With all the Katrina (and other) stuff, I’ve gotten a bit behind on the *cough* important news.

Dinosaurs may have been a fluffy lot

THE popular image of Tyrannosaurus rex and other killer dinosaurs may have to be changed as a scientific consensus emerges that many were covered with feathers.

“S/he eats like a bird” is a phrase that may have to, uhm, go the way of the dinosaur.

h.t. Jerry Pournelle’s Chaos Manor Mail (On another note, the same link leads to a first hand report w/photos on Katrina’s aftermath from Lt. Cdr. Phillip Pournelle, Exec of USNS SWIFT)