Grist List


Let’s just watch baby eagles all day

These little guys are only a few days old, and you can watch them eat, cuddle, look like Doc Brown, and other baby eagle activities.


This 15-year-old won’t let the British government cut climate change education

In England, the government has decided to cut out climate change education from its curriculum for under 14-year-olds.


This super-green coworking space was once a working heliport

Excuse us, we need to pack our bags and move to Mexico City so we can start working here.


After losing a finger, this guy made a new one out of bike parts

Colin Macduff lost a finger in an accident in 2010 and, in the haze of medication, he had a vision of how he'd make up for it: He'd make a prosthetic finger out of bicycle parts.


All the giant squid in the world are related to each other

All the giant squid in the world are part of one big extended family! They're going to have a big squid party.


Let’s bring back New York City’s goat beauty pageants

In the 1930s, the goats competing for "Mr. Manhattan" were mostly "mascots and talismans," but surely the vogue for urban farming means we could start this back up again.


Spiders all over the world like to snack on bats

We now have evidence that spiders eat bats all over the world except in places without spiders or bats. This is scary, and kind of wrong.


Watch a 9-year-old activist speak out against corporate interests taking over his town’s water

Nestle wants to extract water from the aquifer in Fryeburg, Maine, for the next 45 years. Elementary-school activist Luke Sekera-Flanders is fighting back.


New York City’s subways will have giant touchscreen maps

Touch a station and the map will tell you how to get there! It's sort of like a giant Hopstop, except you can touch it.

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