Grist List

We think this kid who licked an entire subway rail should donate himself to science

This is one of the grosser ways you could interact with public transportation. But on the plus side, it could be of use to modern medicine!

Climate & Energy

Bunny named after Hugh Hefner going extinct, Hefner somehow still alive

You'll want to get a good look at this cute-as-a-button Playboy(-related) Bunny.

How we can slow global warming by smashing up an asteroid

Do not worry about global warming. Seriously. We are going to explode asteroids, and then, we're going to hide behind them, and it's going to be GREAT.

Black spidery thingies on Mars will probably kill us all

Every once in awhile, a bit of science crosses your path, and you think, yes, this is how we're all going to die.

This winter’s snowstorms will have names like Draco, Q, and Khan

The Weather Channel wants to name winter storms things like "Gandolf." That's Gandolf with an O, got it? It has NOTHING TO DO with Tolkein.

Watch an octopus take apart a camera while punching a shark

To researchers, this baited camera is equipment for monitoring underwater ecosystems. To an octopus, it's just a complicated lunchbox.

Food

Bhutan wants to be the world’s first 100 percent organic country

To be fair, the country's already most of the way there.

Meet the lake so polluted that spending an hour there would kill you

Thanks to a secret government nuclear facility, Lake Karachay may be the most polluted spot on the planet.

Thanks to climate change, Texas is up to its ears in dead crickets

Texas is having a very big problems with crickets and it's not just that the crickets are really gross, it's that when they die, they smell really bad.

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