NEW FOSSIL PHOTOS: "Graceful Weasel," Jewel Bug, More

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About 47 million years after it died, this jewel beetle, found in Germany's Messel Pit, still displays a shimmering metallic coloration.

Both ancient and modern jewel beetles sport their iridescent exteriors thanks to the way different layers in their outer body coverings refract light.
— Photograph courtesy Senckenberg Research Institute
 
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