Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Presence of the past

"Has the world's oldest spider web been found? Strands 140 million years old were found inside a piece of amber on a UK beach and look similar to those made by modern orb spiders, says Martin Brasier of the University of Oxford. The fossil web beats the previous record-holder found in Lebanon by around 10 million years."

New Scientist, 20/27 December 2008, p.7


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