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Researchers Find Red Pigment In Ancient Fossil For The First Time

Using X-rays, researchers found that a now-extinct mouse that lived 3 million years ago had red fur and a white belly. The color of the animal could reveal clues about its evolutionary history.

Ancient May 22, 2019

Scientists Find Remains Of 430-Million-Year-Old Tentacled Monster Sea Cucumber

A 3D rendering of a newly discovered fossil showed that sea cucumbers evolved from a 430-million-year-old sea monster. An internal ring was also discovered in the extinct creature.

Ancient April 11, 2019

Giant Sloth Fossil Reveals How Creature Lived 27,000 Years Ago

The tooth of a giant sloth that grew to about 4 meters tall was discovered in Central America. In a study, scientists discovered that the creature lived through a long dry season in its final year.

Animals February 28, 2019

Unknown Creature That Lived 480 Million Years Ago Finally Identified From Fossilized Guts

A recently unearthed fossil has finally settled the debate about the stylophoran, a mysterious creature that existed before the age of dinosaurs. The specimen discovered in 2014 had perfectly-preserved soft tissues, allowing scientists to probe the creature's insides.

Ancient February 23, 2019

Google May Be Trying To Save Wear OS By Buying Fossil

While Google Wear OS got the biggest chunk of the wearable tech market in 2018, the giant tech firm needs a champion that could reach tech enthusiasts. According to Fossil, the $40 million deal with Google is expected to close in January.

Wearable Tech January 20, 2019

Scientists Say Pair Of Ancient Hominin Skeletons Found In South Africa Are From Same Species

Malapa Hominin 1 (male) and Malapa Hominin 2 (female) were found to be from the same hominin species. After a decade of analysis, scientists concluded that the skeletons unearthed in South Africa were both Australopithecus sediba.

Ancient January 19, 2019

Paleontologists Unveil New Herbivore Dinosaur Discovered In New Mexico

Researchers recently presented a new dinosaur species Crittendenceratops krzyzanowskii, a ceratopsid or a horned dinosaur. The animal lived up to about 73 million years ago.

Animals December 17, 2018

Scientists Find Remarkably Well-Preserved Fossil Of Ancient Sea Monster Ichthyosaur

The researchers found blubber, a layer of fat under the skin, on the fossilized remains of the ichthyosaur. They believe this finding revealed new details about the reptiles that lived 180 million years ago.

Animals December 8, 2018

A Farmer Unearthed A Rare Fossil Of Elephant Ancestor But Hid It From the Public

When a farmer found the fossil of an ancient elephant species near the Pyrenees mountains, he kept it to himself over fear of amateur fossil hunters invading his privacy. Years later, he finally hands it over to experts.

Ancient July 15, 2018

Misfit Vapor Launch Date Set For Oct. 31: What Does The Android Wear 2.0 Smartwatch Offer?

After successive delays, the Misfit Vapor will finally launch on Oct. 31. Preorders are now open for the Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch, which is a standalone device that can function without being paired with a smartphone.

Wearable Tech October 25, 2017

Fossil Discovered In China Hints Oldest Winged Mammal From Jurassic Period

The discovery of 160-year-old fossils in China shows the existence of early mammals during the Jurassic era. Their long arms, skin membrane, and joints suggest that the long-extinct creatures were capable of flight.

Animals August 12, 2017

Ancient 400,000-Year-Old Human Skull Found In Portugal With Animal Bones, Stone Tools

A study published on March 13 revealed that a 400,000-year-old human skull discovered in Portugal is the oldest human skull on Earth. The skull was discovered along with stone-made hand axes, human teeth and animal bones.

Ancient March 15, 2017

Misfit Vapor Unveiled At CES 2017: Smartwatch With Round AMOLED Touchscreen, Two-Day Battery Life, And Its Own OS For $199

Wearable maker Misfit, which was acquired by luxury watch brand Fossil Group in 2015, has unveiled its first touchscreen smartwatch at CES 2017. Named the Misfit Vapor, the device is powered by Misfit's own operating system.

Health Tech January 7, 2017

Fossil Q Line Expands With 4 New Hybrid Smartwatches: Meet Crewmaster, Gazer, Nate And Tailor

The Fossil Q selection is getting beefed up, as the watchmaker is adding in four new hybrid smartwatches called the Q Crewmaster, Q Gazer, Q Nate and Q Tailor.

