Turkey researchers working hard to build a better bird

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Eastern wild turkeys have that classic turkey look, but domesticated turkeys are generally bred with breasts so big that they can’t mate naturally.

A majority of today’s domesticated turkeys may not be able to fly, but their ancestors sure got around. Meleagris gallopavo, the quintessential New World bird, was already an Old World favorite by the time colonists in North America first celebrated any Thanksgiving feasts. Today’s turkey researchers are investigating the big bird’s genetic heritage and biology as part of an effort to improve several aspects of its cultivation.

 

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Nicholas Christakis Talks About The Hidden Influence of Social Networks

We’re all embedded in vast social networks of friends, family, co-workers and more. Nicholas Christakis tracks how a wide variety of traits — from happiness to obesity — can spread from person to person, showing how your location in the network might impact your life in ways you don’t even know.

 

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Nice Guys Really Do Finish Last When It Comes to Paychecks

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That’s the conclusion of a new study, which found that men who are pleasant at work get an average of 1,500-pound a year less than those who are more aggressive.   To reach the conclusion, experts looked at the link between personality and pay, reports The Daily Express. ‘

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Study: Why Saints Sin and Sinners Become Saintly

Study: Why Saints Sin and Sinners Become Saintly

Saints sin and sinners become saintly 

To many, New York Gov. Eliott Spitzer’s fall from grace seemed to make no sense at all. But a new Northwestern University study offers provocative insights that possibly could relate to why the storm trooper of reform — formerly known as the Sheriff of Wall Street — seemingly went from saint to sinner overnight.

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The Way You Hold Your Drink Reveals Your Personality

The Way You Hold Your Drink Reveals Your Personality

The simple act of holding a drink displays a lot more about us than we realize

All revellers fall into one of eight different personality types which are given away by their drinking techniques, a leading psychologist has concluded.

Dr Glenn Wilson, a consultant psychologist at King’s College, London, observed over 500 drinkers in bars last month.

He analysed drinkers’ body language and then advised on their openness to being approached.

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Children Influenced By Negative Family Members and By Positive Non-Family Members

 Children Infuenced By Negative Family Members and By Positive Non-Family Members

 

While children look up to and aspire to be like a positive family member or peer, they are more likely to imitate traits of other role models — including negative role models, which can lead to behavioral problems, according to a Kansas State University researcher.

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