Amber Captured Cretaceous Period Spider Attacking a Wasp

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This is the only fossil ever discovered that shows a spider attacking prey in its web. Preserved in amber, it’s about 100 million years old. (Photo courtesy of Oregon State University)

A Cretaceous period juvenile spider was trapped in amber before it could devour a male wasp caught in its web. This is the first time that such a scene has been found in the fossil record.

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Prehistoric Fossilized Eocene Epoch Turtles Died Locked In Coitus

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These extraordinary 47-million year old fossils depict prehistoric turtles reproducing. The study was led by Walter Joyce, of the University of Tübingen in Germany, and published in the journal Biology Letters.

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Cretaceous Period Sankofa Pyrenaica Fossilized Eggs Are Unusually Shaped

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High in the Pyrenean mountains of Spain, paleontologists found hen-shaped dinosaur eggs sticking out of ancient sandstone. The eggs, that date back to 70 million years, were laid by a yet unknown dinosaur, which paleontologists speculate was a small meat-eater. They think that it stood on the blurry divide between birds and dinosaurs.

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Fossil Bluetooth Watch: for Those Too Lazy to Reach into Their Pockets

Fossil has been toying with Bluetooth watches for a couple of years. Their latest concept will connect to your precious smartphone and give you tidbits that are supposed to stop you from digging into your pocket to grab your iPhone.

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