Wearable Tech September 1, 2016

Fossil Q Wander, Q Marshal Android Wear Smartwatches Arriving This August: Preorder, Release Date Revealed

The Fossil Q Wander and Q Marshal smartwatches are set to land on online and retail stores this August. Preorders are about to go up this week.

Wearable Tech August 10, 2016

Utah Man Claims To Discover Fossilized Bigfoot Skull While Hiking

A man in Utah says he has found a skull of a Bigfoot during one of his hikes in the Ogden Canyon. He also claims to have seen the creatures alive once or twice in his lifetime.

Ancient June 4, 2016

Fossil Unwraps Two New Smartwatches: Q Wander And Q Marshal Starting At $275

Fossil releases two timepieces in its collection of smart wearables it expects to number more than 100 before 2016 comes to a close. Meet the Q Wander and the Q Marshal.

Wearable Tech March 16, 2016

Fossil Outs Q Motion, A $95 Sleep And Activity Tracker

Fossil has announced its Q Motion, a sleep and activity tracker that carries a price of $95. The wearable device is believed to hit store shelves this coming summer.

Wearable Tech March 12, 2016

Fossil Q54 Pilot Smartwatch Debuts At CES 2016, Alongside New Accessories And A Bold Promise

Fossil had some big news for CES 2016, announcing a new smartwatch, a bunch of new accessories, and ambitious plans to expand its lineup in 2016. The latest smartwatch is called the Fossil Q54 Pilot and is a 'must have,' according to the watchmaker.

January 8, 2016

Fossil's Sleek New Smartwatches Finally Hit Stores

Fossil's Q Founder, the first smartwatch made available for purchase by the Texan clothier, might come off as a bit heavy — but this classic-looking wearable packs a real sartorial and functional punch.

Wearable Tech November 25, 2015

Newly-Discovered Fireworm Fossil Named After Punk Icon Henry Rollins

The fossil of a fireworm, which has distinctive musculature, has been discovered by scientists of the Natural History Museum and the University of Bristol. The scientists have chosen to name it after rocker Henry Rollins due to the muscle.

November 20, 2015

How Big Can Giant Rats Grow? Scientist Says They Can Grow Bigger Than Cows

The biggest known rodent species is an extinct rat that was about the size of a bull, and the largest living rodent is roughly as big as a sheep. Experts warn that modern day rats, if left unchecked, can reach these sizes in the near future.

Animals November 8, 2015

Fossil Q Wearables From Luxury Watchmaker Launching Shortly, Including First Android Wear Smartwatch: Pricing And Release Details

Fossil is preparing to shake up the Android Wear market with its first smartwatch and a host of other devices designed to push notification and track fitness. The smartwatch maybe the first to include an Intel processor.

Wearable Tech October 24, 2015

Fossil Announces Line Of Smartwatches That Pick Style Over Tech-Savvy

The Texas-based retailer Fossil is throwing its glove into the smartwatch game - and in doing so, defining its Fossil Q brand by choosing stylish aesthetics over tech-oriented functionality.

Wearable Tech October 21, 2015

Dinosaur Fossils from Montana Reveal How The Maiasaura Lived And Died

After studying dinosaur fossils obtained in Montana, researchers were able to reveal historical data about how the Maiasaura lived and died. The researchers emphasized that the key to their findings is histological analysis.

Animals October 6, 2015

Luxury Watchmaker Fossil Teases Fossil Q, An Android Wear Smartwatch Arriving In Stores For The Holidays

Fossil teases a luxury smartwatch, and everybody is excited to get their hands on it. Fossil Q seems like it's going to start a new trend of functional and fashionable smart jewelry.

Wearable Tech September 30, 2015

4-Million-Year-Old Fossil Of Baleen Whale’s Ancestor Could Shed Light On Evolution Of Whales

A four-million-year-old fossil of the baleen whale's ancestor was unearthed in Santa Cruz County, California. The remains of the ancient mysticete whale could provide insights on the evolution of whales.

Animals September 22, 2015

Scientists Find Prehistoric Whale Fossil In Santa Cruz County

Experts were able to unearth a prehistoric whale fossil at Santa Cruz County. This new discovery is said to pave the way for more information regarding whale evolution.

September 21, 2015

Discovery Of Fossils Of Ice Age Animals At California Construction Site Delights Paleontologists

Grading of site for hundreds of homes uncovers trove of ancient fossils. Bison, mammoth, horse and turtle fossils have scientists excited.

