Though they are one of the most beloved animal species on Earth, pandas aren't safe from the devastating effects of climate change. According to a new study, projected temperature increases in China over the next century will likely seriously hinder bamboo, almost the sole source of food for endangered pandas. Only if bamboo can move to new habitats at higher elevations will pandas stand a chance, the researchers said.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—The press site here at Kennedy Space Center is buzzing with media, top NASA brass, and at least one celebrity of the furry sort: Elmo. Through a partnership between NASA and Sesame Street, the cuddly red muppet is here to celebrate Thursday's launch of the Orion crew capsule, which will make its debut flight at 7:05 a.m. ET.
For the latest news about NASA's UARS spacecraft fall, visit: Falling NASA Satellite: Complete Coverage of UARS Spacecraft's Fiery Demise. Editor's Note: See the latest on the UARS satellite re-entry as of Sept. 19 here - NASA: Huge Defunct Satellite Will Fall to Earth This Week This story was updated at 10:13 p.m.