A beautifully preserved flower fossil dated around 50 million years old. It's believed to belong to the Asteracaea family, which includes daisies, sunflowers and dandelions and is the most diverse group of flowering plants on Earth.
The living Earth (except a few times when I pin dead stuff) --- Sinosauropteryx: The first genus of dinosaur outside of Avialae (birds and their immediate relatives) to be found with evidence of feathers. Which can be seen clearly in this gorgeous fossil.
Scientists from Virginia Tech and the University of Bristol have revealed how pigment can be detected in mammal fossils, a discovery that may end the guesswork in determining the colors of extinct species.
Lyuba is a female woolly mammoth calf who died years ago at the age of 30 to 35 days. Lyuba is believed to have suffocated by inhaling mud while bogged down in deep mud in the bed of a river her herd was crossing. Lyuba appears to have been healthy