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Fossils, now available in color

A closer look at fossilized feathers suggests pigment may have been preserved

5:56pm, July 8, 2008

Researchers have found what appear to be remnants of pigment in fossilized feathers, opening the possibility of reconstructing the colors of many long-extinct animals.

Dark stripes in a 100-million-year-old fossilized feather — coming from an early bird or a dinosaur — contain particles that

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