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SCIENCE EXPLAINS: Dinosaur Awesomeness!

Dinosaurs Are Survivors

So far in this slideshow, we've talked a lot about how dinosaurs managed to survive for such an unprecedented length of time: from 230 million years ago to the end of the Cretaceous, 65 million years ago. But the truth is, dinosaurs are still surviving among us today as those errant poop-bombers of the sky: birds. Far from being a blast from the past, dinosaurs are thriving all around us. They sing us pretty songs, feed us by the billion, and have taught us how to take to the skies in our own way. We have a lot to thank birds for, so next time you see one, make sure you shake its hand...or, uh, talon.

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