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Newborn insects trapped in amber show first evidence of how to crack an egg

by University of Oxford, Geology Page

Fossilised newborns, egg shells, and egg bursters preserved together in amber provide the first direct evidence of how insects hatched in deep time, according to a new article published today in the journal Palaeontology.

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‘Once in a lifetime find’: Dinosaur tail discovered trapped in amber

by Katie Hunt, CNN

The tail of a 99-million-year-old dinosaur has been found entombed in amber, an unprecedented discovery that has blown away scientists.

Xing Lida, a Chinese paleontologist found the specimen, the size of a dried apricot, at an amber market in northern Myanmar near the Chinese border. Continue reading ‘Once in a lifetime find’: Dinosaur tail discovered trapped in amber