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Researchers at Oregon State University have found an extraordinarily rare fossil – a 100 million year old snapshot of an engagement frozen in time.
Massive flea-like insect fossils discovered by Chinese scientists are believed to be the oldest of their kind, and may have feasted on dinosaurs some 165 million years ago, according to zoologists who analyzed the creatures.
They are tiny, ugly, disease-carrying little blood-suckers that most people have never seen or heard of, but a new discovery in a one-of-a-kind fossil shows that “bat flies” have been doing their noxious business with bats for at least 20 million years.
Malaria is not only native to the New World, but it has been present long before humans existed and has evolved through birds and monkeys.
About 100 million years ago, a tiny mayfly had a problem.
A termite entombed for 100 million years has revealed the oldest example ever found of animals and microorganisms working together, a U.S.
The analysis of a termite entombed for 100 million years in an ancient piece of amber has revealed the oldest example of "mutualism" ever discovered between an animal and microorganism
We all know the story - dinosaurs were supposedly wiped out by an asteroid over 65million years ago. However, it is now being suggested that it could have been disease-spreading mosquitoes and other biting insects that lead to their demise.
A scientist has found a 100 million-year-old bee trapped in amber, making it possibly the oldest bee ever found.
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