Grist staff

Science

Why crushing bees into soup could actually help them

By studying the bees' DNA, scientists can better understand what's killing and saving them.

There’s still time to apply for Grist’s justice fellowship!

Want to cover the justice-for-all beat and get paid? Apply for a Grist fellowship.

Climate & Energy

France is swimming in fondue — that’s not a good thing

Think of the cheese! Think of the chocolate!

The little cacti that could

Move over corn. Cacti can power cars, too

Cacti and other plants that thrive in arid landscapes could be the future of biofuels, according to new research.

literal garbage

These ocean trash shoes aren’t even ugly!

Yeah, we were surprised, too.

Living

Time to go vegetarian: Smugglers caught with 40-year-old meat

China's latest disgusting food scandal gives a whole new meaning to the term "dry-aged beef."

Food

The NSA has a farmers market. What they don’t tell you is [REDACTED]

Farmers have to go through two security clearances and have their wares sniffed by a K-9 unit before setting up shop.

the science of the lambs

Someone accidentally ate a GMO lamb with jellyfish DNA — and nothing happened

It sounds like a setup to a horror movie: A genetically modified glow-in-the-dark lamb was unintentionally sold to a slaughterhouse. But really, NBD.

Climate & Energy

Pope Francis isn’t the only old Catholic who believes in climate change

You might have more in common with your grandpa than you think.