Grist List

Need some traffic Zen? Try Honku, short poems to channel your road rage

I live right near 4th Avenue in Brooklyn, a pretty major road, and ever since yesterday morning, when people started trying to drive into Manhattan, the cars on the road have been honking. Honk. Honk. …

Business & Technology

This motorcycle runs on air

The O2 Pursuit has a top speed of 87 mph and can go 62 miles on one standard SCUBA tank full of compressed air. I

Food

When climate change destroys the potato, we’ll all have to eat bananas

As the world gets warmer, we will have fewer potatoes. But we will have lots of bananas and cassava. So don't worry.

Cities

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.