Dinosaurs probably shook their tail feathers and "struck a pose" to attract mates

After studying a curious feature in the tail section of oviraptor fossils, a paleontologist from the University of Alberta has concluded that these small dinosaurs must have used their tail plumage to attract mates, a strong indication that these creatures were more sophisticated, elegant — and daintier than… » 1/07/13 1:06pm 1/07/13 1:06pm

Dinosaurs used feathers for sex, not flying

A set of 75 million year-old fossils found in the badlands of southern Alberta is adding credence to the suggestion that dinosaurs used feathers to attract a mate, and not to take flight. The fossils, which are from the oldest feathered dinosaurs ever found, are also offering further proof that all ornithomimids — an… » 10/26/12 9:25am 10/26/12 9:25am

Hard evidence that giant tyrannosaurs were cuter than you ever thought possible

Imagine a tyrannosaur weighing one and a half tons, completely covered in soft, downy plumage. Even its tail is fluffy with feathers. Though we've known for a while that many dinosaurs were covered in feathers, a group of Chinese researchers have now provided direct evidence that gigantic, deadly tyrannosaurs might… » 4/04/12 12:00pm 4/04/12 12:00pm