Grist List

Cities

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.

Living

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

It's all in the chin.

Living

Students build a cafe out of plain old recycled cardboard

Students in England have built a pop-up cafe out of cardboard. It can be flatpacked and moved around to wherever English people need coffee.

Cities

Gang of ukulele players brightens up Toronto’s morning subway commute

They did not get punched for their relentlessly chipper 8 a.m. singing because they were in Canada.

Living

Koala populations are threatened by rampant STDs

About 50 percent of the koalas in Australia have chlamydia. Now, new discoveries in genetics may save koala populations threatened by STDs.

Living

This is by far the cutest baby bat we’ve ever seen

If Bruce Wayne were really committed to accuracy, he'd spend his time licking food from a plastic cup, getting scritched, and generally being pants-pissingly adorable.

Food

It’s official: Just the taste of beer makes your brain happy

Finally, proof that beer equals delicious joy.

Living

Adorable therapy dogs bring comfort to Boston victims

The same comfort dogs deployed to help in Newtown are traveling to Boston. They are a cute and comforting presence.