The microscopic specimen was found trapped inside a lump of amber dating back to the Miocene epoch.
A solitary tree on an island in New Zealand may hold the key to determining the beginning of the Anthropocene.
Scientists now believe that the Holocene epoch may have come to a close several decades ago.
Scientists have been debating whether the Holocene epoch should now give way to the Anthropocene.
One Harvard astronomer believes that we may have fundamentally misunderstood our place in the universe.