Grist List


Scientists may have found an all-natural way to keep bread from going moldy

They're figuring out how to extend the shelf life of bread. This is good news, even though all of us pretend we're trying to stop eating it, which we never will, so just forget it.


Baby sea lion found lounging in luxury at San Diego hotel

This baby sea lion appreciates the finer things in life. Like napping in a chair at a fancy hotel.


You can tour a Fukushima ghost town on Google Street View

Now that its 21,000 residents have been evacuated, Namie-Machi is full of empty streets and ruined buildings, and you can see what that's like with your own eyes.

Climate & Energy

China’s finless porpoises are going extinct

In over 2,000 miles of the Yangtze river, the World Wildlife Fund found only 380 of these smiley critters.


Walmart is ‘crowdsourcing’ by getting customers to make its deliveries

We have a different buzzword for this plan: "cheaping out."


What’s inside this squid? Oh my god, it’s a bomb!

A fisherman found a bomb in a squid. No. The squid is not OK.


This video of a dolphin carrying her dead baby will make you cry and cry and cry

If you're already having a bad Thursday, DO NOT WATCH THIS VIDEO.


American Bird Conservancy discovers four new bird species: Blue, teal, pink, and purple Peeps

The marshmallow Peep is the American Bird Conservancy's bird of the week, and ornithologists now recognize blue, teal, pink, and purple species.


Baby giraffe is impossibly adorable, good news for an endangered subspecies

There's a new Rothschild giraffe in Connecticut. Watch it stand up for the first time.