Monday, February 8, 2010

"This is science, not Avatar"

There's something about dinosaurs lately. For a long time we had no idea what dinosaurs would have looked like alive. For most species, we still don't. Finally, scientists have published what they believe is the most accurate representation of the color and appearance of Sinosauropteryx, the first dinosaur (not yet a bird) to be discovered with feathers. This work was possible because pigment containing structures in the feathers, known as melanosomes, survived fossilized. So this is probably what the beast looked like:

Too cool. Full article here:

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