Grist List

Best (or worst?) bike thief ever returns stolen bike with money for a new lock

With the ten dollars, plus some additional funds, the bike owner bought a U-lock.

Robot sea turtles could help keep the ocean safe and clean

Scientists are developing a mechanical sea turtle that can patrol the oceans.


Oh good, now you can get festive pumpkin pie- and peppermint-flavored Pringles

The world's premier "potato slurry pressed into a saddle shape" company is debuting three festive and extremely nasty holiday flavors.

Nearby ‘super-Earth’ planet is made of diamonds

Exoplanet 55 Cancri e is too hot to live on, but other than that it's the sweetest planet ever. It's eight times the mass of Earth and at least a third of that is diamond.

Hungry guy tries to set squirrel on fire, ends up torching apartment building

Guy tries to cook squirrel with propane torch; squirrel lights his whole building on fire. Seems more than fair.

Sea otter that survived the Exxon Valdez spill dies at 23

She was the second to last otter survivor of the Exxon Valdez spill.

This guy is so good at recycling he can turn trash into masterpieces

Bernard Pras, a French artist, uses discarded materials to recreate iconic images.

Gorgeous, crazy-fast Australian train would go over 500 miles in two hours

Australia has plans to make a new really fast train. It's also really sexy. We wonder if we could get Paul Hogan to make out with us on it.


Rachael Ray is opening a food truck for dogs

To comment on this breaking news, we have brought in our Dog Food Correspondent, Lucy Bump.