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Feathers came first, then birds

June 4, 2019

New research, led by the University of Bristol, suggests that feathers arose 100 million years before birds –…
Colorful bird feathers offer evolutionary clues

May 6, 2019

Researchers at the University of Arizona (UA) and other institutions have discovered a new twist on the idea…
Feather mites may help clean birds’ plumage, study shows

April 2, 2019

Feather mites and birds have a unique relationship: the mites help birds keep their feathers healthy by removing…
Scientists find out how bird feathers are arranged in waves

February 24, 2019

Bird feathers are technically still just a form of skin. It is really bizarre how such a simple…
Molecular Analysis of Anchiornis Feather Gives Clues to Origin of Flight

January 29, 2019

An international team of researchers has performed molecular analysis on fossil feathers from a small, feathered dinosaur from…
Feathers: Better Than Velcro?

January 17, 2019

You may have seen a kid play with a feather, or you may have played with one yourself:…
New discovery pushes origin of feathers back by 70 million years

December 19, 2018

An international team of palaeontologists, which includes the University of Bristol, has discovered that the flying reptiles, pterosaurs,…
The ancient armor of fish – scales – provide clues to hair, feather development

July 18, 2018

When sea creatures first began crawling and slithering onto land about 385 million years ago, they carried with…
Tiny dinosaur may have dazzled mates with rainbow ruff and a bony crest

January 19, 2018

Ancient dinosaurs were adorned in some amazing ways, from the horns of the triceratops to the plates and…
Making chicken feathers

July 19, 2017

The rubber-like elasticity of skin, which contracts to its original shape after being stretched, is key to the…
Silent flights: How owls could help make wind turbines and planes quieter

June 22, 2015

A newly-designed material, which mimics the wing structure of owls, could help make wind turbines, computer fans and…
New Nano Materials Inspired by Bird Feathers Play with Light to Create Color

May 14, 2015

Inspired by the way iridescent bird feathers play with light, scientists have created thin films of material in…
How cormorants emerge dry after deep dives

June 17, 2014

Feathers have long been recognized as a classic example of efficient water-shedding — as in the well-known expression…
Nanostructured capsules could bring about paints and electronic displays that never fade

March 18, 2014

Among the taxidermal specimens in Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology, past centuries-old fur coats, arises a flicker of…
Hue of barn swallow breast feathers can influence their health

August 28, 2013

For female North American barn swallows, looking good pays healthy dividends. A new study conducted at the University…
How do we know what colour dinosaur feathers were?

April 1, 2013

How do we know what colour dinosaur feathers were? Paleontologists are one step closer to solving this long-standing…
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