Review paper discussing recent developments in the field of fossil colour:
Media reports and interviews on the colours of fossil feathers, structural colours in fossil insects, fossil frog death, and more!
Video interview: using experiments to understand fossil colours (courtesy Patrick Lynch at Yale University): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA1gU-XQfEs
Radio interview on the Naked Scientist http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/content/interviews/interview/2234/
Read about our exhibit for the prestigious 2013 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition. The exhibit is titled ‘Prehistoric colours in fossil insects and feathers’ and is being developed by a team of palaeontologists that includes Dr Stuart Kearns, Prof. Mike Benton and Mr Chris Rogers from the University of Bristol, Dr Paddy Orr from University College Dublin, and ten postgraduate students from the University of Bristol and Yale University. Our exhibit will incorporate fossils (feathers, metallic insects, and a specimen of Sinosauropteryx), fossilisation experiments, a scanning electron microscope, and even a fossilisation video game. Read more about our exhibit here.