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Colored bird eggs traced to dinosaurs

World / Science & Health Nov 1, 2018

Colored bird eggs traced to dinosaurs

Birds have more in common with dinosaurs than previously thought — they inherited colored eggs directly from their scaly ancestors, according to research released Wednesday. The evolutionary link between dinosaurs and birds has been recognized for centuries, but ornithologists long believed that birds evolved their ...

World / Science & Health Aug 14, 2018

200-million-year-old pterosaur 'built for flying'

Scientists on Monday unveiled a previously unknown species of giant pterosaur, the first creatures with a backbone to fly under their own power. Neither dino nor bird, pterosaurs — more commonly known as pterodactyls — emerged during the late Triassic period more than 200 million ...

How does a 1-ton dino hatch its eggs? Carefully

National / Science & Health May 16, 2018

How does a 1-ton dino hatch its eggs? Carefully

Most dinosaurs buried their eggs and hoped for the best, but some species — including a few hefty ones — built nests and pampered unhatched offspring much as birds do today, researchers reported Wednesday. Which raises an intriguing question: How did creatures nearly as heavy ...

Horny dino's headgear borne of sexual selection, study finds

World / Science & Health Mar 21, 2018

Horny dino's headgear borne of sexual selection, study finds

Horned dinosaurs including Triceratops likely evolved their impressive head displays for the purpose of attracting a mate, rather than to recognize members of their own species, according to research published Wednesday. The elaborate frills and horns of such ceratopsians, a group of four-legged herbivores that ...