Get These Truly Wireless Fitness Headphones for Under $50

first_img Achieve better athletic results with these true wireless fitness Bluetooth headphones. They combine cutting edge technology with a lightweight design that makes them perfect for all types of physical activity. And, since they’ve been discounted by 62 percent, they’re easier than ever to afford.Athletes use music to improve performance. And no matter what kind of exercise you enjoy, these headphones are among the best you can buy. They produce a high-quality sound, are water resistant, and boast a long battery life so you’ll always be at your best. Simply pair them to your audio device, put them in your ears, and be on your way.Each earphone is equipped with its own components so they may be used either individually or in tandem. The extra large capacity lithium-ion battery offers a massive 8 hours of playback per charge and then they fully recharge in only 2 hours. They feature durable construction and built-in microphones so you can even take calls without interrupting your routine.Most high-performance headphones cost over $100. These true wireless fitness Bluetooth headphones, by contrast, have been marked down to just $44.99, so they represent a value that’s difficult to beat. Stay on target This $500 SEO Tool Is Only $24 TodayThis Easy-to-Fly LED Drone Performs Acrobatic Moves True Wireless Fitness Bluetooth Headphones – $44.99See Deal Like this deal? Check out Vault — you’ll get four premium tools, including NordVPN and Dashlane, to supercharge your online security. Enter code VAULTONE to try it out for just $1!last_img read more

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Researchers Put Fake Wings on Ostrich to Learn About Flying Dinosaurs

first_img Pinpointing exactly when dinosaurs learned how to fly is difficult, considering we can not go back in time. However, researchers are suggesting that before dinosaurs had the ability to fly, two-legged dinosaurs may have started to flap their wings as a passive effect of running.Jing-Shan Zhao of Tsinghua University, Beijing and his team, which published their findings in PLOS Computational Biology, show new insights on the beginning of avian flight, which has been greatly debated since the discovery of Archaeopteryx in 1861. Even though a gliding type of flight is believed to have matured in early evolutionary history, the study explores how active flapping flight may have emerged without an intermediate gliding phase, said a PLOS press release.The researchers analyzed Caudipteryx, a primitive dinosaur that didn’t fly, but was known to have “proto-wings” which were like half-wings. This bizarre dinosaur weighed roughly 11 pounds and could run at speeds up to 18 mph, CNN reported. They lived during the early Cretaceous Period, which occurred between 122 million and 130 million years ago.First, the researchers used model effective mass theory, a mathematical approach, to study the mechanical effects of running on various areas of the Caudipteryx’s body. Their calculations showed that running speeds between roughly 2.5 to 5.8 meters per second would have sparked forced vibrations that caused its wings to flap.As a follow up to these calculations, the researchers built a life-sized Caudipteryx robot that had the ability to run at different speeds and confirmed that running generated a flapping wing motion. They placed the robot so it could “run” on a treadmill, enabling them to further calculate how fast or slow the wings were flapping.Taking it a step further, the researchers also placed fake wings on a young ostrich and discovered that the running caused the wings to flap, with longer and larger wings providing a greater lift force for the animal.  Zhao said the next research step is to study the lifting and thrusting motions of Caudipteryx‘s wings during the passive flapping process.“Our work shows that the motion of flapping feathered wings was developed passively and naturally as the dinosaur ran on the ground,” Zhao said in the press release. “Although this flapping motion could not lift the dinosaur into the air at that time, the motion of flapping wings may have developed earlier than gliding.”More on Geek.com:NASA Is Working With Cute Seals to Study Antarctica’s Ocean EnvironmentFour Critically Endangered Red Wolf Pups Born at Chicago Zoo‘Mutant’ Three-Eyed Python Found in Australia Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ Stay on targetlast_img read more

