Grist List

Business & Technology

Four teenage girls in Africa have invented a generator powered by pee

We are jealous we didn't think of this first.

Business & Technology

One day, your ears could power your hearing aids

Human ears are basically a fleshy battery.

This recycled-plastic bike rack would be great if it actually worked

The rack's made out of 15,000 juice pouches made by Honest Tea, which donated it to the store. Now, if only it worked.

This weird cologne is supposed to smell like sushi

To be fair, it apparently has more of a grassy, rice-y, seaweed-y, gingery, lemon smell.

Climate & Energy

Katrina-damaged neighborhood is rebuilt into the largest solar project in Louisiana

All told, there’s 420 kW of solar power distributed across the neighborhood.

The MTA makes subway cars fly

Usually public transit users can take the subway to the Rockawas, but post-Sandy, that's just not happening. The MTA is working on a solution.


If this walrus can do aerobics, what’s your excuse?

He manages to do leg lifts and he doesn't even have legs! That's dedication.

We’ve figured it out: Climate deniers are really just scared of getting headaches

We know math sucks. But did you know thinking about doing it can cause physical pain? Maybe that's why so many people don't want to think about climate science.

This might just be the cutest endangered animal ever

You'd think the cutest endangered animal would have fur, wouldn't you? You'd be wrong.