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Fossil beetles show true colours

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Posted in Science on 29th Sep, 2011 02:28 AM by APM

But when these beetles die and become fossilised, how much of that iridescent beauty is preserved?
 

It is a question that has been puzzling Dr Maria McNamara from Yale University.
 

Her microscopic study of ancient beetles has shown how any retained colours will be subtly altered. Blues in life will become greens in death, it seems.



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