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Robot for kids fighting cancer wins award at CES 2018

The comforting power of companionship is My Special Aflac Duck’s specialty. This innovative friend is designed to help kids cope with cancer. This new social robot is a new tool for kids with cancer. It mimics natural movement and has soothing sounds and rythyms. Kids can care for the duck by soothing it, bathing it and giving it medicine. This can be a big help for the kids and their families. Duck helps them communicate their emotions by tapping emotion cards to the bird's chest. "If she had something to sit…

Duck takes on Sumatran tiger in hilarious video

MELBOURNE: A wild duck took on a male Sumatran tiger at Symbio Wildlife Park in Australia in what is being termed as a gutsy game of Marco Polo. The duck impresses every viewer with its amazing skills of dodging a tiger in the most unusual manner. By flapping its wings, the duck teased the tiger to keep chasing it around the pool. The tiger, named Jalur, is outsmarted several times by the duck, who keeps diving underwater, leaving the tiger looking more bewildered each time it disappeared. In the end a frustrated…

Dutch destroy 190,000 ducks in first bird flu cull

AMSTERDAM: Some 190,000 ducks were destroyed on Saturday at six farms in the Netherlands following an avian flu outbreak, the country's first cull of an epidemic sweeping northern Europe. Outbreaks of avian flu, primarily the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain, have been reported in Denmark, Finland, Germany and Sweden over the past week. Dutch authorities did not say what strain of the virus had been discovered at a poultry farm in the village Biddinghuizen, some 70 km (43 miles) east of Amsterdam. The cull was…

A bizarre fact about Misbah’s Test duck/ century

KARACHI: Anything could happen in the world of cricket. Records are piled up and then smashed by making anew and better. But, this record may hurt you that Pakistan have never lost a Test match when skipper Misbah-ul-Haq makes a century, but has never won a Test when Misbah makes a duck.