Grist List

Living

Robots, plants team up to make humans fall flat on their faces

By making plants mobile, you make them the natural enemies of a) humans and b) cats

Food

Important study: People eat fattening foods when they know they’re gonna die anyway

I bet you’ve been going around thinking that death row prisoners choosing their last meals usually make do with a salad and a stick of …

Baby elephant is as cute as its name is unpronounceable

This new baby elephant is cute as hell, and its name contains a letter that doesn't exist in English or probably any of the other languages you know.

Living

This guy runs the Fight Club of libraries outside his front door

For more than a decade, Hernando Guanlao, of Manila, has run the Fight Club of reading out of his home library. The BBC reports: The …

Climate change T-shirt is (almost) the star of London’s fashion week

Fashion Icon Vivienne Westwood vamps it up DIY style at London's fashion week. Does she care? Or is she just being mad trendy?

Cities

If you are good at running, it can be faster than taking the subway

Still, we are going to vote for keeping the subway.

Russia has secret diamond reserves worth one quadrillion dollars

Russia discovers diamonds, keeps them a secret, then finally tells everyone what great diamonds these are.

This is the most beautiful snow art we’ve ever seen

Simon Beck walks around for days to create his fractal snow patterns, and they are astonishing.

This is the world’s first liliger, and yes, it is magical

Kiara, born at a zoo in Siberia, is half lion and half half lion half tiger. It makes sense, honest. (Well, as much sense as lions and tigers having sex.)