Grist List

Newly licensed pilot aims to cross the Atlantic in an electric airplane

The idea is to do what Charles Lindbergh did — but in an electric plane.


We’re jealous we weren’t invited to this awesome abandoned subway station party

It was a two-hour event (with no bathrooms) where everyone was told to bring a candle, a flashlight, and 20 bucks, and kept in the dark about everything else.


Giant train-inspired cake took 30 hours and more than 1,200 pounds of icing to build

To celebrate its anniversary, the Heathrow Express made a GIANT, 13-foot-long cake in the shape of a train car.


New thing to fear: Poop raining down on you from airplanes

An Ontario woman had the joy of crap leaking out of an airplane and plummeting into her swimming pool.


Please do not shoot the world’s oldest wild bear

So 39 is now considered "old, old, old." Great. JUST GREAT.

Biodegradable bamboo car is like driving a lawn chair

It's lightweight, electric-powered, biodegradable, handcrafted, and probably makes you look like a bozo.

Climate & Energy

Climate change threatening the David Hasselhoff crab

Um, we CANNOT let global warming kill this crab named after David Hasselhoff's hairy chest.


One day your car battery could be made of wood

Scientists at the University of Maryland just tested a battery made of sodium, tin, and microscopic wood fibers from yellow pine trees.


A red panda has gone missing from the National Zoo

A red panda named Rusty went missing at 6 last night. He's probably just in a tree somewhere and not running with a tough raccoon gang, but who knows.