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50-million-year-old mite found on spider’s back

Close examination of a spider trapped in amber has revealed a hitchhiker: a 50-million-year-old mite. From the outside of the amber, the mite looks like a tiny bubble. It is so small, about 0.008 inches (.2 millimeters) long, normal microscopes and techniques aren't powerful enough to take a close look at

Archaeologists battle mites to save 1,400-year-old city wall

An ancient wall in Xi'an, China, with more than 14 centirues of history, is being eaten away by mites. Experts were surprised to find it had been the mites undermining the wall at the Hanguang Entrance Remains Museum during their one-year research for further protection. "The discovery is the world's first of

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