Madeleine Thomas

Madeleine Thomas is a Grist fellow. Follow her on Twitter.

Food

Hey Big Soda, stop targeting black and Latino kids

A new study shows that major beverage companies like Coca-Cola and Pepsi are aiming their advertising campaigns largely toward black and Latino youth.

Living

This bike helmet makes Google Glass look sexy

The Smart Hat might save your noggin, but it'll destroy your sex life.

Head in the Clouds

Watch a year’s worth of CO2 swirl around the globe like a horrifying lava lamp

This is as beautiful to watch as it is worrisome.

The Big O

Overstock.com moves beyond flat-screen TVs to CSA boxes

The online retailer hopes to disrupt corporate ag by selling fare from small farms online.

All the humidity that's fit to drink

This new bike bottle fills itself with water

An Austrian designer just crafted a new water bottle that could change the way we look at both biking and water scarcity.

Secrets secrets are no fun

With eyes in the sky, researchers try to link fracking and illness

Scientists and ordinary citizens use satellite and aerial photography to look for clues connecting Pennsylvania fracking sites and mysterious maladies.

sip in the right direction

California’s new coffee farm isn’t your average joe

Jay Ruskey is the first farmer in the continental U.S. to grow coffee commercially. Here's what that means for the future of coffee.

Climate & Energy

Fracking pollution just went airborne

A new study published this week shows that fracking chemicals aren't just polluting our waterways, they're taking to the skies, too.

Can It

This company invented a better soda can. Why isn’t anybody buying?

The "evercan" uses more recycled aluminum than most cans on the market right now -- but Big Beverage isn't on board yet.

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