Grist List

Is this beluga really trying to talk like people?

This definitely sounds more like human speech than whalesong! Though it sounds more like a vuvuzela solo than either.

Living

These chairs are eco-friendly but they look like crystallized barf

! great object lesson in why conscientiousness alone is not enough to change people’s habits.

Food

Despite student protests, college plans to serve beloved oxen as dinner

Lou and Bill lived a good life at Green Mountain College, one of the more green-minded campuses in America.

Business & Technology

Giant wind turbine on wheels can be set up anywhere you want

It's sort of like a Transformer wind turbine.

This teen built his own tiny home so he could move out of his parents’ house

Austin Hay, 17, has finished building a 130-square-foot house that will keep him from needing a mortgage when he's not, you know, 17.

iPod’s packaging dissolves in water

So Apple's coolness factor is now going to increase, if that is possible. Their packaging dissolves in water. Yeah. Watch.

Living

The Ukrainian Navy teaches dolphins how to kill people

The Ukrainian Navy is supposedly training dolphins to kill people. This is not the first time dolphins have been used in military strategy, but it is probably the most violent task that's been asked of them. Now that's what we call progress!

Dolphins can stay more or less awake for 15 days straight

Scientists have known for awhile that dolphins can stay awake by turning only half their brains to sleep mode. What they do not know is how long dolphins can keep this up.

Climate & Energy

This 18-mile-long crack in Antarctic ice could birth an iceberg bigger than Manhattan

It might look like a hairline fracture from that far above, but it's actually massive.