Grist List


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.


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.


Attention rich people who want to waste fuel: Uber will be offering helicopter rides to the Hamptons

For one day, fancy machers with beach homes will be able to summon a car that will drive to a helicopter that will take off and land in East Hampton.


After you die, your remains can help save a coral reef

It makes at least as much sense as burying a person in the ground and putting a stone on top.


15-year-old creates flashlight that runs on body heat

The flashlight gets its power from plates that create electricity using a heat differential -- one side needs to be hot and the other cool.


Farmers are feeding their pigs marijuana so you can eat pot-infused bacon

It's recycling for foodie stoners! A pig farmer and butcher have paired up to feed pigs the dregs from a weed dispensary and then make marijuana pork chops.

Business & Technology

Your cheap watery beer now comes with less guilt

This MillerCoors facility in Colorado churns out 1,620 tons of waste every year -- and now 99.7 percent of it is recycled or reused.

Business & Technology

Disabled duck gets new foot thanks to 3D printing

So far, from what we've seen, the greatest purpose of 3D printing is making spare parts for birds.