A few quick news items while I finish up a post exploring the extent and structure of beaks in theropods...
"Dinosaur Wars" on PBS's American Experience
I haven't had a chance to check out this new PBS special on the Bone Wars (darn you, unreliable internet connection!) but the whole thing can be seen here.
"Dinomorphosis" on National Geographic's Naked Science
Airing next week, this special explores current knowledge of feathered dinosaurs. You can see the trailer here (not bad, aside from the rampant bunny hands and baffling statement that all feathered dinosaurs were carnivorous), and a related article from the magazine with photo gallery.
Be sure to check out the image of an undescribed Anchiornis specimen in the photo gallery. The preservation is utterly phenomenal, and even the previously-described color pattern is visible to the naked eye.
Also exciting is a new paper on sexual dimorphism and reproduction in the pterosaur Darwinopterus. Check out the great article summarizing the findings at New Scientist, and this skimpier Discovery article highlighting an awesome new restoration of male and female specimens by Mark Witton.