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2013-12-18 13:31:32

It's the festive season, time for eating, drinking and being merry, and any thoughts of reaching goals like losing weight or keeping on top of finances go out of the window. And now a team of psychologists at the University of Sheffield have carried out new research which suggests that burying our head in the sand instead of trying to meet our targets this month is completely understandable - in fact we are motivated to do so. Dr Thomas Webb, from the University's Department of...

2013-05-07 20:25:48

LOS ANGELES, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jison Case, premier manufacturer of high-end, handcrafted cases for Apple and Android devices, announces the arrival of its luxe Ostrich Leather series of cases for the iPhone 5, iPad mini, the iPad 4/3/2, the Samsung Galaxy SIII and the Galaxy Note 2. Each case provides superb protection in sleek silhouettes that maintain the integrity of each device's individual slim shape. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130507/LA09672) Handmade by...

2012-05-09 09:32:41

People walking normally, women tottering in high heels and ostriches strutting all exert the same forces on the ground despite very differently-shaped feet, according to research funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. The finding suggests that prosthetic lower limbs and robots' legs could be made more efficient by making them less human-like and more like the prosthetics used by 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius. Walking involves a...

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2011-08-10 13:00:00

Researchers say a jawbone found in Kazakhstan gives more evidence towards the theory that giant birds roamed the Earth during the same time as the dinosaur. The team said the new species had a skull about 12-inches long and would have stood 6 to 9 feet tall.  The researchers also said the bird would have had a wingspan of about 13 feet. The only other evidence of a bird of this size during the period was a fossilized spinal bone found in France and was reported in a 1995 paper in the...

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2010-07-01 07:34:54

The flightless ostrich uses its wings very effectively in high-performance running and may provide valuable information about how its dinosaur ancestors moved, say researchers in Germany Once thought to be "evolutionary leftovers", new research has shown that ostriches in fact use their feathered forelimbs as sophisticated air-rudders and braking aids. According to the researchers, wing-use and hindlimb function in ostriches may help paleontologists in their quest to reconstruct locomotor...

2009-09-22 11:08:32

Authorities in Mississippi said they had to handcuff an emu and shock it with a Taser to remove the ostrich-like flightless bird from a roadway. Scott County sheriff's deputies said they initially received reports Friday of two emus on Interstate 20 and Highway 80, but they were unable to locate either of the animals until further calls Sunday placed one of the birds on the I-20 on-ramp in Forest, WBLT-TV, Jackson, Miss., reported Tuesday. Officer Kiley Culpepper said deputies had to use...

2009-06-18 17:00:22

One dad at the National Zoo in Washington -- a male rhea -- is learning that raising children gets easier as time goes on. The zoo's adult male rhea will be celebrating his second straight Father's Day with a brood of his own, having incubated and raised his charges once they were hatched, the zoo said in a news release Thursday. The four chicks, hatched May 8, are reaping the benefits of dad having a year of paternity under his wing. Zoo officials said he seemed unruffled about being a...

2009-02-04 13:52:03

Officials with the Swedish Pizza Championships said the top prize went to a pie topped with ostrich fillet, mango, chili and fresh coriander. Hassan Saraoe of Kalmar impressed the eight-member jury with his Exotic Ostrich Pizza and won $1,200 and the chance to represent his country at the Europe-wide pizza cooking competition, The Local reported Wednesday. It was a wow experience when I had a taste. The tastes were very unusual for a pizza, competition manager David Khabbazi said of the...

2008-10-04 15:00:14

By JACKIE LOOHAUIS-BENNETT They're not exactly snow birds. For one thing, some of them have hooves. But plenty of animals at the Milwaukee County Zoo head "south" for the winter -- or as zookeepers here like to say, "go Down Under." And visitors have only a short time to see some familiar feathered or furry faces before they disappear until spring. These animal inhabitants simply can't take what a Wisconsin winter dishes out. "Some animals here are weather-dependent. It gets too cold...

2008-09-11 18:01:43

Ostriches, emus, kiwis and other winged non-flyers might seem to be birds of a feather, sharing similar evolutionary origins, but the story could turn out to be much weirder, with perhaps numerous flying ancestors. This group of birds, called ratites, has been viewed by biologists as part of a larger group (paleognaths) of mostly extinct birds that are key to understanding the early evolution of birds. All living ratites are found in the Southern Hemisphere and share features associated...


Latest Ostrich Reference Libraries

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2006-10-19 13:20:44

Cassowaries, Casuarius, are very large flightless birds native to the tropical forests of New Guinea and northeastern Australia. Cassowaries are part of the ratite group of birds that include the emu, rhea, ostrich, moa, and kiwi. There are three species of Cassowary recognized today: The Southern Cassowary of Australia and New Guinea; the Dwarf Cassowary of New Guinea and New Britain; and the Northern Cassowary of New Guinea. Some nearby islands have small populations of these birds, but it...

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2006-09-25 15:26:54

The Emu, Dromaius novaehollandiae, is the largest bird native to Australia and the only existing member of the genus Dromaius. It is also the second largest bird in the world by height, after the ostrich. The Emu is common over most of mainland Australia, although it avoids heavily populated areas, dense forest and arid areas. There are three existing subspecies in Australia: In the southeast, D. novaehollandiae novaehollandiae. In the north, D. novaehollandiae woodwardi. In the...

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2006-09-25 15:21:14

The Ostrich, Struthio camelus, is a flightless bird native to Africa. It is the only living species of its family, Struthionidae. Ostriches occur naturally on the savannas and Sahel of Africa, both north and south of the equatorial forest zone. Other members of this group include rheas, emus, cassowaries and the largest bird ever, the now-extinct Aepyornis. Six subspecies are recognized: S.c. australis in Southern Africa S.c. camelus in North Africa. S.c. massaicus in East Africa. S.c....

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