The Real Colors of a Dinosaur Revealed for the First TimeS

Readers, meet Anchiornis huxleyi in its true colors. Anchiornis huxleyi, here are some readers. And no, you can't eat them, you oversized chicken, you.

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The paleontologist team—who published the results of their study in last issue of Science—obtained 29 melanosome samples from all over the body of the Anchiornis, comparing them to the feathers of modern birds. The result was an accurate map of the animal's colors, the first true-to-life picture of a dinosaur.

Now, I only wonder how you taste like, Anchiornis, properly brined and cooked slowly in a thick pan, with some carrots, potatoes, and shallots. [National Geographic]