How did feathers evolve?

By Aimee Whitcroft 03/05/2013


No doubt you all know by now that fellow Sciblogger and all-around awesomesauce person Siouxsie Wiles has started making some wonderful science videos. If you’ve not already seen and loved them, you can catch them on her YouTube channel – we look forward to the next ones, Siouxsie!

And so, in that vein, I thought I’d share this TedEd wonderful video, voiced by the marvellous Carl Zimmer, explaining how feathers evolved.

Did you know birds are living dinosaurs? Did you ever wonder how they came to fly (given that failing to fly can be rather deadly)? Well, wonder no more 🙂

 

Click here to view the video on YouTube.