6 of the Coolest Things We've Found in Amber

Amber is amazing stuff! It can preserve organisms whole, and essentially freeze them in time, and the specimens we’ve found in it so far range from amazing to downright bizarre. Here are six of the coolest things we’ve found trapped in amber.
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Sources:
ucmp.berkeley.edu/paleo/fossils/amber.html
repository.si.edu/bitstream/handle/10088/24696/paleo_Labandeira_Paleont._Soc._Pap._2014.pdf
Carnivorous plant:
www.pnas.org/content/112/1/190.abstract
jeb.biologists.org/content/212/19/3184
Dino feathers:
science.sciencemag.org/content/333/6049/1619.full
Flea:
today.oregonstate.edu/archives/2015/sep/bacteria-ancient-flea-may-be-ancestor-black-death
academic.oup.com/jme/article/52/6/1234/869360
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/09/150915141145.htm
Salamander:
www.palaeodiversity.org/pdf/08/03Palaeodiversity_8-15_Poinar-Wake_4.pdf
today.oregonstate.edu/archives/2015/aug/first-ever-discovery-salamander-amber-sheds-light-evolution-caribbean-islands
www.cnet.com/news/ancient-salamander-in-amber-is-a-scientific-surprise/
Bat flies:
today.oregonstate.edu/archives/2012/feb/battle-vampires-20-million-years-ago
parasitesandvectors.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1756-3305-4-229
www.nbcnews.com/id/46256764/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/first-fossil-vampire-bat-fly-discovered/#.XYvTledKjOQ
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commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gouttes-drops-resine-2.jpg
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Baltic_amber_inclusions_-_Ant_(Hymenoptera,_Formicidae)8.JPG
www.pnas.org/content/pnas/112/1/190/F3.large.jpg
www.pnas.org/content/pnas/112/1/190/F2.large.jpg
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pameridea_marlothi_Rebelo_1.jpg
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Drosera_capensis_bend.JPG
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pameridea.jpg
science.sciencemag.org/content/333/6049/1619
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sinosauropteryx_with_Dalinghosaurus.jpg
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sinornithosaurus.jpg
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  • Are fleas only carriers of diseases or do they suffer and die from diseases or sicknesses like most lifeforms do?!

    Jeff BurlesonJeff Burleson23 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • My will, "bury me in a box of amber"

    Knight VescoKnight Vescoวันที่ผ่านมา
  • I love this fricken show so much!

    Corey Grandmaison ArchiveCorey Grandmaison Archive2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • When you realize you're species has been smoking excreted plant glue to get high for thousands of years

    Tony KarrarTony Karrar2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • They found a mosquito in Amber with dinosaur blood inside then they extracted dna and were able to recreate dinosaurs. You know about this right?

    christopher fitchchristopher fitch2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • "Earlier in history"? History does go back a million years. I think he means pre-history.

    CalLadyQEDCalLadyQED2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The bird foot with electro in its name is because the ancient Greek word for amber is Electron. They might run it against wool and get zapped. We call the little bits of zapp, electrons. Who would have thought. Electric eels are called Torpedo. When you get zapped with 800 volts, it's as if your hand has been blown off.

    Mark RowlandMark Rowland3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Just a nit to pick, but a lump of fossilized amber isn't an "artifact". An artifact is made by artifice, IOW, by people, not by natural processes like the fossilization of tree sap. But otherwise, good show.

    TheBulletheadTheBullethead3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Watched a few of your videos. Do you know what is means to ASS U ME things?

    Lance WickumLance Wickum5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This comment is a little off the topic, but. Remember, I think in the 70s, give or take a million yrs Lightning would spark off a forest fire. The fire was watched to keep other areas safe. It would burn it's self OUT. Then some moron in Washington DC, came up with the idea, when a fire started, run out there and put the fire OUT. Well, fast forward a few decades, plus or minus couple million yrs. The undergrowth built up because man wanted to play God. "My thoughts are, this was planned out for a reason. This is a story for another time." Now, when a fire starts, natural or...otherwise, with the build up of dead undergrowth dry as a cotton ball, the fire becomes a uncontrollable fire storm that man cannot control almost by any means. Was it deliberately planed this way? Think about it.

    Ricky BarberRicky Barber5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Speaking of the Salamander, wading across to the Caribbean...one, the sand was just wet. Two, it had really long legs. My guess is, one remote chance, it took, Caribbean cruise ship. One really remote chance, Caribbean Air. Yeah, I know, what I said is out there in left field. Scientists, 95% of the time, can only speculate what may have happened. My guess was a 100% B.S. speculation and then some. LOL. That flea sure looked like any flea that you see on Fido today, didn't it? What about the feather sorta saying, it came from a, LEAPING Dino. That's a foul out in left field ya think? That's got to be a cream job being a scientist, make a guess, right or wrong and still get a paycheck.

