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  1. Things We Saw Today: History’s Sassiest Raptors

    We do move in herds!

    Spare no expense!

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  2. Live Broadcast of Panda Birth Cancelled: Turns Out The Panda Wasn’t Really Pregnant

    I think I saw a Maury episode like this once.

    Real talk: you want to know why pandas are so severely endangered? Sure, poachers and other humans encroaching on their habitats is the primary factor, but it's also partially because pandas are literally the worst at getting pregnant.

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  3. Monday Cute: Pandas Going Down a Slide

    Eats, slides and leaves.

    Chengdu Panda Base in China is a place for panda research, breeding, and preservation. Oh, they also have a slide that the pandas get to slide down in one of the cutest videos of anyone sliding down anything we've ever seen. Is this video two years old? Sure. Is it a video of pandas gleefully sliding down a slide? You bet it is.

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  4. Monday Cute: Panda Conservation Center Has Job Opening; We Are Serious, Quitting

    Awwwwww

    The China Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in Ya'an, Sichuan province, China, is raising awareness of panda preservation by offering a unique job opportunity. $32k a year, accommodations, meals, and a company car, all to babysit giant pandas. The application is apparently somewhere on this amazing website (autoplay sound). Previously in Monday Cute

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  5. Cat Parasite Toxoplasma Now Infecting Pandas

    I guess a Kung Flu Panda joke would be in poor taste.

    Insidious parasite Toxoplasma, famous for thriving in cat guts and causing psychotic behavior in its hosts, has claimed its first known panda victim. Toxoplasma transfers to humans too, but who wants to live in a world where all the adorable animals are dead?

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  6. Breaking: Pandas Are Indestructible Balls of Fluff

    Winter Is Coming

    When I woke up this morning, it was snowing horizontally and I couldn't see further than half a block outside my window. So I have brought you this video of someone who could enjoy the weather much more than I can.

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  7. Monday Cute: Baby Pandas, Tiny Squeaking

    Awwwwww

    Everybody should have some baby pandas to look at on a Monday. Previously in Baby Animals

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  8. Things We Saw Today: Stewart and McKellen and Nimoy, Oh My!

    Things We Saw Today

    Yesterday we showed you Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen exploring the Big Apple. Now they're joined by Leonard Nimoy. Coney Island has been blessed. (Twitter)

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  9. Things We Saw Today: Felicia Day Returns to Supernatural

    Things We Saw Today

    Felicia Day (and LARPing) return to Supernatural next week.

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  10. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Panda: Scientists Discover a Powerful Antibiotic in the Blood Stream of Pandas

    Never in a million years would we have guessed that panda bears, the very same creatures that tumble down slides and make us lose all sense of personal dignity over their irresistible cuteness, hold the very key to mankind's survival within their own bodies. It may sound like the trite plot of the next Kung Fu Panda flick -- we can only pray that doesn't actually happen -- but, we assure you friends, this is legitimate science. Dr. Xiuwen Yan of China's Life Sciences College of Nanjing Agricultural University discovered that pandas naturally produce a potent antibiotic in their bloodstream that can wipe out various forms of bacteria and fungi. Scientists are eager to analyze and fully understand this panda antibiotic, hoping that it will be instrumental in the fight against known superbugs of notorious resilience.

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