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Ethiopian amber preserves 95-million-year-old insects

Discovery News has posted a nice photo gallery showing ants, wasps, spiders and other organisms which were trapped in amber 95-million-years ago in Ethiopia.  It's believed that angiosperms and many insects, such as ants, co-evolved. No pollinating insects were found in the amber, suggesting that flowering plants were still rare

Wasps used antibiotics millions of years ago

Millions of years ago digger wasps learned how to harness beneficial bacteria to create a cocktail of drugs that protected its larvae from infection. [Thx Saturn] The era of antibiotics began in 1928 when Alexander Fleming spotted how penicillin produced by green mold killed bacteria. But long before, Philanthus