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5 Upcoming Android Phones That Are Worth Waiting For

first_imgPocophone F2As $1,000+ phones becoming increasingly normalized, it’s all the more exciting whenever a manufacturer provides an affordable phone that doesn’t feel like a compromise. That was the case last year with Xiaomi’s surprisingly excellent Pocophone F1, and we’re hoping that’ll be the case with the upcoming Pocophone F2. As long as it maintains that sub-$400 price and improves on specs like a Snapdragon 845 processor and excellent battery life we expect we’ll be satisfied.In the meantime we recommend the Google Pixel 3a. Android Q is Android 10 In Brand UpdateGoogle Pixel Phones Talk to 911 For You Stay on target Let us know how we’re doing A Samsung Galaxy Fold That WorksSamsung’s ambitious folding smartphone was supposed to already be out by now. But review units kept running into this pesky little issue where the expansive display kept malfunctioning after light use. Two phones stuck together don’t do you much good if neither of them work properly.It’s a shame too because if it had worked the Samsung Galaxy Fold would be a pricey yet powerful device with a nifty design and a lot of real estate in a portable package. Here’s hoping the model that Samsung does release, after a last-minute delay, delivers on this potential.In the meantime we recommend the Samsung Galaxy S10+.mockup by Yanko DesignMotorola RAZR V4Just because the Samsung Galaxy Fold doesn’t work doesn’t mean other companies won’t try their hand at the whole folding smartphone idea. The mysterious upcoming Motorola RAZR V4 trades on both your nostalgia for the RAZR name and old-school flip phones by aligning its foldable display vertically rather than horizontally.Other rumored specs include a Snapdragon 710 chipset with 6GB of RAM and a 2,730mAh battery. But really let’s just hope the screen works and worry about the other stuff later.In the meantime we recommend the Nokia 9 Pureview. It’s always an interesting time to be an Android acolyte. The current iPhone X line is all pretty samey, and pretty pricey.  The Samsung Galaxy family is still the mainstream Android phone brand to beat. But even though Samsung phones don’t burst into flames anymore we still can’t blame you for wanting to look at other, weirder options.However, while the glut of different Android phones has its drawbacks (fragmentation mostly) the upside is you’re not limited to one questionable piece of hardware if you want a phone powered by that little green robot. But while we wait for the full-on 5G revolution here are five upcoming Android phones worth waiting for. And if you’re impatient, we’ve also included links to great phones/Pie machines that are available right now.Huawei P30Like all things here in the real world, technology doesn’t exist apart from politics. The Huawei P30 is already available overseas and by all accounts it’s a pretty great smartphone. It has a powerful Kirin 980 8-core processor and 6GB of RAM, three impressive cameras (40MP wide-angle, 16MP ultra-wide, and 8PM zoom), and a reliable hidden fingerprint scanner.But good luck enjoying any of that because the phone, along with all of Huawei’s products, aren’t coming to America anytime soon thanks to an ongoing trade war with China. That war could eventually restrict Huawei’s ability to use the Android OS itself, potentially hurting future phones. But maybe they can just wait it out.In the meantime we recommend the Honor View 20. Pundi X Blockchain PhoneBlockchain is a term we’re convinced 90 percent people who use it don’t fully understand. But what you really need to know about Pundi X Phone is that it uses the buzzword tech to keep your phone secure, to encrypt texts and phone calls not embroil you in some cryptocurrency scheme. The phone can switch between normal calling and blockchain calling that’s almost it’s own separate communication network.We didn’t hear much about the specs or release date for the Pundi X Phone, but that’s because that’s not really the point. The company isn’t that interested in the hardware. Instead, in theory and hopefully soon in practice, any Android phone could take advantage of these blockchain upgrades, so you wouldn’t have to sacrifice power for security.In the meantime we still recommend the Sony Xperia XZ3.last_img read more

