Grist List

Cities

A single sticker turns your bus commute into a monster rampage

All the monster sticker needs is a window on a moving tram or bus. The goal: Move your head so that the monster eats the heads of people (or dogs) that you pass.

Threatened sea lions are being killed off to save threatened fish

This is a pretty complicated Sophie’s Choice-esque eco-problem brewing in the Columbia River at the base of the Bonneville Dam, in the Pacific Northwest. California sea lions are protected. But they eat Chinook salmon and steelhead, which …

Food

Cinnabon pizzas exist, and these guys ate one

As long as we’re having hot dog pizzas and cheeseburger pizzas, why not put pizza on everything? Why not go mad? We could have pizza coffee and pizza ice cream and pizza s’mores and pizza …

Climate & Energy

This beautiful image is actually 150 years of hurricane data

John Nelson, the guy who brought you the gorgeous maps of wildfire and tornado data, has really outdone himself this time. This is more than 150 years of hurricanes, presented in an unusual orientation (Antarctica …

Cities

Snap-together house is easy to assemble, hard to pay for

The good news: Some Danish architects teamed up with some British digital fabrication people to create a 1,250-square-foot house produced in a rapid prototyping machine. (A rapid prototyping machine uses computer modeling to quickly produce …

Watch the opening of a 100-year-old mystery package

This mysterious package, sealed up on Aug. 26, 1912, has been kept in a museum in Gudbrandsdalen, Norway, for the last 100 years. Curators there have no idea what was inside it, and know only …

Squid can make music videos WITH THEIR SKIN

Oh, you thought you were insane in the membrane, Cypress Hill? That’s because you didn’t see the insane membrane of this longfin squid, which is producing its own hip-hop music video in response to electrical …

Food

Here’s your chance to drink beer with Obama! Sort of.

The White House promises to release its beer recipe if an online petition gets 25,000 signatures.

New map keeps track of 25,000 species

Scientists and garden-variety animal lovers who want specifics about where to find particular species have reason to rejoice: A new online database called The Map of Life provides cutting-edge accuracy about the whereabouts of some 25,000 …

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