by Terry Burton, Digital Media Coordinator
A very interesting new dino discovery from China — a four-winged, chicken-sized dinosaur that’s the oldest bird-like dinosaur found to date. Dubbed Anchiornis huxleyi, this find pushes back the age of dinosaurs bearing flight feathers to 160 million years ago. The earlier date — 5 million years before Archaeopteryx, the oldest known bird — furthers weakens the argument that birds did not have enough time to evolve from dinosaurs. See the article in Scientific American for more.