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‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Is Still Majestic in VR

first_img Considering the somewhat limited nature of Labo VR (both the modest power of the tech and the fact the headset is made of cardboard) we initially figured Nintendo would just keep it limited to the bite-sized experiences that came with the kit. After all, as fun as it was, comparisons between Labo and more powerful virtual reality devices like Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Valve Index wouldn’t do Nintendo any favors.And yet just days later Nintendo revealed that two of the Switch’s biggest games would be getting substantial VR support. Super Mario Odyssey got a handful of VR levels that felt like throwbacks to Super Mario 3D Land. Meanwhile, you can play all of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in should you choose to.Now, another unexpected Nintendo Switch heavy-hitter has entered the VR battle. A recent update brings VR support to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and it kind of rules?Presumably to keep up performance and prevent players from becoming sick, you don’t have access to all of Smash Bros.’ chaotic content. In VR mode items and Final Smash attacks are disabled (making it accidentally perfect for tournament play), matches must have a time limit, and you can only play against (or just watch) the CPU offline. Your stage selection is also limited.But besides that, this is full-fat Super Smash Bros. Ultimate right in front of your face. You quickly realize that the stages that are here are the ones where the team went out of their way to create an immersive 3D space that doesn’t just stop at the edge of a 2D screen. Previously, messing around with the camera would let you see beyond these boundaries. But now seeing the entire Nintendogs living room, the vast sky around you in Pilotwings, and the full length of the Great Plateau is easy and intuitive as moving your head.Moving your head also lets you keep track of your character as they dart around the screen and get blasted into the air. It’s a thrilling panorama. Granted, the new camera angle makes it tougher to see what’s happening at the edge, putting you at a disadvantage for both recovery and edge-guarding. But even still I was able to crush level nine computers with my trusty main Ganondorf. It’s a testament to the game’s visual design, too, that the action is still clear and comprehensible despite the drastically lower resolution. After playing this, we totally believe the rumor that Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai was considering an offer from Oculus to make VR games.VR support (along with some sneaky Pichu nerfs) comes free as part of the latest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 3.1 update. For more on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate read our review and browse our guide on every character in the game.Buy Super Smash Bros. UltimateBuy Nintendo Labo VR KitView as: One Page Slides1/761. Read Mario’s Guide2. Read Donkey Kong’s Guide3. Read Link’s Guide4. Read Samus’s Guide5. Read Dark Samus’s Guide6. Read Yoshi’s Guide7. Read Kirby’s Guide8. Read Fox’s Guide9. Read Pikachu’s Guide10. Read Luigi’s Guide11. Read Ness’s Guide12. Read Captain Falcon’s Guide13. Read Jigglypuff’s Guide14. Read Peach’s Guide15. Read Daisy’s Guide16. Read Bowser’s Guide17. Read Ice Climbers’ Guide18. Read Sheik’s Guide19. Read Zelda’s Guide20. Read Dr. Mario’s Guide21. Read Pichu’s Guide22. Read Falco’s Guide23. Read Marth’s Guide24. Read Lucina’s Guide25. Read Young Link’s Guide26. Read Ganondorf’s Guide27. Read Mewtwo’s Guide28. Read Roy’s Guide29. Read Chrom’s Guide30. Read Mr. Game and Watch’s Guide31. Read Meta Knight’s Guide32. Read Pit’s Guide33. Read Dark Pit’s Guide34. Read Zero Suit Samus’s Guide35. Read Wario’s Guide36. Read Snake’s Guide37. Read Ike’s Guide38. Read Pokemon Trainer’s Guide39. Read Diddy Kong’s Guide40. Read Lucas’s Guide41. Read Sonic’s Guide42. Read King Dedede’s Guide43. Read Olimar’s Guide44. Read Lucario’s Guide45. Read R.O.B.’s Guide46. Read Toon Link’s Guide47. Read Wolf’s Guide48. Read Villager’s Guide49. Read Mega Man’s Guide50. Read Wii Fit Trainer’s Guide51. Read Rosalina and Luma’s Guide52. Read Little Mac’s Guide53. Read Greninja’s Guide54. Read Mii Fighters’ Guide55. Read Palutena’s Guide56. Read Pac-Man’s Guide57. Read Robin’s Guide58. Read Shulk’s Guide59. Read Bowser Jr.’s Guide60. Read Duck Hunt’s Guide61. Read Ryu’s Guide62. Read Cloud’s Guide63. Read Corrin’s Guide64. Read Bayonetta’s Guide65. Read Inkling’s Guide66. Read Ridley’s Guide67. Read Simon’s Guide68. Read Richter’s Guide69. Read King K. Rool’s Guide70. Read Isabelle’s Guide71. Read Ken’s Guide72. Read Incineroar’s Guide73. Read Piranha Plant’s Guide74. Read Joker’s Guide75. Read Hero’s Guide76. Read Banjo and Kazooie’s Guide ‘Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President Stay on targetlast_img read more

