03 Mar '17, 10pm

Why are giant pandas black and white?

Why are giant pandas black and white?

The giant panda's graphic pattern has stumped biologists for years ... now they have an answer. Mother Nature is nothing if not clever, especially as evidenced in the beautiful ways that organisms evolve. Take the zebra and its stripes. Why does a zebra have stripes? As it turns out, the stripes help deter biting flies like horseflies and tsetse flies. Genius! Most often, animals and their colors or patterns make sense – there’s not much mystery behind why an Arctic fox is white. But where does the beloved giant panda fit into this scheme? Aside from turning grown-ups into cooing blubbering mushes, what purpose do those cartoon-animal black and white patches serve? This was the question put forth in a study by scientists from the University of California, Davis, and California State University, Long Beach, who determined that the giant panda's distinct black-and-white mark...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/animals/why-giant-pandas-are-bl...

Tweets

Why Are Giant Pandas Black and White?

Why Are Giant Pandas Black and White?

care2.com 11 Mar '17, 4pm

The giant panda’s graphic pattern has stumped biologists for years … now they have an answer. Mother Nature is nothing if ...

Our newest assessment of climate change's impact on species: the giant panda.

Our newest assessment of climate change's impac...

worldwildlife.org 28 Feb '17, 9pm

GIANT PANDA (Ailuropoda melanoleuca ) population numbers have begun to increase in parts of their range, but their overall...

#FashionThatFeelsGood #FashionThatFeelsSpring

aerosoles.com 10 Mar '17, 12am

All Block Heels Trend Gladiator Trend Black & White Trend Tropical Nights Trend Brights Trend Espadrilles Trend Neutrals T...

#wednesdaywisdom Black and white #Black #handba...

etsy.com 01 Mar '17, 1pm

If you are a woman looking for unique handbag then you will love this black tote handbag! This beautiful black and white g...

Yohji is nothing if not consistent

Yohji is nothing if not consistent

sneakerfreaker.com 07 Mar '17, 10pm

is nothing if not consistent. The luminary tailor’s penchant for black, white and neoprene inform this adidas Y-3 Arc RC –...

Black is never going out of fashion

sneakerfreaker.com 05 Mar '17, 6pm

Grid 8500 in its embrace, resulting in a mean looking colourway. The blacked-out runner uses textures and finished to add ...

Black & white & chic all over. Get our boldest new arrivals now! #3isatrend

Black & white & chic all over. Get our boldest ...

naturalizer.com 06 Mar '17, 1pm

Not for those with a high instep and a wide width. I ordered these a 1/2 size larger hoping that the band around the top o...

The adidas AlphaBOUNCE Goes All White

The adidas AlphaBOUNCE Goes All White

kicksonfire.com 02 Mar '17, 1am

Utilizing a fused mesh for an adaptive fit, this AlphaBOUNCE has been covered in White on the entire upper as well as on t...

Could this be a new species? Giant white 'hairy...

straitstimes.com 26 Feb '17, 9am

The carcass of a mysterious animal that washed up on the shores of a Philippine beach and onto social media has fueled rum...

Another Black Boost drops tomorrow. Here's how you can grab them:

Another Black Boost drops tomorrow. Here's how ...

sneakernews.com 28 Feb '17, 11pm

Most of the focus will be on the adidas Ultra Boost 3.0 Triple Black , but there’s another Black Boost option heading to r...

TOMS and WildAid Launch Partnership to Protect Giant Pandas

TOMS and WildAid Launch Partnership to Protect ...

wildaid.org 07 Mar '17, 5pm

SAN FRANCISCO- TOMS is partnering with WildAid to protect the giant panda in Sichuan, China by providing educational oppor...

A Closer Look at the White Mountaineering x adi...

hypebeast.com 02 Mar '17, 10am

earlier this year. Supplementing the clean range of apparel is a slick footwear range that reflects the contemporary aesth...

The giant LEGO house gets a September opening date.

The giant LEGO house gets a September opening d...

hypebeast.com 09 Mar '17, 7pm

The LEGO Experience Center, a 12,000 square metre superstructure near the LEGO HQ in Billund, Denmark, has just been toppe...