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Missing-link crab discovered in amber has been preserved for 100 million years

Missing-link crab discovered in amber has been preserved for 100 million years

Researchers have studied a piece of amber that has a complete and well-preserved tiny crab captured inside. It's believed that the crab crawled out of the water and onto the land and became trapped in the amber about 100 million years ago. The discovery is the oldest known modern-looking crab in the fossil record.

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New species of tardigrade discovered in ancient amber

New species of tardigrade discovered in ancient amber

When it comes to preserving ancient specimens like bugs and other small creatures, amber is one of the best methods. Amber completely encapsulates and protects the fossilized creature allowing scientists to study it in ways that are impossible with other types of fossils. Researchers have confirmed the discovery of the third-ever tardigrade fossil.

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YouTube Music features added to Wear OS 2 watches: Fossil, Michael Kors, TicWatch

YouTube Music features added to Wear OS 2 watches: Fossil, Michael Kors, TicWatch

Google announced a set of feature updates to their wearable platform Wear OS this week, starting with YouTube Music for some Wear OS 2 devices. This newest update expands the feature abilities of Google's main music service beyond the few devices in the world running Wear OS 3. Now, even if you own one of the first list of Wear OS 2 devices (as shown below) you'll be able to listen to music offline, without a phone - so long as you're a premium subscriber.

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“Flying Dragon” pterosaur fossil discovered in the Atacama Desert

“Flying Dragon” pterosaur fossil discovered in the Atacama Desert

Scientists conducting research in the Chilean Atacama Desert have discovered an extremely interesting fossil described as a "Flying Dragon." The fossilized remains are of a pterosaur from the Jurassic era, and before the fossil was discovered, it was only known to exist in the northern hemisphere. The creature was a flying reptile that soared the skies 160 million years ago.

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Massive Titanokorys gainesi fossil discovered in the Canadian Rockies

Massive Titanokorys gainesi fossil discovered in the Canadian Rockies

Paleontologists from the Royal Ontario Museum have discovered a fossilized creature from the Cambrian period that is one of the largest creatures ever discovered from that ancient era. The creature, which was named Titanokorys gainesi, had an estimated total length of half a meter at a time when most sea creatures were barely the size of a pinky finger. The creature was discovered in the Kootenay National Park in the Canadian Rockies.

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Fossil Gen 6 Smartwatch revealed with a distant Wear OS 3 promise

Fossil Gen 6 Smartwatch revealed with a distant Wear OS 3 promise

Fossil this morning announced its next-generation smartwatch, simply called the Gen 6 Touchscreen Smartwatch. While Fossil's latest smartwatch may have a rather basic name, it seems to offer most of the features we expect from smartwatches these days. Moreover, the Fossil Gen 6 Smartwatch comes with the promise that it will be upgraded to Wear OS 3 at some point next year.

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Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch leaks, Wear OS 3 not included

Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch leaks, Wear OS 3 not included

The launch of the Galaxy Watch 4 series may have excited Wear OS fans because of the upcoming upgrade to their favorite wearable platform, but not everyone is a fan of Samsung or its One UI based on its old Tizen wearable OS. They would prefer Wear OS smartwatches from other brands, but they might have to wait for those to come with Wear OS 3 out of the box. In the meantime, however, those brands keep on churning out new smartwatches, like the Fossil Gen 6 that is now getting the leak treatment after the company officially teased its existence last week.

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Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch teased ahead of Galaxy Watch 4 announcement

Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch teased ahead of Galaxy Watch 4 announcement

Samsung definitely has a big day coming this week, in spite and despite of all the leaks stealing its thunder. Not just the two third-gen foldable phones but also the Galaxy Watch 4 are at the center of attraction at Unpacked 2021. It seems, however, that Fossil also wants to steal a bit of that excitement by teasing that a Gen 6 model of its Wear OS smartwatch is coming soon, though some seem to be doubtful how true its claims will turn out to be.

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A newly discovered fossil has a remarkably preserved brain

A newly discovered fossil has a remarkably preserved brain

Researchers have discovered one of the oldest and most preserved brains and all of the fossil record. The fossil is a 310 million-year-old horseshoe crab found with its entire brain intact. Researchers note that most of the knowledge of ancient creatures comes from bones because soft tissue doesn't fossilize as well.

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Fossil’s existing smartwatches won’t get new Wear OS

Fossil’s existing smartwatches won’t get new Wear OS

Given how it has seemingly stagnated over the years, it is understandable that there was a great deal of excitement over the new version of Wear OS coming later this year. That said, the announcement still left a lot of questions open, particularly about which smartwatches will get the update. Laying those questions to rest, Fossil gives its own answer but it isn't one that its customers might want to hear.

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A park ranger in California discovered a petrified forest filled with fossils

A park ranger in California discovered a petrified forest filled with fossils

A park ranger in California was working in a petrified forest and discovered a treasure trove of prehistoric fossils. Among the fossils discovered at the site are an exceptionally well-preserved mastodon skull and the remains of a massive salmon that weighed 400 pounds. Paleontologists are saying that this is one of the most significant fossil finds in all of California.

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Scientists discover a creature on the ocean floor thought to be extinct

Scientists discover a creature on the ocean floor thought to be extinct

Researchers have discovered a symbiotic relationship between two marine life forms that are thriving on the bottom of the ocean. What's so surprising about these lifeforms, called "Living Fossils," is that they were thought to have gone extinct 273 million years ago. Scientists have discovered non-skeletal corals growing from the stalks of marine animals known as crinoids, or sea lilies.

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