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California Woman Dies While Taking a Selfie Over Waterfall

first_imgStay on target “This is a sad reminder to be cautious when taking selfies and other photos in dangerous areas,” the North Tahoe Fire Protection District said. “Don’t underestimate the power of waterfalls, rivers, and cold water temperatures.”The woman was not identified, and officials are instructing people to avoid the area while emergency personnel complete their investigation.In 2018, a study published in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care found that more than 250 people died between 2011 and 2017 worldwide while taking selfies. The average age of the people who died while taking selfies was about 23.More on Geek.com:Instagram Cracks Down on Harmful Wild Animal SelfiesScientists Who Take Selfies Gain More Public Trust, Study Finds10 Space Selfies Taken Hundreds of Miles Above Earth Scientists Who Take Selfies Gain More Public Trust, Study FindsGoogle AI Turns Selfies Into Ethereal Poetry Portraits center_img A young woman died after losing her footing while taking a selfie over the waterfall near Lake Tahoe, California, officials said.The North Tahoe Fire Protection District said in a statement posted to Facebook Friday the woman was taking photos at Eagle Falls in Emerald Bay State Park but “lost her footing and went over.”The Tahoe Truckee Rescue Team responded to the falls Friday to recover the woman’s body, according to the statement.last_img read more

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Toy Tuesday: The Best ‘Men in Black’ Toys

