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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 ...

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 ...