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It's A Bird! It's A Plane! It's A... Dinosaur?

Here's something that might make you might think twice before ordering a bucket of drumsticks: tasty as they may be, those cooked morsels of meat actually come from... dinosaurs.

This hour, we take a closer look at what paleontologists have learned about the prehistoric ancestors of modern-day birds

But don't imagine all of your favorite dinos as chickens just yet.

New research suggests that T. Rex didn't have feathers like some of its relatives. We find out why and we also hear from you.

GUESTS:

  • Dr. Scott Persons - Paleontologist at the University of Alberta
  • Dr. Bhart-Anjan Bhullar - Professor and Curator of Paleontology at Yale University
  • Dr. Dave Blackburn - Associate Curator of Amphibians and Reptiles at the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida

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Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired on July 14, 2017.