Grist List

Business & Technology

Internet balloons are Google’s latest bid for world domination

Google is delivering internet to the developing world, and it's doing it via hot air balloon.

Living

Check out this theater made almost completely out of recycled paper

Live theater is inherently temporary. A Parisian firm designed an innovative theater to reflect that.

Business & Technology

If your commute isn’t douchey enough, ditch the bike for a $2,700 electric unicycle

Do you have too many wheels and too much money? Perhaps you want this self-balancing electric unicycle.

Cities

This is where pay phones go when they die

A Manhattan photographer has solved the mystery of where all the defunct pay phones went.

Climate & Energy

Awesome animated GIF of a supercell thunderstorm makes severe weather look mesmerizing

This will make you glad you're looking at your computer screen and not out the window.

Climate & Energy

Oyster hatcheries put heartburn meds in the water to fight ocean acidification

Why address climate change when you could just dump Tums in the ocean? Makes perfect sense.

Living

Your daily heartwarmer: Airbnb homes used for disaster victims

Next time a hurricane strikes, Airbnb wants to connect displaced residents with locals willing to donate housing. Aww.

Climate & Energy

First class airline seats have nine times the climate impact of flying coach

It ain't all chocolate waterfalls and massages -- the World Bank finds flying first class uses way more fuel per person than flying coach.

Cities

These beautiful photos make New York’s subway expansion look like a fairytale cave

New York is building its first new subway line since 1932, and if these photos are to be believed, it will be a magical cave of wonders.