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New Discovery Reveals Insight Into Feathers, Flight Of Archaeopteryx
2014-07-04 09:52:11

Long believed to be one of the first-ever birds, a new Archaeopteryx species has provided additional evidence that feathers evolved long before creatures gained the ability to fly, according to research published online Wednesday in the journal Nature.

Feathered Dinosaurs Developed Larger Brains Before Actually Taking Flight
2013-08-01 05:02:29

Feathered dinosaurs actually developed the larger brains needed for flight before actually taking to the skies, according to a new study published Wednesday in the journal Nature.

Fossil X-Rays Determine Archaeopteryx Had Bright Plumage
2013-06-12 12:51:11

The ‘dino-bird’ Archaeopteryx has long fascinated paleontologists and a new study in the Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry suggests that the animal had bright plumage and wasn’t all-black as previously thought.

Aurornis Xui Discovery Puts Archaeopteryx Back In Bird Family
2013-05-29 15:30:43

A new discovery made by paleontologists digging in China has put Archaeopteryx back on the map as one of the earliest birds.

Evidence Links Birds And Dinosaurs
2012-11-21 21:16:27

More evidence has emerged, published in the journal Current Biology, claiming birds are the descendants of dinosaurs.

New Research Shows Feathered Dinosaur Could Fly
2012-01-25 06:22:05

An international team of researchers led by Brown University has shed some new light on whether the winged dinosaur Archaeopteryx could fly.

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2011-07-28 04:55:00

Archaeopteryx, once believed to be the world’s earliest bird, may actually have been just another feathered dinosaur.

2011-06-23 15:41:35

Why don't you ever see baby pigeons?

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2009-10-09 12:25:00

Experts say new research reveals that the Archaeopteryx, which has long been viewed as the archetypal first bird, was actually a lot less "bird-like" than scientists originally thought.

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2009-01-14 16:15:00

New British research finds that the Archaeopteryx lithographica seems to have been more like a bird than a reptile in terms of hearing ability.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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