Grist List

Living

Tree that survived a tsunami has been made into a monument

If a tree could have balls of steel, this one would -- but instead it now has a spine of carbon and plastic leaves and branches.

One day these robotic bees might have to replace real ones

Look, they can fly!

Living

Tired of disposable clothing? This sweatshirt has a 10-year warranty

If it rips or tears or otherwise starts to break down -- they'll fix it for you. Because they think that "not everything should be disposable."

Living

Gun-toting killer dolphins are now running loose in the Black Sea

Remember how the Ukrainian Navy was supposedly strapping knives and guns to dolphins and turning them into highly skilled dolphin assassins? Well, some of those guys seem to have gotten loose.

Living

Commemorate this senseless traffic death with delicious cookies

Katie Fisher was 24 when she died in a car accident. That, on its own, is a sad story, but it got worse.

Living

Watch an alligator learn to use his prosthetic tail

Mr. Stubbs' rubber tail has the potential to quadruple his projected lifespan.

Food

Mummies found around the world all had heart disease

Apparently, it doesn't matter what you eat; you're going to end up as a mummy with atherosclerosis. Assuming you can find someone to mummify you. Otherwise you'll just have atherosclerosis.

Living

Baby animals are now learning to surf, because they know something we don’t

There is literally no explanation for this that doesn't involve some kind of instinctual understanding of impending sea-level rise.

Living

Artists make beautiful sea creatures out of ocean trash

Mathieu Goussin and Hortense Le Calvez's photographs look like jellyfish, kelp, and anemones, but they're actually just piles of debris.

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