Grist List


Someone is wrong on the internet, and it’s Google’s Earth Day doodle

We like celebrating Earth. But it turns out that Google has created a weird alternative planet that has a sun, a moon, four seasons, and prairie dogs but could not possibly be Earth.


Contest-winning kids are absurdly good at drawing endangered creatures

Kindergartener Ava Bribiesco decided she wanted to depict American burying beetles -- and won the grand prize.


We say YES to this wedding dress made out of reused bread bag ties

The whole dress cost less than $50 to make. And it's beautiful.


Two-in-one trash can removes your excuse not to recycle

The Solecan is two cans that snap together into one. You just have to move your recycling about an inch to the left, which you can probably handle even if you're really lazy.


Disabled squirrel named Winkelhimer learns to express herself through painting

Winkelhimer Smith, artist and squirrel, is dealing with the trauma of a cat attack through painting.


Liveblog: Cute animals to look at

You could use a break, some kind of good news, something easy to think about -- but you can't tear yourself away long enough to go looking for it. Well, just relax. We will bring you emergency cute.


Pictures of empty Boston are kind of a punch in the gut

Seeing a major city as a ghost town is incredibly sobering.

Climate & Energy

This video of a sewer geyser in Chicago is utterly nuts

Chicago got a little bit of rain. And then it got a little bit of GEYSERS OF SEWER WATER SPEWING OUT OF THE STREET.


Here’s a handy way to tell how much a guy knows about bikes

It's all in the chin.