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Chickens And Turkeys Closer To Dinosaur Ancestors Than Other

Chickens And Turkeys 'Closer To Dinosaur Ancestors' Than Other Birds

Christopher Pilny for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Apparently the annoying kid from Jurassic Park was right: Velociraptors were "six-foot turkeys." According to research out of the University of Kent, chickens and turkeys are more...

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turkey day science
2014-11-26 06:59:57

When you sit down to enjoy your turkey dinner this Thanksgiving, you can do so content in the knowledge that it will not only tickle your taste buds, but it could one day help save your life.

2014-08-18 16:30:17

Company launches Back-to-School Pinterest Sweepstakes encouraging fans to share creative, time-saving ideas that make it easy to eat well WILLMAR, Minn., Aug.

2014-03-14 12:30:21

Industry Associations Support Hybrid Turkeys Commitment to Animal Welfare Employees Remain Suspended Pending Full Investigation KITCHENER, ON, March 14, 2014

2014-03-05 12:28:18

First in Canada to Video Monitor Euthanasia Investment in cooperative research with Campbell Center for the Study of Animal Welfare - University of Guelph KITCHENER,

Just In Time For Thanksgiving Comes Turkey Science: Exclusive
2013-11-27 14:55:11

Every Thanksgiving, 46 million turkeys are consumed by 88 percent of Americans, but what do we actually know about the bird that graces our table each year? redOrbit has dug up some facts about the delectable birds to help throw a little knowledge down at the dinner table this year to impress the in-laws.

2013-10-28 23:29:43

This holiday season, DeBragga provides all of the top quality, naturally raised meats everyone needs to celebrate every occasion.

Wild Turkey Damage Mostly Exaggerated
2013-06-05 15:23:11

As populations of wild turkeys have increased, the number of complaints about crop damage has also increased. However, a literature review which will be published in the June 2013 issue of Journal of Integrated Pest Management, finds that these claims are mostly exaggerated.


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2005-06-02 11:22:49

The Ocellated Turkey (Meleagris ocellata) is a large bird around measuring 70-90 cm long and weighing from 3 kg (female) to 4 kg (male). In the past, it has sometimes been treated in a genus of its own (Agriocharis ocellata) but the differences between this species and Meleagris gallopavo are too small to justify generic segregation. More colorful than its northern relative the Wild Turkey, this species has a much more restricted distribution and is only found in the subtropical lowlands...

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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.