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Baltic amber, with an insect fossil inclusion (dated 30+ million years old).

Inclusion (insect fossil) in Baltic amber. (EM118)

Baltic amber, with an insect fossil inclusion (dated 30+ million years old).

Baltic amber (40-50 MYO) - Biting midge (Ceratopogonidae) by leth.damgaard, via Flickr | In #China? Try www.importedFun.com for award winning #kid's #science |

Baltic amber (40-50 MYO) - Biting midge (Ceratopogonidae) by leth.damgaard, via Flickr | In #China? Try www.importedFun.com for award winning #kid's #science |

Sexy Ornithomimus - Ornithomimus, a dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of North America, has recently been proven to have feathers. Not only is this the first case of (non-avian) dinosaur feathers being discovered in North America, it dispels the belief that some sediments would have been too coarse for preservation of feathers. Why the title? Scientists say that the feathers were for attracting mates, and that the juveniles did not have large feathers.

Sexy Ornithomimus - Ornithomimus, a dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of North America, has recently been proven to have feathers. Not only is this the first case of (non-avian) dinosaur feathers being discovered in North America, it dispels the belief that some sediments would have been too coarse for preservation of feathers. Why the title? Scientists say that the feathers were for attracting mates, and that the juveniles did not have large feathers.

Before you call me an idiot, just tell me how many scientists can say in general terms which fish evolved into a reptile, which reptile evolved into a mammal, and which one evolved into "our" common ancestor?

Prehistoric Fish

Before you call me an idiot, just tell me how many scientists can say in general terms which fish evolved into a reptile, which reptile evolved into a mammal, and which one evolved into "our" common ancestor?

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