first_img After a period of prolonged hibernation, Men in Black is back for a fourth installment, this one stepping away from Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith to introduce a new generation of sharp-dressed alien wranglers in Men in Black: International. The franchise, based on a 1990 comic book series, has always been extremely toyetic, with clever alien designs, sweet vehicles and dope weapons. Stock up your own secret bunker with our guide to the best Men in Black toys on the market. We won’t even wipe your memory afterwards.Agent Sidearm Prop ReplicaThis thing will cost you a few hundred bones, but man is it cool. The gleaming chrome aesthetic of the Agents’ tools is a big part of the Men in Black franchise, and this 1:1 scale, completely accurate prop replica of their trusty sidearm has it in droves. Made from die-cast and machined metal for heft and durability, the pistol measures 19 inches in length and comes with a bunch of cool battery-operated features including a safety indicator, firing flash and LED barrel illumination along with sound effects taken directly from the movie’s files.Get it at Amazon.comAgent H and Agent M Funko PopsWe’re pretty psyched that two of our favorite actors, Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, are taking on the roles of the lead agents in the new MIB movie. Obviously the folks over at Funko feel the same way, as they’ve already got Pops on the market depicting the pair in full uniform. You know the drill for these by now — a little under four inches tall with a big square head and expressionless black eyes, each one sold in a box that true collectors will never open for maximum stackability.Get it at Amazon.comDiecast 1964 Ford GalaxieIf you’re hunting down rogue aliens, you need a sweet ride to do it in. The 1964 Ford Galaxie driven by Agent K in Men in Black 3 is a classic example of the golden age of American full-size automobiles, a tribute to the Space Race with sleek design for the time. In the flick, this vehicle had housings for a pair of hidden motorcycles underneath it as well as a bunch of other cool features. Alas, those things are still classified, but what you get is an exact 1/18 replica of the car as it looked in the movie, and that’s got to be good enough.Get it at Amazon.comWorm Guy Premium Motion StatueThe “worm guys” are the de facto mascots of the Men In Black franchise, coffee-drinking creatures with long skinny bodies and perverse imaginations. The Agency seems to tolerate these guys hanging out in the break room mooching off of their resources, and after they proved popular the second film had them in a more plot-essential role. This high-end statue is crafted from heavyweight polyresin and stands seven inches tall including base. A spring-mounted mechanism in the creature’s torso allows it to gently wobble around with a touch, if you decide to take it out of its box.Get it at Amazon.comAgent J Masterpiece Action FigureAs the point-of-view character in the first movie, Will Smith’s Agent J learns that aliens have lived among us for decades, and the U.S government maintains a tenuous peace with dozens of extraterrestrial races. This is a seriously high-end figure from Hong Kong company Enterbay. Sculpted at 1/6 scale, the figure stands a foot tall with movie-accurate sculpting authorized by Smith himself. It comes with four pairs of interchangeable hands, removable sunglasses, weapons and Frank the dog wearing a pair of trademark M.I.B. shades himself.Get it at Amazon.comAgent K Masterpiece Action FigureFrom the same manufacturer, here’s a 1/6 scale take on Tommy Lee Jones’ crusty Agent K from the first movies. The body sculpt uses Enterbay’s new RM-6 body with 40 points of durable articulation. Yes, Agent K isn’t really the kind of guy who goes in for outrageous physical motion, but you’re in charge here. Another cool thing about this line is that each head is individually hand-painted, leading to some of the best likenesses we’ve ever seen. Agent K comes with four pairs of hands, a variety of weapons including the Noisy Cricket, and a tailored fabric outfit including tie and belt with buckle!Get it at Amazon.comEdgar Funko PopThe main antagonist of the first Men in Black film, Edgar is a cockroach-like alien who hides inside the body of a poor chump of a farmer as he hunts down the Arquillian Galaxy to spark a cosmic civil war. His true form is repugnant on its own, but somehow Edgar looks even worse while he’s camouflaged, as Vincent D’Onofrio’s saggy skin doesn’t fit all that well over his folded-up exoskeleton. This is one of our favorite Funko Pops, with lots of gruesome details and a sweet paint job. Just look at those mandibles peeking out from inside his mouth!Get it at Amazon.comFrank The Pug FigureAliens in the Men in Black franchise have to disguise themselves while they wander the Earth so as not to blow the sweet setup they’ve got going. One of the first moments in the film that lets you know things aren’t what they seem is the introduction of alien informant Frank, who occupies the form of an ordinary pug dog. The character was intended to just be a bit gag, but director Barry Sonnenfeld liked his performance so much he brought him back for the sequel. This bobblehead-style figure captures Frank wearing his honorary Men In Black outfit.Get it at Amazon.comAgent G Bishoujo StatueKotobukiya’s oddball Bishoujo statue line has a simple remit: take pop culture characters from all over the place and re-interpret them as foxy females in absurd poses. Their take on the Men in Black franchise introduces a new agent, code-named G, and puts her on the city streets armed with a Neuralizer to wipe the memories of any civilians who might have noticed the tentacle squiggling up from the sewers. The high-quality statue is sculpted by Gill Gill from designs by Shunya Yamashita and stands eight inches tall.Get it at Amazon.comNoisy Cricket ReplicaWhen Agent J first picks up the Noisy Cricket in Men in Black, he’s not terribly impressed. But this alien weapon packs a hell of a punch. The wee little chrome derringer packs a serious punch, and is often given to rookies in the organization as a way of hazing them due to its incredible recoil. This replica isn’t going to throw you through the windshield of a taxicab, but it does have all the accent lights and movie-authentic sound effects that you’d expect so you can freak out your co-workers at least.Get it at Amazon.comMore on Geek.com:The Deadliest ‘Assassin’s Creed’ ToysThe Endgame of ‘Avengers’ ToysThe Most Ruling ‘Game of Thrones’ Toys Stay on target Toy Tuesday: The Best ‘South Park’ ToysThe New Lego UCS Imperial Star Destroyer Is Nearly Four Feet Long last_img read more

