...if dinosaurs had feathers? (with Jingmai O'Connor)
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When the new Jurassic World movie came out last month, we invited Dr. Jingmai O’Connor, a paleontologist at the Field Museum, onto the show to help us think about whether or not humans could ever coexist with dinosaurs. She blew our minds a little bit when she told us that we already have dinosaurs living among us today—birds!

If birds are examples of living dinosaurs….

Ever wonder if prehistoric dinosaurs had feathers like their modern counterparts?

In this short, Jingmai explores our relationship with birds, how birds evolved from prehistoric dinosaurs, and how we know that some dinosaurs had early versions of feathers.

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