Grist List

Business & Technology

Watch a miniature dwarf horse learn to use his custom wheelchair

Dwarf miniature horse Roozer Brews is really glad to be living in the future.

Living

This weird-looking orca might actually be its own species

The Type D orca has a slightly hooked fin, snoutlike nose, and smaller white spot than other orcas. BUT WHAT WILL ITS RAPPER NAME BE?

Living

16-year-old has finally succeeded in making plastic out of banana peels

A few years ago, Elif Bilgin, now 16, began thinking about slimy, used banana peels in an entirely new light.

Living

Mongolia’s most unlikely new environmentalists also happen to be neo-Nazis

But there are plenty of Mongolian environmentalists who don't also happen to be neo-Nazis, too.

Living

Obama played with this electricity-generating soccer ball, and you can too

We are impressed!

Living

Follow live tweets from the world’s first tweeting honey badger

Honey badger just don't care ... about anything except live-tweeting from the Johannesburg Zoo.

Living

Now you can help expand Google Maps, by lugging a weird heavy camera around for free

You never seem to have enough luggage when you're climbing the Himalayas. Now you could haul a camera for a massive corporation for no compensation whatsoever!

Climate & Energy

This is what global warming sounds like when converted to music

A University of Minnesota student converted global temperature data into a cello arrangement. It doesn't make for a very beautiful song, but it's a beautiful bit of science communication.

Living

Floating pool in NYC’s East River is simultaneously cool and stupid

Haven't you always wanted to swim in a pool that's in a river? It's like the turducken of summer.