Jurassic guts

Prehistoric treasures locked inside amber.

Insects trapped in amber have long provided a window on the prehistoric world. Now scientists in France are using a particle accelerator called a Synchrotron to scan opaque amber and create 3-D models of these insects in exquisite detail. But not just that. The Synchrotron’s also letting us look inside these insects to see what they ate millions of years ago. This story of mine aired on PRI’s The World.

And check out this video I made to accompany the radio piece:

~ by Ari Daniel on September 1, 2010.

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