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The great dinosaur debate: Feathers or scales?

The discovery of dinosaur feathers in an ancient chunk of amber is just the latest piece of evidence showing the evolutionary link between modern birds and prehistoric creatures, scientists say.

Published: The New Daily, 10/12/16


The first dinosaur tail discovered in amber



© R. C. McKellar, Royal Saskatchewan Museum / via National Geographic

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Dinosaur Tail Found Perfectly Entombed In Amber After 99 Million Years

The tail of a 99 million-year-old dinosaur has been found entombed in amber, an unprecedented discovery that has blown away scientists.

Xing Lida, a Chinese paleontologist found the specimen, the size of a dried apricot, at an amber market in northern Myanmar near the Chinese border. 474 more words

National/World News

Lucky find offers our first look at a dinosaur tail, complete with feathers

(Source: arstechnica.com)

Geoscientist Lida Xing was shopping at an amber market in Myitkyina, Myanmar in 2015 when he saw an unusual piece of amber. Trapped inside was a small object that the amber merchants thought was a sprig of leaves. 634 more words


Lunchtime Archaeology 

“Tin-rannosaurus Rex”

tin foil and sticky tack 

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