Animals September 7, 2015

Scientists Find Fossils Of Earliest Baboon Species In South Africa

A group of scientists was able to discover fossils of the earliest baboons in South Africa. The specimen is said to have an important contributory value to the further understanding of early baboon anatomy.

August 21, 2015

The Fossil Smartwatch Is The First Android Wear Smartwatch From An Actual Watchmaker

Fossil has announced its first Android Wear smartwatch, making the company the first watchmaker to release an Android Wear device. Only time will tell how well the device sells considering the flat-tire issue that it has, similar to the Motorola Moto 360.

Wearable Tech August 19, 2015

Discovery Of Fossil Of 'Jesus Lizard' Ancestor Intrigues Scientists

A 'Jesus lizard' that lived 48 million years ago was discovered in Wyoming. What was a tropical creature doing in this environment?

July 2, 2015

Forget Batman: Giant Walking Bats Roamed Rainforests 16 Million Years Ago

A newly discovered species of bat in New Zealand, known as Mystacina miocenalis, had bone structures that suggest it may have roamed the earth on its four limbs around 16 million years ago.

Earth/Environment June 22, 2015

Meet Yi Qi: The Avian Dinosaur That Couldn't Fly

Scientists have found fossil remains of a truly unique dinosaur. It had wings for soaring short distances but not for true flight.

Animals April 30, 2015

17 Million-Year-Old Whale Fossil Dates The Start Of East Africa's Tectonic Shift

A whale fossil from 17 million years ago could help date the time of a geologic rise in Africa, and help explain human evolution.

March 17, 2015

Scientists Unearth Oldest Human Fossil In Ethiopia: Jawbone Pushes Back Human History By 400,000 Years

A newly discovered fossil in Ledi-Geraru in Ethiopia is 2.8 million years old. Its dating reveals that the human family may have emerged 400,000 years earlier than previously thought.

Animals March 5, 2015

Researchers Say Massive Amount of Data Can Be Stored On Artificial DNA

Massive data can be stored on a single gram of DNA, suggests a new study. Data can be stored on DNA and preserved for about a million years.

February 18, 2015

Oldest Fur Seal Fills 5-Million-Year Gap In Evolutionary History of Sea Lions And Fur Seals

The fossil of an ancient fur seal, which was first incorrectly classified as that of a walrus species, may be the missing link in the evolutionary history of fur seals and sea lions.

Animals February 14, 2015

Meet Josephoartigasia monesi: Giant Rodent As Big As Buffalo With Tiger-Like Bite

With a body mass of about 1000 kg and size comparable to that of a buffalo, the Josephoartigasia monesi is the biggest rodent to be discovered. Researchers also found that the animal's bite is as strong as that of a tiger.

Animals February 5, 2015

Scientists Discover Rods and Cones in 300-Million-year-old Fish Eyes. What Findings Suggest

Scientists have discovered a 300-million-year-old fossil of a fish species called Acanthodes bridgei. The presence of rod and cone cells in the eyes suggests that the fish had color vision.

Animals December 24, 2014

Discovery of 47-Million Years Old Fossil of Mare Carrying Unborn Foal Sheds Light on Ancient Equine

Well-preserved remains of an ancient horse and of her unborn foal is giving scientists insights on the reproduction of Eurohippus messelensis, a now extinct species of horse and their similarities with present-day horses.

Animals November 13, 2014

Discovery of amphibious ichthyosaur fossil remains may be missing piece in evolutionary puzzle

A fossil discovered by researchers in China is long sought for the missing link that could bridge the evolutionary puzzle on how the sea-based ichthyosaurs were descended from ancient reptiles that walked on land.

Animals November 8, 2014

Dolphin-like ichthyosaur may help answer evolutionary questions about marine reptiles

The fossil of a dolphin-like ichthyosaur has been discovered in China. Experts believe the reptile lived around 4 million years following the Earth's most horrible mass extinction about 252 million years ago.

Animals November 7, 2014

90-million-year-old turtle fossil discovered in New Mexico: Evidence found in once-swampy desert

A turtle who lived 90 million years ago has been discovered in New Mexico, suggesting the desert region was once a swamp, complete with marine life.

Animals November 3, 2014

What does the discovery of a 45,000 year-old human genome mean for us?

After extracting DNA from a 45,000-year-old femur bone, the oldest ever found outside Africa and the Middle East, scientists now have a better idea when modern humans mated with Neanderthals.

Internet Culture October 24, 2014

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