Grist List

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.


Other countries can’t get enough of U.S. sperm

We're over here trying to reduce population growth, and meanwhile the whole world is importing American sperm.


If you want to go faster on your bike, grow a mullet

It's the most aerodynamic hairstyle -- business in the front, EXTREME UNSTOPPABLE SPEED in the rear.


Whole Foods will grow rooftop greens in a Superfund site

While we might be a little leery of both Whole Foods and veggies grown in areas long contaminated with industrial toxins, we're willing to give these a try.


If we have to build parking garages, we might as well use them for yoga and weddings

This garage treats parking as a luxury. But parking is a luxury, which we're irrationally subsidizing.


Climate change is slowing down our marathon times

The problem: We don't run so well in the heat.

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