Grist List


1930s amphibious bike rides through water, but sadly not through time

This bike is perfect for dealing with climate change.


Best date ever: Visit every subway stop in Manhattan

One unconscionably hot day last week, James Doernberg, 20, and Kai Jordan, 18, went on an adventure together.


Gorgeous, super-rare cloud looks like a rainbow portal

It's a meteorological phenomenon produced by pure magic.


World’s most adorable mayor, 4-year-old Bobby Tufts, is seeking reelection

Bobby Tufts loves ice cream, fishing, finding a stick, doing a little dance, and putting things in his mouth. He's very Reaganesque.


Hey foodies: Smoked water is the next big thing

This is the oddest food trend we've seen in a while.


Watch a super-young Frank Zappa play the bicycle

"That's Zappa, Z-a-p-p-a?" the host asks. "Might we be familiar with any of your songs as of yet?"


DIY contraption for making all-natural makeup lets you be the world’s prettiest chemist

With a few basic ingredients (water, scented plants like roses or lavender, and bases like beeswax or almond oil), this invention concocts eyeliner, scented balms, and other beautifying products.


The week in GIFs: Diet soda, joint clouds, and hummus EVERYWHERE

It's been quite a week. No matter how you pronounce it, GIFs sum everything up nicely. Here's our take on the latest sustainability news.


This dog in a beekeeper suit is not just being adorable (but he’s also adorable)

He's not headed into space ... but he IS about to smell some beehives to see if they have American foulbrood.