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Posts tagged Turkey

May 15, 2015


Thanksgiving turkey


Tryptophan's sleepy effect is maximized by foods heavy in carbs.

October 18, 2014


Earth’s Eternal Flames

One of the world's oldest eternal fires gets demystified.

April 2, 2014


A wild turkey by the road

Timers Are Popping Up All Over

We solve yet another kitchen mystery on this A Moment Of Science.

November 25, 2010


a turkey drumstick on a white plate

Myth: Turkey Makes You Sleepy On Thanksgiving

Do you get sleepy on Thanksgiving and blame the turkey? Well, you're wrong to do so!

November 23, 2010


a wild turkey

A Moment Of Science Tackles Thanksgiving

Check out these cool Thanksgiving related posts!

February 20, 2009


Milking cows with machines

Got Milk? Thank the Anatolians from 7000 BC

Scientists developed a technique to identify the residue of fats from cows' milk on ancient pieces of pottery.

October 18, 2006


illustration of Hagryphus

Dinosaur Turkey!

It would take a lot of stuffing to fill this Jurassic turkey.

December 27, 2005


Computer Science and Women

When you hear the term, computer geek, what image immediately pops into mind? Is the geek in your mind’s eye a woman? Probably not. There’s a reason the stereotype of the computer geek is almost always depicted as male. Around the world, significantly more men than women work in computer science. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 29, 2005


Turkey Wingmen

You probably already know that turkeys engage in courtship behavior. They blush and fan their tails and strut around while emitting a low drumming noise.
It’s attractive if you’re a female turkey. Sometimes, though, male turkey siblings pair up and pool their courtship resources. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003



Ever wonder why you become sleepy after a big meal? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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