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Red And Giant Panda Skulls Provide Insight Into Coexistence
2014-04-10 15:17:00

American Museum of Natural History New research on the skulls of red pandas and giant pandas provides further explanation as to why the two species—which are not closely related but dine on the same food, bamboo, in the same geographic area—are able to coexist. Using high-resolution imaging and biting simulations, scientists at the American Museum of Natural History and the University of Málaga in Spain found that the skulls of the two panda species not only are distantly related but...

Despite A Big Bamboo Diet, Giant Pandas Love The Taste Of Sugar
2014-03-27 07:26:54

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It’s no mystery that giant pandas have a voracious appetite for bamboo, but new research from the Monell Center also shows that these endangered mammals of the Ursidae family also have a taste for sugar. A combination of behavioral and genetic studies have revealed that giant pandas possess functional sweet taste receptors. Due to this receptor, it has been shown that the pandas have a strong preference for natural sweeteners,...

2014-03-20 23:23:38

From March 14 to June 11, Panda will reward new customers with one month of additional protection for each goal scored by their chosen team in this summer’s World Cup. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, today announced the launch of The World Cup Giveaway, a new campaign offering users the chance to win one month of additional protection for their consumer solutions in exchange for the goals scored in the World Cup in Brazil, June 12 to July...

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2014-03-02 06:02:04

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Horses and other livestock pose a significant threat to the future of the panda, as they are beating the endangered creatures to the bamboo pandas rely on for sustenance, according to research appearing in this week’s edition of the Journal for Nature Conservation. “Across the world, people are struggling to survive in the same areas as endangered animals, and often trouble surfaces in areas we aren’t anticipating,” said...

2014-02-25 14:25:38

Recovering from natural disasters usually means rebuilding infrastructure and reassembling human lives.  Yet ecologically sensitive areas need to heal, too, and scientists are pioneering new methods to assess nature’s recovery and guide human intervention. The epicenter of China’s devastating Wenchuan earthquake in 2008 was in the Wolong Nature Reserve, a globally important valuable biodiversity hotspot and home to the beloved and endangered giant pandas. Not only did the quake...

2013-12-12 08:27:11

Chengdu-based games developer TribePlay leads in to the holiday season with the release of Dr. Panda's Bus Driver, a bus driving simulation aimed at kids SHANGHAI and CHENGDU, China, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- On the heels of the successful release of Dr. Panda's Home on November 27(th), leading mobile games developer TribePlay has announced the release of Dr. Panda's Bus Driver. Dr. Panda's Bus driver is a new game for smartphones and tablets where kids can drive their own...

2013-11-18 12:28:00

Charles B. Wang, Founder & Chairman of Smile Train, to Receive Award on Behalf of Non-Profit on November 16 NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Smile Train is proud to announce their documentary, 'DZACHUKA'S SMILE,' co-produced by China Central Television Documentary Channel (CCTV), as the winner of the Gold Panda Award for Best Documentary in Society for Asian Production at the 2013 Sichuan TV Festival. The 2013 Sichuan TV Festival takes place in Chengdu, China from November...

Scotland Giant Panda Has Miscarriage
2013-10-15 13:34:08

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Officials at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland have announced that Tian Tian, Edinburgh Zoo’s beloved female giant panda, is no longer pregnant. The zoo said in a statement today that all of Tian Tian's hormonal and behavioral signs indicate that she had conceived and carried a fetus until late term, but then lost it. “We are all saddened by this turn of events after so many weeks of waiting. Timings are difficult to...

Ugly Animal Preservation Society Mascot
2013-09-12 10:48:25

[ Watch the Video: Who Wins The Ugliest Animal Award? ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An oddball conservation group called the Ugly Animal Preservation Society has finally decided on a mascot meant to champion their cause — the blobfish. Just as the name implies, the blobfish is a gelatinous blob that resembles a cartoonish and grumpy old man, complete with a large nose and drooping face. The society allowed the general public to pick the world’s ugliest...

Future Biofuels May Rely On Panda Poop Microbes
2013-09-11 08:00:17

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two years ago, redOrbit reported that scientists were researching the possibility of using panda poop to make biofuels. “Who would have guessed that ‘panda poop’ might help solve one of the major hurdles to producing biofuels, which is optimizing the breakdown of the raw plant materials used to make the fuels?” Ashli Brown, PhD, said at the time. “We hope our research will help expand the use of biofuels in the future and...