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When it comes to protection from extreme temperatures, the polar bear fur is much more efficient than what we can develop for insulating our buildings.
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Until recently no one could say whether the stunning tail feathers of peacocks actually drew the eyes of peahens.
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Some feathered dinosaurs used tail plumage to attract mates, much like modern-day peacocks and turkeys, according to a new study.
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Neanderthals harvested feathers from birds in order to use them as personal ornaments, a new study has suggested.
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While the concept of regenerative medicine is comparatively new, animals are well known to remake their hair and feathers regularly by normal regenerative physiological processes.
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The colour and detailed feather pattern of Microraptor, a pigeon-sized, four-winged dinosaur that lived about 130 million years ago, has been revealed by a team of American and Chinese researchers.
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A winged dinosaur long thought to be a "missing link" in the evolution of birds may have been adorned with black feathers just like modern birds, scientists have found.
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In science fiction, amber preserved the DNA that allowed rebirth of dinosaurs in Jurassic Park. In real life, amber preserved feathers that provide a new image of what dinosaurs looked like.
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Feathers from rare Pacific seabirds over the past 120 years have shown an increase in a type of toxic mercury.
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New research suggests that chicken feathers could be used to produce eco-friendly, biodegradable plastics.
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A new study has revealed that flamingos apply natural make-up to attract mates.
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In a new research, scientists have suggested that birds may have evolved elaborate feathers first for touch sensing, with sexual selection coming later.
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