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

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Each 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. The National Bird As most everyone knows, the Bald Eagle is America’s national bird. However, Benjamin Franklin had a poor...

2013-08-16 10:09:08

The essence of male beauty is down to the way males use their genes rather than what genes they have, according to a new study into the sexual attractiveness of turkeys. Geneticists have long puzzled over why individuals of the same sex show a greater or lesser degree of sexual attractiveness. In other words - why are some people better looking than others when they're genetically similar? In a new study, published today in the journal PLoS Genetics, scientists turned to male wild...

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

Entomological Society of America 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. The literature review, entitled "Real and Perceived Damage by Wild Turkeys: A Literature Review," was conducted to determine real and perceived damage caused by wild turkeys in North...

Evidence Of Earlier Turkey Domestication In Mayan Culture
2012-08-10 07:16:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Turkeys were domesticated more than 1,000 years earlier than previously believed, says a new study from the University of Florida, published online in PLoS ONE this week. Turkeys are one of the most widely consumed birds worldwide, and the discovery of turkey bones in an ancient Mayan archaeological site in Guatemala provides evidence of domestication and the earliest evidence of the Mexican Turkey in the Maya world. Domestication...


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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
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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