Ducks feet – the physics

What is the optimum stroke angle for a duck’s foot when paddling?  Although a duck may already intuitively know the answer, the question has now been clarified for us humans as part of a recent research project undertaken at the prestigious California Institute of Technology (Caltech), in the US. Research Scientist and Post Doctoral Scholar […]

Celebrate Dead Duck Day

Sunday, June 5th, is Dead Duck Day. The short, open-air ceremony is open free to the public, including ducks. Please come and commemorate the sudden and dramatic death of the mallard duck that entered the scientific literature as the first ever recorded victim of homosexual necrophila in this species, and discuss (new) ways to prevent […]

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