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  • What? Even the panda cams? Government shutdown would hit National Zoo

    01/19/2018 3:07:25 PM PST · by bgill · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan. 18, 2018 | Veronica Stracqualursi
    Expect pandemonium. If Congress fails to avert a government shutdown by its Friday deadline, the popular panda cameras at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington will be turned off, according to a statement from the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian's lion and elephant cameras will also go dark if the federal government is shut down, the statement read... "A shutdown will not affect the Zoo's commitment to the safety of staff and the standard excellence in animal care," the statement read.
  • Melania shares photos of meeting with Gu Gu the panda

    11/11/2017 5:21:08 PM PST · by simpson96 · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/11/201 | Josh Delk
    First lady Melania Trump shared photos Saturday of her visit with the Beijing Zoo's famous "goodwill ambassador," Gu Gu the panda. "Wonderful to meet Gu Gu," the first lady tweeted along with a picture of her in the giant panda's enclosure. As she arrived at the zoo on Friday, Trump was greeted by a group of school children waving Chinese and American flags. The children later sang for the first lady.
  • MSNBC interrupts interview with Hillary Clinton to watch panda video

    09/15/2017 6:39:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies ^ | 09-15-2017 | MSNBC - Rachel Maddow
    She's smarter than I thought. Had to keep her viewer interested and not fall asleep. Hilliary's head was bobbing like a cork in a hurricane...............
  • Vanity: CrowdStrike Mentions "Panda" as the Hacker (Twitter 9/16)

    05/30/2017 9:50:48 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 72 replies
    CrowdStrike is the company (headed by a Ukrainian national) that inspected the DNC servers. No member of law enforcement (FBI etc) was allowed to inspect the servers. Instead, CrowdStrike prepared a report that's been the sole basis for the "Russians hacked the DNC" story. In this exchange, reference is made to Panda. We now know that "Panda" was a frequent nickname of Seth Rich. He would cheer up co-workers dressing as a Panda. He used "Panda" in several email accounts (Pandas4Progress was one of many).
  • KIM dot com released a statement

    05/23/2017 11:29:22 AM PDT · by wtd · 13 replies ^ | May 23, 2017 | Kim dot com
    Kimdotcom released a statement: I KNOW THAT SETCH RICH WASINVOLVED IN THE DNC LEAK.I know this because in late 2014 a person contacted me about helping me to start a branch of the Internet Party in the United States. He called himself Panda. I now know that Panda was Seth Rich.Panda advised me that he was working on voter analytics tools and other technologies that the Internet Party may find helpful.I communicated with Panda on a number of topics including corruption and the influence of corporate money in politics.“He wanted to change that from the inside.”I was referring to what...
  • This panda is having a better snow day than you

    01/23/2016 4:52:52 PM PST · by conservative98 · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 23, 2016 | Lindsay Putnam
    When it comes to dealing with #Blizzard2016, let Tian Tian be your guide. The cuddly 275-pound panda woke up at the National Zoo in Washington, DC, Saturday morning to find his enclosure full of snow - and couldn't be happier about it.
  • Giant panda cub Bei Bei delights hundreds of visitors at the National Zoo by eating bamboo and [tr]

    01/17/2016 8:11:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 1 replies
    AFP ^ | January 16, 2016 | Staff
    Washingtonians got their first close-up look Saturday at the giant panda cub Bei Bei, the new star of the National Zoo. Until now, the cub could be viewed only through the so-called Panda Cam, a video hookup that has allowed people to watch the now five-month-old cub since its birth. A line of visitors formed outside the panda enclosure on Saturday morning before opening time to get a look at the ball of fur inside its soundproof glass enclosed pen.
  • [Can You] Spot the Panda?

    12/23/2015 5:31:59 AM PST · by Daffynition · 26 replies
    IndiaTimes ^ | Dec. 23, 2015 | Anjali Bisaria
    Nothing can warm the frozen wiring of your brain on a cold winter morning like a cheerful Christmas-y puzzle. But as much as you'd like to think that it's easy to spot one panda amidst a sea of smiling, carrot-nosed snowmen, it's actually pretty frustrating. Hungarian artist Gergely Dudás (also known as Dudolf) shared this puzzle last Wednesday and people just can't stop staring at it.
  • Hillary Clinton Commits to Curing Alzheimerâs by 2025

    12/22/2015 12:16:40 PM PST · by palmer · 34 replies ^ | Tue, 12/22/2015 - 11:37am | Lauren Scrudato, Associate Editor
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton outlined a plan to cure Alzheimer's disease by 2025 at her final campaign stop before the Christmas holiday in Iowa today. The proposal highlights increasing annual funding to $2 billion for the next 10 years with the goal of developing a cure by 2025. "The best scientific minds tell us we have a real chance to make groundbreaking progress on curing this disease and relieving the pain so many families feel every day. My plan will set us on that course," she said.
  • Wild Panda Makes Sweet Score Raiding Honey Farmer’s Hives

    09/11/2015 2:11:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    A bee farmer in Southwest China's Sichuan Province found himself helpless as a wild panda helped itself to honey straight from his hives, media reported on Wednesday. The Baoxing county villager called local authorities Tuesday after he discovered the sweet-toothed panda dipping into 10 box beehives. Authorities arrived to find the panda crouching in the corner, completely absorbed with his desert and undeterred by their presence. "This panda didn't fear people standing a meter away," said Jiang Xiandong, a local official. Concerned about how to handle China's most protected and treasured animal, the nonplussed officials eventually left the panda to...
  • It's Panda-Monium! National Zoo Says Mei Xiang Has Twins ( Awesome photos in thread!)

