Fossil amber shatters theories of glass as a liquid
(Phys.org) —Fact or fiction? Stained glass found in medieval cathedrals becomes thicker at the bottom because glass moves over time. For years researchers have had their doubts, now a team at Texas Tech ...
16 million-year-old amber specimen reveals unknown animal behaviors
Stunning images, including video footage, from a CT scan of amber have revealed the first evidence of any creature using an adult mayfly for transport.
Fossil of ancient spider attack only one of its type ever discovered
(Phys.org)—Researchers have found what they say is the only fossil ever discovered of a spider attack on prey caught in its web – a 100 million-year-old snapshot of an engagement frozen in time.
Tree resin captures evolution of feathers on dinosaurs and birds
Secrets from the age of the dinosaurs are usually revealed by fossilized bones, but a University of Alberta research team has turned up a treasure trove of Cretaceous feathers trapped in tree resin. The resin ...
Ancient species of mayfly had short, tragic life
About 100 million years ago, a tiny mayfly had a problem.
Imaging technology reveals intricate details of 49 million-year-old spider
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.
Huge amber deposit discovered in India
Bees, termites, spiders, and flies entombed in a newly-excavated amber deposit are challenging the assumption that India was an isolated island-continent in the Early Eocene, or 52-50 million years ago. Arthropods ...
Your chance to live forever in spider form
(PhysOrg.com) -- A University of Manchester scientist is offering the public the chance to name a new species of spider, which has been fossilised in amber for millions of years.
Australian amber is treasure trove of ancient life
(PhysOrg.com) -- A study led by University of New South Wales scientists has confirmed the discovery of Australia's most northerly fossil site - deposits of the precious mineral amber that contain a treasure ...
New Insects, Bacteria Uncovered in Dinosaur-Era Amber Deposit
A description of a 95-million-year-old amber deposit—the first major discovery of its kind from the African continent—is adding new fungus, insects, spiders, nematodes, and even bacteria to an ecosystem ...
Oldest known spider's web found in amber
Unexpected amber find rewrites botanical history
(PhysOrg.com) -- An unexpected discovery made by Macquarie University PhD student Sargent Bray about the origin and nature of chemical compounds contained in ancient amber has changed our understanding of ...
LED closes the yellow gap: Full conversion of blue into amber light by new nitride phosphor
(PhysOrg.com) -- Monochromatic light-emitting diodes cover a large part of the visible spectrum with high effi-ciency. For blue light, nitride diodes achieve external quantum efficiencies in excess of 65%, ...
The secret jungles of ancient France
(PhysOrg.com) -- Ah, Paris. Land of the Eiffel Tower, delicious French bread and... tropical rainforests? Sacrebleu! It seems unlikely, but scientists have discovered evidence that France may have been a hot, wet tropical ...