Grist List

Thanks to climate change, Texas is up to its ears in dead crickets

Texas is having a very big problems with crickets and it's not just that the crickets are really gross, it's that when they die, they smell really bad.

Now you can get text messages from a cow’s vagina

It's getting harder to tell when dairy cows are in heat. But never fear, farmers! Now their genitals can text you.

For you hipster entomologists, here’s a caterpillar that looks just like bacon

Supposedly this weird living bacon is actually a moth caterpillar. Made of bacon.


The Confluence Project is photographing every latitude/longitude intersection on Earth

Although volunteers have visited more than a third of the accessible confluence points, there are 10,166 out there waiting to be visited.

McDonald’s video claims their beef is not really that bad

McDonald's makes a video to show people that their beef is as pure as the driven snow, and even includes a few lol questions from wary consumers.

Tsunami of ‘chemical deodorant’ foam floods Chinese village

What would you think if you saw a giant wall of doom-bubbles advancing on you down the river? PANIC.


Human-made 50-ton rainbow proves you’re not in Kansas anymore

Culver City, Calif., where the Wizard of Oz was filmed, is getting an infusion of magic and hope in the form of a 100,000-pound rainbow.

Business & Technology

How Apple Maps could save the planet

When it comes to energy efficiency, Apple Maps blows Google Maps out of the water.

NASA’s incredible nighttime video shows you Earth as you’ve never seen it

This nighttime flyover of Earth has a handy informative commentary so you know what you're looking at, which makes it that much cooler.

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