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‘Double Asteroid’ Speeding By Earth at 43,000 MPH Captured in Photo

first_img Scientists Uncover New Evidence of Asteroid That Killed DinosaursWashington Monument-Sized Asteroid Will Fly By Earth on Aug. 28 A giant telescope snapped a “double asteroid” as it zoomed by our planet at over 43,000 mph in May.Classified as 1999 KW4, this strange “double asteroid” features two key parts: A bigger structure that’s orbited by a tinier one separated by roughly 1.6 miles, Fox News reported. On May 25, the “double asteroid” was as close as 3.2 million miles to our planet, said a European Southern Observatory (ESO) press release. Even though ESO officials said the “double asteroid” was not a risk to Earth, scientists with the ESO and International Asteroid Warning Network (IAWN) collaborated to predict the object flyby and make preparations to observe it.The ESO leveraged its Very Large Telescope (VLT) to observe the “double asteroid” speeding by our planet. The VLT features a Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet REsearch (SPHERE), an instrument that’s capable of snapping images sharp enough to determine the difference between the two components of the “double asteroid.” The aim of SPHERE is to help scientists spot exoplanets with its adaptive optics (AO) system and coronagraphs.An artist’s impression of the “double asteroid,” also known as 1999 KW4, during its Earth fly-by. (Photo Credit: ESO / M. Kornmesser)“These data, combined with all those that are obtained on other telescopes through the IAWN campaign, will be essential for evaluating effective deflection strategies in the event that an asteroid was found to be on a collision course with Earth,” ESO astronomer Olivier Hainaut said in the press release. “In the worst possible case, this knowledge is also essential to predict how an asteroid could interact with the atmosphere and Earth’s surface, allowing us to mitigate damage in the event of a collision.”Members of #JHUAPL’s DART mission team visit @SpaceX to start planning the launch of @NASA’s first #PlanetaryDefense mission! APL is designing and building the DART spacecraft, which will impact the binary asteroid system Didymos in 2022. #falcon9 @elonmusk pic.twitter.com/mYWBDyuNaA— Johns Hopkins APL (@JHUAPL) May 23, 2019Scientists also noted that 1999 KW4 resembles Didymos, another binary asteroid system that could be a threat to our planet in the future. The binary asteroid system and its companion, “Didymoon,” are the focus of a pioneering planetary defense experiment that will most likely take place down the line. NASA’s DART spacecraft will try to change Didymoon’s orbit around its bigger twin in an asteroid deflection test. Following the impact, ESA’s Hera mission will study the Didymos asteroids and collect important data on Didymoon’s mass, its unique surface properties, and DART crater shape in 2026.More on Geek.com:You Can Help NASA Find Landing Spots on Asteroid BennuESA’s Gaia Spacecraft Discovers Three Random AsteroidsNASA: Giant ‘God of Chaos’ Asteroid Will Fly Past Earth in 2029 Stay on targetlast_img read more

