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Critical List: Antarctic ice sheets’ soft underbellies; monkey sets traps

The undersides of Antarctic ice sheets, thought to be fairly safe for now, are melting. Robert Abbey, the head of the Bureau of Land Management, is planning to retire at the end of the month. Bill McKibben said yesterday that climate campaigners need to be “willfully naive and demand that our system work the way that it is supposed to work” instead of the way it does work, with big money driving decisions. This new LED lightbulb has a cooling system that “breathes.”

Animals

Feed a hummingbird from your face

How many ways do I love this face-mounted hummingbird feeder? It looks like an off-brand Iron Man costume! It lets hummingbirds drink from the bridge of your nose! It’s called :–2<:, which is pronounced “Eye to Eye” but is really a pictogram of a long-nosed human and a beaky bird facing off! This video about its origin uses every terrible typeface known to man!

Media

Fox News has finally figured out that low gas prices are bad

We’ve been saying for a while that expensive gas is good news — not just because the expense of filling a tank could drive people into the arms of bikes and subways, but because affordable gas is a sign of a weak economy. But Fox News has continued to cling to the conviction that lower gas prices are best — probably because Obama was president and gas prices were on the rise. Well, now gas prices are dipping a bit, but Obama is still president, so it’s time for their views to “evolve.” Media Matters caught various Foxers claiming that …

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