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SHFT Sampler 12-3-10

  • Posted by Neil Simonton on December 1, 2010 in All
  • Adorbs alert! Discovery assembled an "awwww"-inspiring slide show of endangered baby animals.

    Are fixies over? We have no idea, but this bamboo joint from Germany's Arndt Menke-Zumbragel tells us no. Lance Armstrong is down too. The world's most famous cyclist called it a "killer wooden bike" on his Twitter. Can't disagree. Check out those rear forks!

    Scientists have discovered that mercury pollution wetland habitats can turn white ibises gay. "We knew mercury could depress their testosterone levels," said the lead researcher. "But we didn't expect this." The gay birds are said to be uninterested in females, preferring to hold each other's wings and gossip about Glee. (via MNN)

    The Obama administration flipped its controversial position on offshore drilling, announcing that it will not allow offshore drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico or off the Atlantic coast until at least 2017.

    The Sierra Club is leading the charge to establish the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) as a National Monument. Sign the petition to tighten protection of this special place. (via Cold Splinters)

    National Geographic posted some beautiful and trippy satellite images of earth, courtesy of USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science.


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