    08/22/2015 9:19:43 PM PDT · by BAW · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8-22-2015 | JESSICA GRESKO
    The National Zoo in Washington says its adult female panda has had twins. The first cub was born Saturday at 5:35 p.m. and the zoo said on Twitter that a second was born at 10:07 p.m. The zoo has said both cubs appear healthy. If the cubs survive, they would be the 17-year-old panda's third and fourth surviving offspring.
  • Circus tricked kids with dogs painted as pandas [Italy]

    12/24/2014 6:41:59 AM PST · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    The Local ^ | 12/23/2014 | Staff
    Two painted chow chow dogs posing as pandas have been seized from a circus in northern Italy, after tricking children into handing over cash, police have said. The male and female dogs were seized by police after it became clear that they were not, in fact, pandas. To an unassuming child visiting the circus in Brescia, a small furry animal with white and black stripes may do the trick. But The Local readers may notice a distinct difference. Here is a real panda: Panda photo by Shutterstock. And here are the dogs-in-disguise: The police were not fooled, who said the...
  • Metta changing name to 'The Pandas Friend'

    08/07/2014 5:37:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    ESPN ^ | Ian Begley
    That's the approach the player formerly known as Ron Artest is taking as he prepares to play his first season in China. China Daily reported that Artest, known most recently as Metta World Peace, has decided to change his name to "Panda Friend."
  • Oh This is Cruel: China Cancels Pandas to Malaysia in Retaliation for Bungled Plan Search

    04/11/2014 7:06:49 PM PDT · by beebuster2000 · 6 replies
    The rancour has strained ties between Malaysia and China, whose government also has put pressure on authorities in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia's environment minister told AFP Friday that China had postponed plans to send a pair of pandas to Malaysia next week. China had agreed in 2010 to lend the two giant pandas for 10 years in Beijing's latest use of "panda diplomacy" to cement ties with other countries.
  • “Sede Vacante”

    03/27/2014 9:54:31 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-27-2014 | MOTUS
    Official debrief following the return of Lady M’s China entourage: “It turned out to be a somewhat more substantive swing through this massive country than expected, displaying Obama’s deft ability to mix diplomacy with her personal narrative. Before flying home late Wednesday afternoon, she had raised the issues of minority rights, Internet access and religious freedom, all while charming the Chinese public by skipping rope, practicing tai chi with high school students and declaring herself awed by the nation’s ancient tourist sites.” In other words: an awesome piece of soft diplomacy success, according to the Washington Post, as well as...
  • Panda mom makes her baby go back to bed - Video

    02/26/2014 6:05:10 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 6 replies
    You Tube - Adorable baby panda
  • You will no longer be able to watch this baby panda online if the government shuts down

    09/30/2013 2:34:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/30/13 | Andrea Peterson
    You can watch the National Zoo's yet un-named female panda cub be nursed by her mother Mei Xiang right now on the zoo's panda cam. **SNIP** The zoo announced on Twitter that the all live animal cams would go dark during a shutdown, along with in real life public options.
  • Red Panda missing at National Zoo

    06/24/2013 9:16:13 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 24, 2013
    A male red panda has turned up missing at the Smithsonian National Zoo, a spokeswoman said Monday, and zoo officials have been combing the grounds searching for him.
  • Panda porn shown in attempt to get two to mate

    03/15/2013 8:09:22 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 27 replies
    The Telegraph [UK] ^ | 15 Mar 2013 | Harry Alsop
    Researchers at China's breeding and research centre were concerned that five-year-old Ke Lin and her partner Yongyong never seemed to be in the mood. So they played the couple a video of pandas mating in the wild to in an effort to get them to mate.
  • Panda Blood Compound 6x More Powerful Than Current Antibiotics

    01/01/2013 1:54:41 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    DVICE ^ | Jan 1, 2013 | Evan Ackerman
    Panda blood compound 6x more powerful than current antibiotics In what could be either very good news or very bad news for our fluffy black and white friends, it's been discovered that panda blood contains an antibiotic compound that's vastly more powerful than anything we've got right now. Researchers at the Life Sciences College of Nanjing Agricultural University in China have extracted a compound called cathelicidin-AM from the blood of giant pandas. Cathelicidin-AM is what's called a gene-encoded antimicrobial peptide, a natural antibiotic that's produced by a panda's immune cells. Testing has shown that cathelicidin-AM can kill even drug resistant...