Latest Amber Stories

Frozen In Time: Oldest Insects Found Encased In Amber
2012-08-28 09:24:54

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Three tiny ancient insects have been found trapped in amber. These well-preserved specimens are encased in what is likely Earth's oldest bug trap. They were found in Italy, and though it sounds like something out of the plot of Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park, it isn't. These bugs are much older than that. They are about 230 million years old, which puts them in the Triassic period, and about 100 million years older than what had...

2012-01-30 08:05:00

New Baby Book Publication is a much sought after product for any new mother. An all inclusive personal medical record which monitors the health of both mother and child. Author Amber Bowden brings simple solutions for any mother-to-be by offering a combination medical record-photo memory insert pages and a lifetime keepsake journal so the special time can be shared with their child when they get older. (PRWEB) January 30, 2012 Introducing My Baby Trakker, a new baby book publication that...

2012-01-27 10:00:00

Amber Pohl wins contest, a trip to Miami and $5,000 cash. McKinney, TX (PRWEB) January 27, 2012 Erchonia, the global leader in low-level laser healthcare applications, today announces a winner for its “Zerona Model Search” contest: 26-year-old Amber Pohl of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Amber will be featured in Erchonia´s 2012 marketing campaign for the FDA-approved Zerona non-invasive, body contouring laser, will receive a cash prize of $5,000, and will also receive a...

Image 1 - Prehistoric Mite Caught Hitching A Ride On A Spider
2011-11-09 05:34:27

Scientists have produced amazing three-dimensional images of a prehistoric mite as it hitched a ride on the back of a 50 million-year-old spider. At just 176 micrometers long and barely visible to the naked eye, University of Manchester researchers and colleagues in Berlin believe the mite, trapped inside Baltic amber (fossil tree resin), is the smallest arthropod fossil ever to be scanned using X-ray computed tomography (CT) scanning techniques. They say their study — published...

2011-10-20 16:20:00

"Embrace the Angel," a groundbreaking book which will transform ideology about cancer, dying, and death, has been released. Thirty years in the making, Patti DiMiceli documents her daughter, Amberâs, life and her death through journals, recordings, photographs, news accounts and video which are also on the website: http://www.embracetheangel.com. The book can be purchased there, as well as Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Google eBooks, and other book retailers. Best-selling...

Burmese Amber Reveals Ancient Caddisfly Fossils
2011-10-06 03:55:44

The examination of insects in Burmese amber by researchers at the University of Cologne, Germany and National Museums Scotland revealed a new genus of caddisfly, which has been named Palerasnitsynus. The discovery, based on two specimens, constitute the first record of the living family Psychomyiidae in Burmese amber and the oldest known member of this family in the fossil record. Burmese amber is 100 million years old, from the Cretaceous Period, so this discovery adds to our...

2011-05-18 09:53:19

Scientists have used the latest computer-imaging technology to produce stunning three-dimensional pictures of a 49 million-year-old spider trapped inside an opaque piece of fossilized amber resin. University of Manchester researchers, working with colleagues in Germany, created the intricate images using X-ray computed tomography to study the remarkable spider, which can barely be seen under the microscope in the old and darkened amber. Writing in the international journal...

2011-03-23 13:34:18

A University of Alberta-led research team has discovered that insects that bore into trees as long ago 90 million years, or as recently as last summer, leave a calling card that's rich with information. The information is contained in the resin found within trees and on their bark. Resin is produced in large quantities by a tree when it's under attack by insects. Normally, to assess if a tree is under an attack from boring insects researchers have sometimes had to rip patches of bark from...

Word of the Day
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'