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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

[Scientists] have managed to create a chicken embryo with a dinosaur-like snout and palate, similar to that of small feathered dinosaurs like Velociraptor. The results are published in the journal Evolution. The team's aim was to understand how the bird beak evolved, because the beak is such a vital part of bird anatomy. It has been crucial for their success. The 10,000 or more bird species occupy a wide range of habitats, and many have specialised beaks to help them survive. But they did not set out to create a "dino-chicken", say lead authors Bhart-Anjan Bhullar of Yale University in New Haven and Arkhat Abzhanov of Harvard University in Cambridge, US.

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Yeah, I'm going to rank this one up there with glyphosate and fluoridation.

#1 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-01-14 11:47 PM | Reply

#1 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-01

Well welcome back Mr Rat I hope Rcade wasn't to ruff on you in his dungeon

#2 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2018-01-15 02:21 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"The work highlights that beaks develop very differently from snouts, using a different set of genes, says Michael Benton of Bristol University in the UK. "That's what proves the beak is a real adaptation or 'thing', not just a slightly different nose shape."

interesting

#3 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2018-01-15 02:36 AM | Reply

VELOCIRAPTOR ~ boingboing.net

Isn't this the guy in the movie that wanted their eggs back?

#4 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-16 12:33 PM | Reply

If you'll be my dino-chicken
I'll be your Tennessee lamb
And we can walk together down in Jurassic land

*Apologies to Little Feat, Steven Spielberg and really, pretty much everybody

#5 | Posted by cbob at 2018-01-16 12:44 PM | Reply

How much will the Buffalo wings on that one cost?

#6 | Posted by bat4255 at 2018-01-16 12:56 PM | Reply

I bet it tastes like chicken. Bigly.

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-16 01:22 PM | Reply

Yes, but what does it TASTE like? That's what we care about.

#8 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-01-16 03:18 PM | Reply

VELOCIRAPTOR ~ boingboing.net
Isn't this the guy in the movie that wanted their eggs back?

#4 | POSTED BY TWINPAC

Yeah, except they weren't nearly as big in real life. They were pint sized and weighed about 15-30 lbs tops.

#9 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-01-16 03:20 PM | Reply

Jurassic Park style cloning won't work even if completely intact DNA was found.

Oxygen levels 65+Million years ago were way higher while allowed for the evolution of extreme fauna like dinosaurs and huge insects.

Any clones dinosaur would need much bigger lungs just to breathe in our current environment. It's the same reason why there are no dragon flies with a foot wingspan today.

You could conceivably have cloned dinosaurs in hyperbaric chambers but they could never run free.

#10 | Posted by jamesgelliott at 2018-01-16 04:21 PM | Reply

Jurassic Park style cloning won't work even if completely intact DNA was found.
Oxygen levels 65+Million years ago were way higher while allowed for the evolution of extreme fauna like dinosaurs and huge insects.
Any clones dinosaur would need much bigger lungs just to breathe in our current environment. It's the same reason why there are no dragon flies with a foot wingspan today.
You could conceivably have cloned dinosaurs in hyperbaric chambers but they could never run free.

#10 | POSTED BY JAMESGELLIOTT

Stop ruining Jurassic Park!

Let the terrible exaggerations of dinosaurs, poor writing and dreadful acting ruin it on its own.

#11 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-01-16 04:26 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Com'on guys. It was only a movie.

#12 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-16 11:21 PM | Reply

but, but, but... the Bible doesn't say so...

#13 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-01-17 07:03 PM | Reply

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