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Scientist Jeffrey Stilwell, along with his colleagues, studied more than 5,800 amber pieces from the Macquarie Harbour Formation in Western Tasmania as well as the Anglesea coal seams west of Melbourne, dating all the way back to the early Eocene Epoch. In one piece, they discovered a rare “frozen behavior” of two mating long-legged flies. Amber not only preserves animals and insects, but it suspends them in a surreal scene.
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Antarctica may be a cold, desolate place right now, but in ancient times, the southernmost point of the Earth was once home to many swampy rainforests that were teeming with life. This was determined by the sediment core retrieved by scientists working aboard the research icebreaker RV Polarstern in the Amundsen Sea near the Pine Island Glacier, which is dated to about 90 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period when dinosaurs roamed the lands.
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Many know that accessory makers get the schematics for upcoming handsets ahead of their official reveal, and if the rumors are right, Apple is about to launch the iPhone 9, or iPhone SE2. No technical specifications are known at this time, but if the leaked images are correct, its design will be heavily influenced by the iPhone 8, complete with a 4.7″ LCD display and Touch ID.
German tuner Novitec is known for their sleek supercar builds, but the Maserati Levante caught their eye, and the Esteso V2 was the result. Power comes from a Ferrari-sourced 3.8L twin-turbo V8 engine generating 615 hp and 605 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to hit 60 mph in a mere 3.8-seconds, while topping out at 192 mph.
Planet Computers may not be a household name in the technology world, but their latest offering, the Astro Slide 5G, just might change that. Think of this device as a smartphone and PDA hybrid, thanks to its “RockUp” slide hinge mechanism. More specifically, this feature enables you to slide the screen off the keyboard and then flip it up to use with its physical QWERTY keyboard.