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Tiny Dino: Reconstructing Microraptor's Black Feathers

The First Biplanes Were Dinosaurs

(Image credit: Jeff Martz)

A biplane glider Microraptor gui from China compared with the Wright 1903 Flyer.

Dinosaur Packed Venom in Fangs

(Image credit: Robert DePalma.)

The dinosaur Sinornithosaurus (left) might have used venom delivered with its teeth to help it hunt birds.

Feathered Dinosaurs Leapt from Trees, Not the Ground

(Image credit: University of Kansas)

Scientists created a plastic model of a microraptor to show its gliding capabilities.

Jennifer Welsh
Jennifer Welsh

Jennifer Welsh is a Connecticut-based science writer and editor and a regular contributor to Live Science. She also has several years of bench work in cancer research and anti-viral drug discovery under her belt. She has previously written for Science News, VerywellHealth, The Scientist, Discover Magazine, WIRED Science, and Business Insider.