Grist List


“Solid Rain” keeps plants hydrated even in droughts

Usually, we try to steer clear of mysterious powder imported from Mexico, but "Solid Rain" has us rethinking that maxim.


Virtual reality experiment shows meat-eaters what it’s like to be a cow

Afterwards, the participants recorded what they ate for a week.

Climate & Energy

Send this crazy graph to the climate deniers you know

Did you know that 2000 to 2010 was the hottest decade since 1850? YEAH.


Eight-foot-tall “corpse flower” looks like a dick and smells like death

It tooootally looks like a schlong. I’m not just saying that because I’m 14 inside, either.


This is basically the teeniest baby deer ever

She's a southern pudú, the world's smallest deer, and she weighed only a pound at birth!

Invention of the decade saves water AND gets dudes to wash their hands

Presenting the sink urinal.


It’s time to finally give up on the Loch Ness Monster

We never like to see a species -- real or not -- disappear. But there’s a long explanation and short one for why we need to give up the ghost on this one.


Watch one crazy farmer stop a huge fire with his tractor

It worked -- sort of.


Pick up trash, find an octopus!

Who killed this octopus near the apex of England's highest mountain? And WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?