Warning: there is no merit, journalistic or otherwise, to this post. But recently, while looking through my nephew’s Ask magazine — a cool science rag for kids — I learned a little something. It seems new research shows that pandas pee on trees while doing handstands. (And hey, if the BBC’s reporting it, it must be news.)

In this gloomy world, when all talk is of climate change and other catastrophes, let us simply take a moment to savor that.