Grist List

Living

Hubble discovers Space Invader near distant galaxy

Keep working on that global warming thing, but we may soon have bigger problems on our hands.

Living

Mr. Eco is our favorite environmental rap superhero

Consider his latest, "Recycle Robot," in which he encourages his team of EcoHeroes to do the right thing.

Living

Switching to LEDs could help eliminate food waste

When you put food near heat, it spoils more quickly.

Living

‘Breakfast beer’ is part of this complete, worryingly alcoholic breakfast

The beer tastes like grapefruit and multigrain cereal. At least it’s not trying to taste like Lucky Charms.

Cities

Some monster stole the single tree out of Portland’s two-foot-wide park

Someone stole the lone tree from Portland's Mill Ends Park, the smallest park in the world. A local cop vows that justice will be swift and severe.

Food

Man arrested for flying with 200 pounds of caterpillars

Apparently the man intended to eat them. That's a lot of caterpillar stroganoff.

Living

Trippy-looking thermal photos show penguins are even colder than the surrounding air

Thermal imaging shows that penguins' feathers are even colder than the sub-zero air they live in. It also makes them look super '80s radical.

Living

Pet-loving architects in the Dominican Republic build a beautiful animal shelter out of recycled materials

Animal lovers in the Dominican Republic have banded together to create a beautiful recycled shelter for some abandoned dogs and cats.

Living

You don’t need nature, you just need the smell of it

An immunologist in Japan named Qing Li has been working for years to show that you can get a bunch of the benefits of nature without actually going there.

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