The four-winged dinosaur Microraptor had a rare taste for fish

Four-winged and clad in iridescent black plumage, the dinosaur known as Microraptor is among the most intriguing subjects of paleontological inquiry in recent memory. Now, fossilized guts reveal the crow-sized creature is also one of the few dinosaurs known to have dined on fish. This strange, shiny-feathered reptile … »4/23/13 4:37pm4/23/13 4:37pm


This four-winged dinosaur is helping rewrite the book on prehistoric plumage

What color were the dinosaurs? It's a question that people have puzzled over for close to 200 years, and one that many long believed to be unanswerable. But a few years ago, scientists discovered that microscopic structures called melanosomes could be used to reveal prehistoric creatures' true hues. »3/08/12 6:56pm3/08/12 6:56pm