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image: Image of the Day: Stretchy Chicken Skin

Image of the Day: Stretchy Chicken Skin

By | August 25, 2017

In a developing chicken embryo, skin cells pull on each other, forming multicellular mounds that eventually turn into properly-spaced feathers.

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image: Dinosaur Feathers Found in Amber

Dinosaur Feathers Found in Amber

By | December 12, 2016

The first-of-its-kind sample includes both vertebral segments and feathers.

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image: Source of Scales, Feathers, Hair

Source of Scales, Feathers, Hair

By | June 27, 2016

Reptiles, birds, and mammals all produce tiny, bump-like structures during development.   

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image: Color Clues in Dino Fossils

Color Clues in Dino Fossils

By | August 31, 2015

Researchers confirm that some microscopic imprints in fossilized dinosaur feathers are pockets of melanin.

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image: “Feathered Poodle From Hell” Dino Found

“Feathered Poodle From Hell” Dino Found

By | July 20, 2015

A newly discovered relative of Velociraptor had abundant plumage and birdlike wings.  

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image: Scales Over Feathers

Scales Over Feathers

By | June 3, 2015

A comprehensive analysis of fossilized dinosaur skin samples suggests feathers were not the norm.

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image: Avian-Inspired Color

Avian-Inspired Color

By | May 26, 2015

By taking cues from bird feathers, scientists engineer nanoparticle structures that produce striking colors.

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image: Fossil Freshens Views on Dinosaur Feathers

Fossil Freshens Views on Dinosaur Feathers

By | July 28, 2014

A feather-covered herbivorous dinosaur offers a surprising perspective on plumage. 

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image: Dinosaurs’ Shiny Black Feathers

Dinosaurs’ Shiny Black Feathers

By | March 9, 2012

A 130 million-year-old winged dinosaur offers scientist the oldest evidence of iridescent feathers.

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image: Ruffling Dinosaur Feathers

Ruffling Dinosaur Feathers

By | September 15, 2011

Dinosaur and early bird feathers trapped in amber around 80 million years ago provide unprecedented insight into the evolution of plumage.

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