Read more about the article The 99-Million-Year-Old Snail Which Used Hairs To Make It Sexy
Image shows the hairy snail, undated photo. It was discovered in a 99-million-year-old amber: Archaeocyclotus brevivillosus sp. nov by scientists in Germany in October 2022. (Senckenberg/Newsflash)

The 99-Million-Year-Old Snail Which Used Hairs To Make It Sexy

Scientists have discovered a tiny ancient snail that could have used hairs sprouting out of its shell to help it find mates. The creature was found in a 99 million-year-old…

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Read more about the article Boffins Discover New 20-Million-Year-Old Ant Species Encased In Amber
Image shows the extinct ant in the Hereon measuring station at DESY's X-ray light source PETRA III in an undated photo. A German research team from the University of Jena discovered a previously unknown extinct ant in 20 million-years-old amber. (Hammel, Laustroer/Newsflash)

Boffins Discover New 20-Million-Year-Old Ant Species Encased In Amber

Astonished scientists have discovered a previously unknown species of ant after scanning a 20-million-year-old block of amber. Researchers in Germany, France and Poland made the remarkable find after using micro-computed…

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Read more about the article Fly Trapped In Amber While Carrying Floral Gift For Partner Was A Real Love Bug
A nuptial gift-giving Alavesia lanceolata preserved in Cretaceous amber. (Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences/AsiaWire)

Fly Trapped In Amber While Carrying Floral Gift For Partner Was A Real Love Bug

A sex-mad fly trapped in amber 100 million years ago while on his way to tempt a mate with a floral gift has been hailed as the world's earliest recorded…

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Read more about the article Scientist Discovers Worlds Oldest Non Marine Crab Trapped In Amber For 100 Million Years
Cretapsara athanata: The first crab in amber from the dinosaur era. (Lida Xing/Newsflash)

Scientist Discovers Worlds Oldest Non Marine Crab Trapped In Amber For 100 Million Years

A researcher in Canada has discovered the oldest non-marine crab ever which also happens to be the most complete fossil of a crab ever discovered because it was trapped in…

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Read more about the article New Species Of Indestructible Water Bear Found Fossilised In 16 Million Year Old Amber
Artistic reconstruction of Paradoryphoribius chronocaribbeus in moss.

New Species Of Indestructible Water Bear Found Fossilised In 16 Million Year Old Amber

A new species of ‘indestructible’ water bear has been found fossilised in a chunk of amber dating back 16 million years. Tardigrades, also known as water bears and moss piglets,…

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Read more about the article Spider Mum Frozen In Time By Fossilised Amber Still Protecting Her Young 99 Million Years Later
A female lagonmegoid spider in her egg sac in Burmese amber.

Spider Mum Frozen In Time By Fossilised Amber Still Protecting Her Young 99 Million Years Later

This 99-million-year-old spider mum frozen in time by solidified amber is the oldest piece of evidence showing that ancient spiders kept a close eye on their hatchlings. Four separate chunks…

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Read more about the article Long Lost Amber Room Dubbed Eighth Wonder Of World May Be Located In Baltic Shipwreck As Divers Start Breaking Open Cargo Boxes
The Amber Room in Konigsberg Castle in East Prussia.

Long Lost Amber Room Dubbed Eighth Wonder Of World May Be Located In Baltic Shipwreck As Divers Start Breaking Open Cargo Boxes

Divers believe they may have discovered the long-lost Amber Room - often dubbed the Eighth Wonder of the World - in a shipwreck in the Baltic Sea. The Amber Room…

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Read more about the article Oldest Snail From Previously Unknown Species Preserved In 99 Million Year Old Piece Of Amber Gave Birth To 5 Offspring
The snail species preserved in a 99-million-year-old piece of amber which was discovered by researchers in Germany.

Oldest Snail From Previously Unknown Species Preserved In 99 Million Year Old Piece Of Amber Gave Birth To 5 Offspring

The moment a pregnant snail of an unknown species gave birth 99 million years ago has been captured permanently in a piece of amber with the parent and its five…

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