Grist List


Check out the insanely long line for a Brooklyn-Manhattan bus this morning

Among the NYC subways that are not running yet? The ones that run from Brooklyn to Manhattan.

Sandy could result in kinder, gentler subway rats

If the dominant rats were further down in the tunnels, mostly submissive rats would have survived. Which could make rats nicer overall. Maybe. Probably not.

Mayor Bloomberg’s ASL interpreter was the unsung hero of Sandy

Lydia Callis kept New Yorkers sane, and gave them something awesome to look at during a tense time.

Business & Technology

New technology could make your cell phone battery last twice as long

a company called Eta Devices, which spun out of MIT, has figured out how to make your phone's power amplifier much more efficient.

The most first-worldy complaints about superstorm Sandy

Superstorm Sandy has brought on some serious #firstworldproblems for Wall Street traders and CEOs in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey.

Baby walrus perfectly safe after superstorm

He was at an aquarium in Coney Island, not exactly best place to weather the storm. The entire place was underwater, and not in the way aquariums usually are.


Sad Stuff on the Street reveals that your city is actually an existential film

This Tumblr collects melancholy tableaux from the sidewalks and gutters of cities across the world.

Woman wants memorial for fish that died in a traffic accident

An Orange County woman wants there to be a memorial for some fish that got in a car accident. Yes, she's a member of PETA, why do you ask?


This pumpkin is also a working Tetris game

Here's an all-natural (OK, 90 percent natural) video game that runs on AA batteries -- and, in an emergency, you can eat it when you're done.