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REVEALED: Why Feathers First Evolved

| Tim Wogan | Posted 07.06.2014 | Science

The bladed, quill-like feathers of modern birds are essential for flight, and over millions of years they have become highly specialized for this pur...

'Proto-Bird' Debate Enters Surprising New Chapter

natureheader | Matt Kaplan | Posted 11.12.2013 | Science

Although it has long been debated whether the proto-bird Archaeopteryx was able to actually fly or merely evolving toward that ability, to date nobody...

What Color Was Mysterious Dinobird? Fossil Study Yields Answer

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 06.12.2013 | Science

A transitional species that represents a link between dinosaurs and birds may have sported pale feathers that were dark at the tips, a new study sugg...

Will Newfound Fossil End Debate Over World's Earliest Bird?

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 05.30.2013 | Science

LOS ANGELES -- A raven-sized creature that lived about 150 million years ago is back on its perch, a new study says. The creature called Archaeoptery...

Republicans and the Unsung Fossils (Starting With 'A')

Robert J. Asher | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Robert J. Asher

Paleontology is one of many lines of evidence that support Darwin's view of biological evolution. Denying this is just as absurd as claiming that the moon is made of cheese or that "legitimate rape" does not result in pregnancy.

Cara Santa Maria

TALK NERDY TO ME: Dinosaurs In Our Midst?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 04.16.2012 | Science

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Dinosaur Discovery: Study Suggests Famous Fossil Is Not A Bird

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 09.26.2011 | Green

NEW YORK — One of the world's most famous fossil creatures, widely considered the earliest known bird, is getting a rude present on the 150th bi...