Grist List

Stopping the next great extinction could cost just $11.42 per person per year

This is according to a new study in Science, which estimates that it would cost $80 billion per year to stop extinction.

Devoted under-consumer feeds her friends a meal made of trash

A woman on the TLC show Extreme Cheapskates gave her friends a dinner picked from the trash. Uh ... check please?


Giant monster sushi is as big as your head

These are not "sustainable food," to say the least.

This video of a rude emu will make you pee yourself in terror/hilarity

Birds are basically dinosaurs, which can seem pretty cool, until one of them is sticking its head in your crotch looking for treats.

Female komodo dragons live half as long as males because they do so much frickin’ housework

Female komodo dragons live half as long as males. This is because they exhaust themselves raising children, which, if they are female, can in turn exhaust themselves and die young.

Moss-covered keyboard lets you commune with nature while you work

It's a keyboard made out of moss and wood. It wasn't on our Christmas list, but it's cool. And maybe if we worked on it we'd actually feel like we were outside?

Climate & Energy

Sadly believable fake TED talk solves the fuel problem for good

"Step one: Devise an idea to create a car that runs on compost. Step two: Create the car. We've already completed step one. We're halfway there."

25 species of primate are on the brink of extinction

The future doesn't look so bright for our primate brethren. But conservation efforts are helping at least some species hang on.

Business & Technology

Now that you can send smells through your phone, why even bother leaving the house?

A Japanese company has created a device that attaches to the bottom of an iPhone and that sends smells over the internet.