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The fossil feathers of a 36 million year-old penguin give clues to some of its modern features, a new Science study reports.

“Before this fossil, we had no evidence about the feathers, colors and flipper shapes of ancient penguins. We had questions and this was our first chance to start answering them,” said Julia Clarke, lead author and paleontologist at The University of Texas at Austin.