1. Which came first: the bird or the bird brain?
New research led by the American Museum of Natural History provides evidence that dinosaurs evolved the brainpower necessary for flight well before they actually took to the air as birds.
The researchers used high-resolution X-ray computed tomography (CT) scanners to peer inside the braincases of more than two dozen specimens, including modern birds, one of the earliest known transitional birds—Archaeopteryx—and closely related non-avian dinosaurs like tyrannosaurs.
Get the full story here.

    Which came first: the bird or the bird brain?

    New research led by the American Museum of Natural History provides evidence that dinosaurs evolved the brainpower necessary for flight well before they actually took to the air as birds.

    The researchers used high-resolution X-ray computed tomography (CT) scanners to peer inside the braincases of more than two dozen specimens, including modern birds, one of the earliest known transitional birds—Archaeopteryx—and closely related non-avian dinosaurs like tyrannosaurs.

    Get the full story here.

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