Grist List


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.


Watch a leopard seal try to make friends with a kayak (or possibly hump it)

He sure loves this kayak. Or loooooooooves this kayak.


Would you believe Miami has the most efficient road system in the country?

Of the biggest U.S. cities, Miami is the most efficient in terms of amount of highway. (Atlanta is the worst.)


Stacked recycling bins for small kitchens are so simple, yet so genius

It's a simple idea -- interlocking bins with openings for paper, plastic, and glass. But if you have a small kitchen, it's potentially life-changing.

Business & Technology

Help fund these tiny reef-repairing robots, and get your name printed on a coral reef

Coralbots are tiny robots that work in autonomous underwater swarms to repair coral. And if you donate to their Kickstarter, you can put your name on a bot or on part of a reef.

Climate & Energy

Awesome animated short shows how a shaved monkey can change the world

God, ANOTHER "shaved monkey becomes president and takes revenge for deforestation" movie? At least this one looks cool.


Soon enough farmers will just breed chicken with no bones

KFC is not optimistic about the future of chicken with bones in it.


This 3D map makes Tokyo’s subway system look like a crazy roller coaster ride

You needn't bring a barf bag, though. Although they're based in reality, those peaks and valleys don't exactly represent what it feels like to ride on the Tokyo subway.


It’s bike share season!

Like daffodils, ramps, and skirts, bike shares emerge in the spring, a sign that the long winter is over and summer is coming soon.