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New species of cockroach-killing wasps discovered in 25-million-year-old amber

This ensign wasp was trapped in amber 25 million years ago. George Poinar Jr./Oregon State University If you hate cockroaches, then you might find some satisfaction in a fascinating piece…

Amber fossils offer a window into dinosaur times but pose ethical dilemmas

When it comes to dinosaurs, many of us think of towering skeletons dominating the atriums of the world’s great natural history museums. © Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM/ R.C. McKellar) The…

Scientists Find World’s Oldest Sperm In Myanmar Amber

A team of palaeontologists have discovered what they believe is the world’s oldest animal sperm, frozen 100 million years ago inside a tiny crustacean in tree resin in Myanmar. The…

Finding in 100-million-year-old amber reveals sexual intercourse of ostracods

The studied ostracods from Myanmar amber. Credit: NIGPAS Small bivalved crustacean ostracods are the most abundant fossil arthropods since the Ordovician and play an important role in paleoenvironmental reconstruction and…