24 May 2019
Vol 364, Issue 6442

About The Cover

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COVER This 99-million-year-old scorpion, perfectly preserved in amber, is one of thousands of specimens offering an unprecedented view of the life of a Cretaceous forest. But the amber is typically excavated without scientific oversight in war-torn Myanmar, smuggled into China, and then sold in a commercial market. Chinese scientists are studying this specimen, which belongs to a private collection. See page 722.
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