The Flying Giraffe and Other Fossil Stories of Extinct Reptiles

Imagine a giraffe leaping into the air and flying off. That's what this giant pterosaur was like. Other interpretations about extinct reptiles are not so certain.

The Dinosaurs That Didn’t Evolve

Everyone is understandably fascinated by dinosaurs, but we must separate the empirical facts of their nature from evolutionary stories told about them.

Proof of Dinosaur Feathers?

Opinions are swirling about an amazing piece of amber with enclosed feathers. Let's look at what is known so far.

Media Go Nuts Over Alleged Tyrannosaur Missing Link

From a few bone fragments and lots of imagination, reporters lit the fireworks and marching bands to spin stories for Darwin.

Original Pigment Found in "Dinosaur Feathers"

If pigment in fossil feathers cannot last 150 million years, then the story about bird evolution from dinosaurs is wrong.

Feathered Velociraptor? Untangling the Spin

Discoverers admit this could be a flightless bird. That's not the only problem.

Dinosaurs Wore Scales, Birds Wore Feathers

Interesting new fossils of dinosaurs and birds cause some rethinking, calling into question whether previous thinking was thought out well.

Early Bird Exacerbates Dinosaur Transition

It flew, and looks like a modern shorebird, but it pushes back the evolution of birds from dinosaurs by millions of years. Then there's that unicorn thing.

Birds Go Splat on Evolutionary Theories

A flock of surprising traits of birds has dropped a load on simplistic notions of evolution.

Dinosaur Variety was Extreme

Here are news stories about dinosaurs, from dwarfs to giants that lived in all kinds of habitats.

Birds Evolved Fast Except When They Evolved Slow

To make a dinosaur fly, you have to adjust the rate of evolution by orders of magnitude, and commit other scientific fallacies.

Featherlike Structures Are Not Feathers

The media have jumped all over a discovery of fuzz on a small ornithischian dinosaur, ignoring the evolutionary problems.

Real Feathers Found on Imaginary Dinosaur

We've reported "imaginary feathers" on dinosaurs over the years, but this new fossil bird could fly.

Imaginary Feathers Found on American Dinosaur

Once again, imaginary feathers have been discovered on a "bird-like" dinosaur, this time from the Dakotas.

More Amazing Fossils in China Raise Questions

There was the Jehol biota (Cretaceous), with its "feathered dinosaurs," but now the "prequel" Daohugou biota (Jurassic) is opening eyes wide again.
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