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Dino Edition: How do we know what dinosaurs looked like?

from  Brains On! Science podcast for kids

Mar 2, 2021


20 years ago, we pictured dinosaurs as green, scaly animals. But times have changed! Now, we know some dinosaurs had feathers. And who knows — maybe some even had stripes. This episode looks at how we figure out what color dinosaurs might’ve been. We talk to Jingmai O’Connor, who studies fossil reptiles, about finding color pigment in fossils. And paleoartist Emily Willoughby talks to a “museum” about how her dino-depictions have changed over the years.  Our co-host, Elyana, also brought us th...more

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