A duck with secrets that only science can uncover.
July 10, 2014 How should scientists respond to attacks painting their research as silly and wasteful? Commentator Barbara J. King talks with researchers who say it's time to stand up for the value of basic science.
Daniel Paduano's Pekin ducks search the grass for slugs, snails and insects, which make up a big part of their diet.
courtesy of Daniel Paduano
May 7, 2014 A small but growing number of people are discovering the joys of raising ducks. They say the nutritional and agricultural benefits of producing eggs outweigh the cost of feeding the birds.
Ready for a blowout: Blasting the duck with the dryer before roasting dehydrates the flesh so the skin gets firm and crispy.
December 24, 2013 A beauty product in the kitchen? Cooking gurus have been advocating this secret weapon since the 1970s to achieve crispy duck skin that will blow them away (sorry!). Here at NPR, we also used the salon appliance to make some killer s'mores.
An elephant at the Emmen, Netherlands, zoo stands at the edge of a ditch in 2009, a day after another elephant fell into the ditch and died.
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April 11, 2013 When animals die, their close relatives and friends may be plunged into mourning. Commentator Barbara J. King writes about animal grief in her new book, citing examples seen in animals large and small. She finds solace in the knowledge that humans are not the only animals who feel loss.
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