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  • Dinosaur Brains Flight-Ready Long Before They Took To the Air
    By on August 6, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “Dinosaurs evolved the brain power for flight long before they took to the air, new evidence presented in the journal Nature suggests. Contrary to the cliche, a ‘bird brain’ describes a relatively enlarged brain with the capacity required for flight. However, based on high-resolution X-ray computed tomographic (CT) scans, researchers found that at least a few non-avian dinosaurs had brains as large or larger than Archaeopteryx, (more…)

  • Dinosaur Feathers Found In Amber
    By on September 15, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “A stunning array of prehistoric feathers, including dinosaur protofeathers, has been discovered in Late Cretaceous amber from Canada. ‘Protofeathers aren’t known from any modern, existing groups of birds and therefore the most obvious interpretation is that they belong to dinosaurs,’ said University of Alberta professor, Alexander P. Wolfe. The 78 to 79-million-year-old amber preserved the feathers in vivid detail, including (more…)

  • Farmer Discovers Fossil of Ant-Eating Dinosaur
    By on March 31, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    A newly discovered ant-eating dinosaur was built for speedy running and stability.