Grist List

Living

Watch an alligator learn to use his prosthetic tail

Mr. Stubbs' rubber tail has the potential to quadruple his projected lifespan.

Food

Mummies found around the world all had heart disease

Apparently, it doesn't matter what you eat; you're going to end up as a mummy with atherosclerosis. Assuming you can find someone to mummify you. Otherwise you'll just have atherosclerosis.

Living

Baby animals are now learning to surf, because they know something we don’t

There is literally no explanation for this that doesn't involve some kind of instinctual understanding of impending sea-level rise.

Living

Artists make beautiful sea creatures out of ocean trash

Mathieu Goussin and Hortense Le Calvez's photographs look like jellyfish, kelp, and anemones, but they're actually just piles of debris.

Living

Those lucky jerks in London are getting a frickin’ bicycle highway

Mayor Boris Johnson has announced that the city will be spending a whopping $1.51 billion on better bike infrastructure.

Living

Hero mouse attacks snake to save his friend

A feeder mouse in a Chinese zoo jumped on a snake's head and bit it as it ate another mouse. Would you have done the same, if you were a mouse?

Living

This middle schooler is building her very own tiny house

As part of the build, she's learning about physics, math, design, and engineering. But she's also figuring out what she really needs to live a happy, sustainable life.

Living

This tiger made friends with the goat that was supposed to be his dinner

Hey, we all liked to play with our food at one point in our lives.

Living

Weird, perplexing bacteria discovered in buried Antarctic lake

A mysterious new microbe has been found in Antarctica's Lake Vostok. It is less than 86 percent like anything we've ever seen before.