Grist List


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 …


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.


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.


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.


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.