How Do Pandas Eat So Much Bamboo?

For members of the taxonomic order Carnivora, giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) eat surprisingly little meat. They're nearly entirely herbivorous, subsisting almost exclusively on bamboo. What's strange about the panda is that it isn't really very well designed for a plant-based diet. At least not at first glance. » 3/26/14 4:31pm 3/26/14 4:31pm

Glowing Bamboo Provides Safe Haven for Alien Landings

The best way to help alien visitors land on Earth would be to provide decent lighting around safe landing zones, figured Sevcan Yardim, a recent graduate from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara. So she got hold of some bamboo — a rarity in Turkey, but great for energy efficiency — laced them with LED light… » 2/26/08 8:20am 2/26/08 8:20am