Grist List

Food

Finding good bagels outside of New York is impossible, and here’s why

A New York bagel, in all its culinary beauty, is a unique work of art. Watch this video to find out why.

UPHILL BATTLES

What’s the most bike-friendly city in the U.S.? Not what you’d guess

Portland? Nope. Seattle? Not even close. Here are your answers, from the brainiacs at Walk Score.

Climate & Energy

What do we need to fight climate change? More worms.

A new Yale-led study shows that worms and other soil-dwelling critters could help curb carbon emissions and fight global warming.

Cities

Seattle’s tunneling megamachine is more effed than we thought

Bertha, the tunneling machine drilling beneath downtown Seattle, is falling apart.

Living

Genetic engineering could make DIY heroin as easy as brewing beer

Disclaimer: This is not the type of homebrew you should bring to a Memorial Day barbecue.

Living

Watch this before you get down to sexy times tonight

This video is a sweet and straightforward guide to sexual consent, and should be shared with everyone you know who has sex.

Let them eat kale

Kale may be coming to a McDonald’s near you

To help revive declining sales, the fast-food chain is testing a new kale breakfast bowl at locations across southern California.

Business & Technology

Google’s self-driving cars will hit California streets this summer

The prototypes will make their debut on public roads in just a couple short months.

These cute kittens rode in a cargo bike from Amsterdam to London

This company features a cat butthole in their logo and that's not even the weirdest thing it's done.