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Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus
2014-07-25 04:34:09

An international team of researchers has discovered the first-ever fossils belonging to a plant-eating dinosaur that contained both scales and featherlike structures, suggesting that plumage might have been present in a far greater number of species than previously believed.

Hue Of Barn Swallow Breast Feathers Can Influence Their Health
2013-08-21 09:55:26

Swallows with artificially darkened breast feathers show decreased levels of oxidative damage to DNA, proteins and fats

Feathered Dinosaur Fossils Discovered In North America
2012-10-26 05:01:43

Researchers found evidence of feathers preserved with a juvenile and two adults skeletons of Ornithomimus. This discovery suggests that all ornithomimid dinosaurs would have had feathers.

Image 1 - Fossil Feathers Reveal Lineage Of Extinct, Flightless Ibis
2011-11-23 04:07:43

A remarkable first occurred recently at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History when ornithologists used 700- to 1,100-year-old feathers from a long extinct species of Hawaiian ibis to help determine the bird's place in the ibis family tree.

2009-08-05 07:15:00

DES PLAINES, Ill., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- United Feather & Down, the nation's premier purveyor of luxury down for use in high-quality bedding is, for the first time, offering unprecedented value for online shoppers.

2005-08-10 16:15:00

Feathers are the essence of birds. Without them, birds could not fly or attract mates. But how exactly do feathers form molecularly? Experimentally testing one current hypothesis, developmental biologists at University of Wisconsin Medical School believe they now have the answer.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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