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‘Pokemon Sword and Shield’ Introduce Big New Features

first_img Mint-Condition Set of Pokemon Cards Sold For $107KNew Trailer ‘Pokemon Sword and Shield’ Reveals Team Yell Punks Stay on target If you’re still high on the artistic triumph that was the live-action movie Pokemon: Detective Pikachu, then you may have forgotten that there’s also a brand new exciting Pokemon video game coming later this year. And we aren’t talking about Pokemon Sleep.Discounting last year’s spin-off remakes Pokemon Let’s Go, the upcoming Pokemon Sword and Shield bring the next-generation core Pokemon RPG series to a home console, the Nintendo Switch, for the first time. And a new Pokemon Direct has just gifted us with tons of cool new details on what we can expect in the Galar Region (Pokemon England).Take a look!The biggest new feature, literally, is the Dynamax ability. Seemingly the central new battle gimmick for this game, Dynamax allows Pokemon to temporarily take on giant glowing forms for impressive large-scale kaiju battles either in massive gym stadiums or out in the wild. In the wild trainers can also team up for co-op raid battles against Dynamax Pokemon, a feature that feels very inspired by Pokemon Go.For me though the cooler additions are the new “Wild Area” zones. These stretches of wilderness between the cities allow for more open exploration and it looks like Pokemon themselves are visible on the overworld. Even better? You can actually move the camera, a baby step towards making Pokemon the full-on open world RPG we all know it can be. Hopefully a future Pokemon game will be one big Wild Area, instead of confining it to certain locations.Of course, we also saw some new faces, humans and Pokemon alike. Your rival Hop is the younger brother of Pokemon champion Leon. And you’ll be aided by Professor Magnolia and her granddaughter Sonia. We already knew about starter Pokemon Grookey, Sobble, and Scorbunny. But now we know about snapping turtle Drednaw, crow taxi Corviknight, scared sheep Pokemon Wooloo, and flower Pokemon Gossifleur that involves into cotton-headed Eldegoss. We got a glimpse at the two new legendary Pokemon, too. Zacian and Zamazenta are both regal wolves, but Zacian has a sword in its mouth while Zamazenta has a shield for a beard.To be honest, as cool as Pokemon Sword and Shield look, their overall design still seems a bit conservative and iterative. Pokemon games have always done that, but I foolishly hoped that the move to a console would inspire Game Freak to take a bigger risk. Oh well. We still can’t wait to play these games when they launch on November 15.last_img read more

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12,000-Year-Old Stone Engraved With Animals Found at Prehistoric Site

first_imgStay on target Extremely Rare, Two-Colored Lobster Found in MaineNew Species of Giant Flying Reptile Identified By Scientists A mysterious carved stone, believed to be 12,000 years old, was discovered by archaeologists at a prehistoric site in France.The stone, described as “exceptional,” is engraved with what appears to be a horse and other animals and was found during excavations in the south-western Angoulême district, north of Bordeaux, at an area used as a hunting site by the prehistoric Azilian culture.Markings appear on both sides of the sandstone, the National Archaeological Research Institute (Inrap) said.The prehistoric slab shows engravings of what appears to be front legs of a horse. (Photo Credit: Denis Gliksman / Inrap)“The most visible engraving, that of a headless horse turned to the right, occupies half the surface,” according to a translated statement from Inrap. “The rump and the saddle follow the curves of the natural edge of the stone. Very fine incisions may suggest the coat.”The Palaeolithic stone plate is about 9.8 inches long, 7 inches wide and an inch thick, the institute said.The headless horse is the most visible engraving on the stone but the legs and hooves are also “very realistic, according to Inrap. “Two other animals, smaller, are also slightly incised.”What appears to be a rear of the horse engraved on the stone. (Photo Credit: Denis Gliksman / Inrap)Rudimentary fireplaces comprised of concentrations of heated pebbles, bone remains of fauna, and a flint-sized post, are some of the items unearthed at the site in Angoulême, according to BBC News.The Palaeolithic period, the larger part of the prehistoric Stone Age, is thought to have lasted from 2.6 million years ago to about 12,000 years ago.More on Geek.com:3,000-Year-Old Fingerprints Found at Ancient, Iron Age VillageSecret Underground Chamber Discovered in Ruins of Roman Emperor Nero’s PalaceArchaeologists Find Ancient ‘Cheerios’ at Bronze Age Sitelast_img read more

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