Scientist Wei Guangbiao believes our paleo ancestors munched on panda meat in southwest China. He is the head of the Institute of Three Gorges Paleoanthropology in Chongqing, China, and says excavated panda fossils "showed that pandas were once slashed to death by man" and presumably eaten for food, because our ancestors didn't kill things they didn't need for some survival purpose. The pandas were "much smaller then." More in this AP item quoting the Chongqing Morning Post.
You’d be forgiven for thinking the videocassette format long-dead, but it turns out that Betamax is still around. Sony is finally going to withdraw tapes from sale, bringing a 40-year story to an end. The last recorders were sold in 2002. ベータビデオカセットおよびマイクロMVカセットテープ出荷終了のお知らせ [Sony; via The Verge]
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