Grist List

Just look at this baby gazelle bouncing around. JUST LOOK AT IT

Worried about Sandy? Watch this ridiculous baby gazelle. You'll feel better, until you realize she lives right in the storm path.

After three years on the lam, Tampa’s wild monkey is finally captured

For years, the monkey roamed around the city, making enemies, making friends, and always eluding capture. Then, earlier this month, it bit somebody.

The cities of the future could be built out of animal blood

What's a cheap, potentially easy to make, sustainable building material? It's a brick made out of animal blood. Sounds tasty.

Business & Technology is turning plastic water bottles into pants, other stuff

The musician's company Ekocycle is partnering with companies like Levi Strauss to turn plastic bottles into useful items.


GOP candidate: ‘My opponent believes in global warming and has been to other countries, he is basically a monster’

This could be the strangest campaign ad this season.

Climate & Energy

Planes can’t land in Antarctica because the runway is melting

Australia's supply planes mainly use one runway, carved into the ice, for takeoff and landing.

Baby echidna may be cutest, weirdest baby animal ever

Echidnas are spiny mammals that live in Australia and are like the weird cousins of duck-billed platypuses.


The newest gourmet coffee is made out of elephant poop

You can pay $50 for the privilege of drinking coffee made from beans that an elephant shit out. Or you could just buy yourself a pair of pants.

Business & Technology

Liquid metal battery inventor goes on Colbert, still manages to teach us some stuff

Donald Sadoway, MIT materials science professor and inventor of a new liquid metal battery that could revolutionize energy storage, went on Stephen Colbert’s show last …