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Tanzanian 'beast' sheds light on gigantic dinosaur group

World / Science & Health Feb 14, 2019

Tanzanian 'beast' sheds light on gigantic dinosaur group

A relatively complete skeleton of a long-necked, long-tailed plant-eater excavated from a rocky cliff above a Tanzanian river is providing insight into the early evolution of a dinosaur group that later included Earth's largest-ever land animals. Scientists on Wednesday announced the discovery of fossils of ...

What makes female birds swoon? Big brains

World / Science & Health Jan 11, 2019

What makes female birds swoon? Big brains

Male birds are often the ones with the most vibrant feathers, or the most elaborate songs, but researchers said Thursday that what lady birds could really appreciate is a male who shows his intelligence. The report in the journal Science aligns with one of Charles ...

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 ...

Birds that blush: scientists document macaw mystery

World / Science & Health Aug 23, 2018

Birds that blush: scientists document macaw mystery

Have you ever heard of macaws that blush? Researchers still don't quite understand how it works, but a French team has observed the phenomenon multiple times in a group of five captive blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna). They published their findings Wednesday in the journal PLOS One. Blue-and-yellow ...