Fossilized Beetles Retain Color

Looking a bit like precious gold, this fossilized beetle is 47 million years old and retains almost the same color it had when it was alive. According to paleontologist Maria McNamara, the fossils are only slightly redder than they originally were. -Link

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"From that shape, they used models derived from modern beetle shells to calculate how the fossils ought to look"

I'm amazed those paleontologists have the balls to call what they do "science".

It's a guess based on a fossil (which is a rock that somewhat takes the shape of something that died millions of years ago) based on a model. Yeah, that's bound to be exact.
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