    Ricky BarberRicky Barber5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Not forgetting that there are a lot of fakes for sale.

    tectoramatectorama5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This BACTERIA is the reason behind life on Earth.😯 th-vision.net/detail/%E0%B8%A7%E0%B8%B5%E0%B8%94%E0%B8%B5%E0%B9%82%E0%B8%AD-dkxYWVH6pRc.html

    ThnzThnz6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • It would be way cool if the found dinosaur eggs in Amber, or better yet, an entire dinosaur.

    James KonzekJames Konzek7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Did humans try to mummify with amber, any time in history?

    Jinto LonappanJinto Lonappan7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Diving dinos? Someone's been smoking the sticky tricomes.

    Raymond ReadyRaymond Ready7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Sticky tricomes are awesome

    Raymond ReadyRaymond Ready7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • show the stuff in amber that the goofy guy talking

    david jonesdavid jones8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Couldn't the amber bird be a mutation individual to the specific bird encased in amber? Why is the assumption that it was an entire species?

    Nicole ZeigNicole Zeig8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I remember we found a mosquito in one and got dinosaur dna from it and started to bring all kinds of dinosaurs back.

    Borderlands808Borderlands8089 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • In high school I was found inside Amber by her dad.

    C LevyC Levy9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Girls named Amber: not cool.

    Denis21Denis2110 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • My friend chose cryonics, I chose pine sap. Who's laughing now, buster?

    BuzzroyBuzzroy10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Ah yes... Fungei...

    Paulo TeixeiraPaulo Teixeira11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • As well as a dinosaur bone ~_~

    Mr XMr X11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • i found a $100 note in amber

    Mr XMr X11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What is the common ancestor of birds and dinosaurs

    optimistically cynical .optimistically cynical .11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The Jurassic mosquito

    Friedrich LeeFriedrich Lee12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I hate ask, but did they (or you) came up with all these dating? If the specimen found is "new" (or just not known, like today's many species found and labeled "new"), Couldn't we assume also that the specimen is actually recent?

    Roy LopezRoy Lopez12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Dinosaurs are not real just another duke they push on you don’t believe everything you hear but only what you read 🤔

    Black HippieBlack Hippie12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Fun-guy. Not fun-jeye. The others. Not other ones. Apotosaurus. Not brontosaurus.

    Todd StarbuckTodd Starbuck13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Me: *still thinks the amber i found in animal crossing wild world is cooler for some reason*

    Leafy HexLeafy Hex13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Very cool. I just visited the Kuji Amber Museum in northern Japan yesterday. Amazing stuff.

    Michael DeanMichael Dean14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Trichomes? Like keif?

    Master Charles DiltardinoMaster Charles Diltardino14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Plague-infested rat blood... mmmm

    Simon SimonSimon Simon14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • People always say we cant have Dinos like in Jurassic Park because we don't have the DNA but they miss the point that in that fictional world they are lying about having the DNA in the first place and actually reversed engineered the "dinosaurs" from birds. They are genetic Frankenstein monsters that just resemble dinosaurs which is some brilliant science fiction writing imo.

    TinnitusthenightTinnitusthenight14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • wrg, any be any interesx, coolx etc no matter what

    ZesZes15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Fun-jai. Lol

    gartner10112gartner1011215 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • i find that very interesting they found a flea 15 million year's old flea in amber, which begs the question how old really is human beings? I'm not saying human's are 15 million year's old, but i will stake my life on it, that we are much older that 100,000-300,000 year's old as a human species, the reason is mammals lived with dinosaurs, granted they we're litte rats thing's but the fact remains this, it took what 65 million years to evolve into human's but we have crocodiles, alligators, coelacanth,and so-on that never really changed in 400,000 millions year's but we have these mysterious ape-like things that pop out, out of the blue randomly, but something has got to happen to the ecosystem radically for this to occur, but im going on and on about this subject, but content like this is thought provoking and very interesting.

    David kDavid k15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I cannot comprehend millions of years.

    RyNz _RyNz _15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • One of the best SciShow videos yet!

    Don DuncanDon Duncan16 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Too bad no really big trees exist to secrete gallons that could envelope a human for the enlightenment of the species that come along after we go extinct.

      Don DuncanDon Duncan16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Who is this Amber woman you are speaking of?

