Tag: China

VIDEO: First ever footage of giant pandas mating in the wild is not cute and cuddly

Filmmakers spent three years following and filming pandas in China’s Qinling Mountains. Pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) are popular for their comically round body shape and adorable antics, and videos of captive pandas playing in snow; rolling around like giant balls; using their heads to climb; or even accidentally face-planting, are undeniably enchanting. But when […]

First plants grown on the Moon

Seeds taken up to the Moon by China’s Chang’e-4 mission have sprouted, says China National Space Administration. It marks the first time any biological matter has grown on the Moon, and is being seen as a significant step towards long-term space exploration. The Chang’e 4 is the first […]