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Archaeopteryx fossil contains fragments of original feathers

Using new analysis technology, scientists have been able to find original fragments of Archaeopteryx's feathers. Archaeopteryx is the most iconic of fossils: Many of the specimens beautifully capture this snapshot of evolution - showing the creature's skeleton, feathers and teeth in great detail. But now a new scanning technique has

“Early bird” Archaeopteryx may not be a bird after all

Renewed analysis of Archaeoperyx fossils reveal that the "bird" was actually a feathered dinosaur that was capable of some aerial behavior. Dr. Erickson said in an interview that studied under a polarizing microscope, the dense microstructure of the bone showed few traces of blood vessels. He said this was evidence of

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