber fossils is highly unlikely


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.