Grist List


Meet Paris’ newest municipal gardeners: Four teeny sheep

Paris is finally catching up with those cutting-edge trendsetters in Ohio -- the City of Lights has decided to follow the herd and use a flock of adorable sheep as lawnmowers.


Ryan Gosling feels bad for the cows

The beefed-up star wrote a letter to the National Milk Producers Federation asking it to end the practice of dehorning cows.


Here is a chicken wearing a sweater

It's a chicken in a sweater. What more do you need to know? Oh: You can also knit your own, if you know a chicken with goosebumps.


Kidnapped Ethiopian girl rescued by caring, protective lions

A 12-year-old girl kidnapped in Ethiopia was found several days after her abduction, safe under the watchful eyes of three lions.


Here’s how to make an omelette without breaking eggs

Well, OK, not quite. But this is as close as you're going to get.

Live the dream vicariously with this beautiful art book of a bike trip around the world

Twelve years ago, Sophie Binder quit her job and left for a cycling trip around the world. Now you can live her epic trip through her incredibly beautiful sketches and watercolors.


Raise $500 in donations, and you can race a canoe through water filled with mercury and gonorrhea

Get out your regatta flags and your best boating cap -- this June 15, the Gowanus Dredgers will take on the Red Hook Boaters in the first Gowanus Challenge.


We’ve got white roofs, so how about pastel pavement?

Out in California, Lawrence Berkeley Lab has a little showcase going on that demonstrates this simple idea.

Climate & Energy

2012’s best images of Earth from space will make you love our planet even more

DAMN this is a good-looking planet! And lest you forget, NASA has collected its favorite satellite images and data visualizations from 2012.

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