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2014-09-18 08:29:57

MIAMI, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Movement is the key to good health, as everyone knows by now. But what happens when the body is in pain and moving is just not practical? Aveya Beauty (http://aveyabeauty.com/), maker of all-natural health and beauty products, has an answer. Premium Emu Oil has shown promise in helping turbo charge the body's own healing and restorative processes both inside and out. This surprisingly adaptable product is currently for sale on Amazon:...

2014-09-16 12:35:31

-- Company announces launch of three new brands, a new partnership with Highlights for Children, and expanded retail distribution -- MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kids creativity company Kiwi Crate is extending its leadership in designing and delivering products and experiences for young makers. With the launch of three new brands that triple its addressable age range, as well as the nationwide distribution of its kits at Target stores and the introduction of its first...

Aussie's Can No Longer Claim The Kiwi's Origins
2014-05-23 11:52:31

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New Zealand’s iconic kiwi is not related to Australia’s emu, but instead is derived from the extinct Madagascan elephant bird, according to a new study in the journal Science. The study also concluded that both of these flightless birds were once able to take to the air. With the kiwi being about the size of a chicken and the Madagascan elephant bird standing around 6 to 9 feet tall – the two make for a bit of an evolutionary...

2014-04-24 08:29:53

KIWI magazine is pleased to announce the winning schools in its National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day 2013 contest; each school was awarded a $1,000 grant from the Whole Kids Foundation NEW YORK, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KIWI magazine is happy to announce the winners of its National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day 2013 contest. In honor of National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day--an annual event created by KIWI that highlights school lunch--KIWI partnered with the Whole Kids...

Euryapteryx
2014-03-05 04:24:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A report published in the journal PLOS ONE from a pair of researchers at Griffith University in Australia has refined the species status for the New Zealand moa – a large, extinct flightless bird. "Despite more than 100 years of research being devoted to the issue, determining species status is challenging, especially where there is an absence of substantial morphological, physiological, and behavioral data," explained study author...

2014-01-12 23:03:43

Shane Michaels releases a review of Kiwi-Klenz, a digestive supplement created by Xtend-Life to enhance health and proper digestion. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) January 11, 2014 Kiwi-Klenz, a digestive supplement created by Xtend-Life to help improve the absorption of food and nutritional supplements for overall better health has caught the attention of Shane Michaels, prompting and investigative review. “Most people don’t realize that it’s not just what they eat that has an impact on...

2014-01-11 23:01:50

Shane Michaels releases a review of Kiwi-Klenz, a digestive supplement created by Xtend-Life to enhance health and proper digestion. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) January 11, 2014 Kiwi-Klenz, a digestive supplement created by Xtend-Life to help improve the absorption of food and nutritional supplements for overall better health has caught the attention of Shane Michaels, prompting and investigative review. “Most people don’t realize that it’s not just what they eat that has an impact on...

Giant Moa Not So Giant
2013-12-19 14:20:21

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study of the extinct giant moa has found the massive flightless birds were actually less robust than previously believed. In the study, which was published in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers conducted computer tomography (CT) scans of full giant moa skeletons to create comprehensive digital images which were used to determine the birds' mass and general constitution. The team also scanned a smaller moa species called Pachyornis...

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...

2013-07-12 23:37:12

Longview Farms marks twentieth anniversary of offering Emu oil products to consumers. Bloomsburg, PA (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 Visit LongviewFarms.com and you’ll find a website which is one of the only places online where every personal care product featured is quality Emu oil-based. There are products for aches and pains, hair loss, skin rejuvenation, sun and radiation burns, and much more. Sounds great, right? Well, it gets even better! Every time a consumer places an order, they...


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2006-10-19 13:28:36

The tinamous are one of the most ancient groups of bird, members of a South American bird family of about 47 species in 9 genera. Although they look similar to other ground-dwelling birds like quail and grouse, they have no close relatives and are classified as a single family. The tinamous range is from South America and north to Mexico. They occur in a wide range of habitats. Tinamous are distantly related to the ratites, the order Struthioniiformes that includes the rheas, Emu, and...

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2006-10-19 13:26:41

The Rhea is a large flightless bird native to South America. American Rheas live in grassland, savanna, scrub forest, chaparral, and even desert, but prefer areas with at least some tall vegetation. Darwin's Rhea lives in areas of open scrub in the grasslands of Patagonia and on the Andean plateau. It is classified as endangered throughout its range. The Common Rhea, Rhea americana, is not only the largest species of rhea, but also the largest bird in the Americas. Adults weigh up to 66...

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2006-10-19 13:24:18

A kiwi is any of the species of small flightless birds endemic to New Zealand of the genus Apteryx (the only genus in family Apterygidae). There are currently six recognized species of kiwi: Great Spotted Kiwi, Apteryx haastii, distributed through the more mountainous parts of northwest Nelson, the northern West Coast, and the Southern Alps. Little Spotted Kiwi, Apteryx owenii, on Kapiti Island. The North Island Brown Kiwi, Apteryx mantelli, is widespread in the northern two-thirds of...

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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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  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
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The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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