“Breeding pandas in captivity is extraordinarily hard; the window for a male panda to impregnate a female panda lasts just 36-40 hours and comes around once a year. The task is further complicated by the fact that male pandas are often unwilling to make the effort.” According to one expert, the best way to increase the odds is to show them videos of other pandas mating. (I’d suggest the Panda Bare series.)

+ How about a little local news? Mainer attacked by rabid raccoon drowns it in puddle.

+ WaPo: This is why your car thermometer is almost always wrong. (It’s pretty much exactly why you think it is. The question really is why your car needs a thermometer.)

+ Yoko is finally getting a co-writing credit for Imagine. (She retains a full writing credit for this.)

+ Winners of the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2016.