Russia discovers diamonds, keeps them a secret, then finally tells everyone what great diamonds these are.
Simon Beck walks around for days to create his fractal snow patterns, and they are astonishing.
Kiara, born at a zoo in Siberia, is half lion and half half lion half tiger. It makes sense, honest. (Well, as much sense as lions and tigers having sex.)
We at Grist List have taken out the crystal ball that our aunt gave us in third grade and found that it actually sees into the future. And we are here to tell you: The future is pretty intense. Because cities are giant. And skyscrapers are HUGE. Actually, our crystal ball is called Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, in which Yale professor Karen Seto just published a study about the future of cities. Bryan Walsh reports at Time: Seto and her co-authors calculate that between now and 2030, urban areas will expand by more than 463,000 sq. mi. …
At 13,595 square feet, the world's largest vertical garden is definitely bigger than your piddly window box -- think more like “hotel ballroom.”
This wasp is named after Lady Gaga, and fittingly, some people are mad about it.
Renee Haugerud is a farmer's daughter, but she's also the founder of a fancy New York hedge fund. These two attributes have made her basically the only person in the country to have come out ahead from this summer's terrible drought.
One time I made a joke in a Grist List post about some new horrible form of weather, where I was like “ha ha, what’s next, FIRENADOS?” And then people on Twitter were like “um, firenados are reality” and I was like “WHAT I don’t want to live in the world anymore” but yup. Fire tornados are a thing, and here is a video of one, and it will make you poop.
A Vanderbuilt University Study on gender and observational skills reveals strange facts about what men and women recognize.