    ABC 123ABC 12316 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I do find it interesting, that without anyway to prove most of this stuff, the amount of speculation, imagination, rationalization, and conclusions "scientists" come up with and then admit they "have no clue"... if you have no clue then they shouldn't make "comments" that sound like "facts" or even "reasonable" theories....... Observation: The original Ford cars came in any color you wanted, as long is was black... Why?... if it was never documented as to why, how would you "speculate"... Black was the cheapest paint available?... actually Barn Red may have been more prevalent at that time as it had been the cheapest paint for farmers to use on their buildings... so why didn't ford use Barn Red?... White might have been cheaper, as you have to add pigment to White to get Black...?... if it wasn't documented as to why he chose Black... any "guess" would be just that... and to complicate that guess/speculation you'd have to learn everything you could about Fords life and preferences, and financial resources... he may have just liked black or may have found some company which gave him a "deal" he couldn't pass up... to speculation about things that happened billions of years ago, in another time and climate, etc... is somewhat silly and a waste of time... we could just marvel at it and say "way cool, I wonder why and how that may have happened" and leave it at that because we'll never know...

    Up-a-CreekUp-a-Creek16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Funji?

    Erik MmErik Mm16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Plague Infested Rat Blood! I’m calling dibs on that as a punk band name.

    Mike RobertiMike Roberti16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Do Vegan plants consider themselves superior to carnivorous plants?

    Mike RobertiMike Roberti16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • If you know what's good for you, you'll mind your own business and leave Amber alone.

    Paul DPaul D16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 2:3 Pameridea roridulae: I will give you meat in exchange for caca..... Capsid bug:You're shitting me; Right?

    Rafter RafterRafter Rafter16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Спасибо.

    ОптимумОптимум17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • That plant found in northern Russia 35 million years ago, when Russia must have been warmer, probably was able to survive because of global warming caused by all those SUVs.

    CuntsvilleCuntsville17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • *Smokes the sticky trichomes

    KeiranBroKeiranBro17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • It is common knowledge that the plague was spread to humans from fleas that came off of rats

    mtlicqmtlicq17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Königsberg East-Prussia 2:58

    mtlicqmtlicq17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • And all this time I thought "amber" was something the TV show Fringe invented.

    selexieselexie17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Awesome video!

    Victor Y.Victor Y.17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I can't be the only one singing 311 right now lol Wooooahh!! Amber is the color of ....our history? lol

    DangerOneDangerOne17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 6 interesting things found from amber alerts

    Desquarius Jucks - The Patron Saint of Gang ShitDesquarius Jucks - The Patron Saint of Gang Shit18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Poor Amber.

    Penny LanePenny Lane18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • How come I haven't evolved into money. It is an environmental nessecity all my life they must be wrong.

    wayne nahuywayne nahuy18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Now we have all kinds of rats on earth.

    wayne nahuywayne nahuy18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • So they released black death on us humans again fascinating.

    wayne nahuywayne nahuy18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Wow so we got the PLAGUE and MALARIA out of the same mountain range in the Dominican Republic!?

    buddylee19082buddylee1908218 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • It always makes me smile when I see so many thumbs down on this type of video...Those pesky scientists..don't they realise that the earth is only 6000 years old!!!

    Paul BuswellPaul Buswell18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Hi Hank, can you clarify this: I'm from DR (Dominican Republic), and we do have a common Salamander called "Salamanqueja" or "Salamandra", is the same you see and hear here th-vision.net/detail/%E0%B8%A7%E0%B8%B5%E0%B8%94%E0%B8%B5%E0%B9%82%E0%B8%AD-JMy3ALrzB3Q.html , my doubt is because you said that in the Caribbean there are no salamander, so those are not technically considered part of the Salamander family or are, but is an introduced species?

    Lorenzo SolanoLorenzo Solano18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Though Kaliningrad is politically a part of Russia, wouldn't it be better to speak about Poland/Germany climate when discussing amber from Kaliningrad?

    Nawar El SabaaNawar El Sabaa18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • So is it is possible then to study the genes of today's Streblidae bat flies to find genes that may be responsible for resisting bat malaria. Those genes can then be studied to find the flies' body's response to the malaria. If the human plasmodeom has the same vulnerabilities as the bats then hopefully we can reproduce the same kinds of defenses in our own bodies to develop preventative techniques so even if bitten by an infected mosquito we would already have that defense ready! Cause now we know they could get it before, so maybe they evolved a way to stop. Neat stuff! 👍

    BladesWillxBleedBladesWillxBleed19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 5:28 Headline from today: "Hunter in China catches bubonic plague after eating a wild rabbit"

    DoctorineDoctorine19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Not as exciting as I hoped most was .....meh. Ok very boring of a list

    Kile BKile B19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Is it possible that the bird could have merely been a genetic anomaly (i.e. "deformed")?

    sntjgltheawesomesntjgltheawesome19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I had totally forgotten that electron es the word for amber

    Jugo MentalJugo Mental19 วันที่ผ่านมา
6 of the Coolest Things We've Found in Amber