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2009-05-15 13:49:27

A termite entombed for 100 million years has revealed the oldest example ever found of animals and microorganisms working together, a U.S.

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2009-05-15 09:20:00

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

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2008-01-07 15:45:00

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.

2006-10-30 10:19:14

A scientist has found a 100 million-year-old bee trapped in amber, making it possibly the oldest bee ever found.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.