Tinkering with the Tao of pandas

3 diciembre 2014

Good news on the panda front: Turns out they’re not quite as delicate — and picky — as thought. Up until now, information gleaned from 30 years worth of scientific literature suggested that pandas were inflexible about habitat. Those conclusions morphed into conventional wisdom and thus have guided policy in China. But a new researcher has led a deep dive into aggregate data and emerged with evidence that the endangered animal is more resilient and flexible than previously believed.