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 ...

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 ...

Bird-like dinosaur Archaeopteryx could fly, but not very well

World / Science & Health Mar 14, 2018

Bird-like dinosaur Archaeopteryx could fly, but not very well

The famous dino-bird Archaeopteryx may not have been a champion aviator but was fully capable of flying despite key skeletal differences from its modern cousins, according to a study. Scientists said on Tuesday they had examined Archaeopteryx's wing architecture using state-of-the-art scanning and compared it ...