Grist List

Now you can download and print an entire house

A London-based design team has come up with DIY designs for “WikiHouses,” which let would-be home constructors download plans and “print” the components themselves rather than buying them in a factory. In practice, I am …

Here’s a nice story about a cute baby endangered sea turtle getting rescued

Cute turtle rehabbed by nice people at Florida's Marine Science Center is nurtured, returned to the wild.

Cities

Gorgeously painted manhole covers add beauty to city streets in Japan

Sometimes, the difference between a pleasant, livable city and a stressful one comes down to the details, things you might barely even notice but that influence you almost subconsciously. Municipalities in Japan have gotten at …

If you’ve got $206,500, you can bid on a piece of the moon

Haven’t you always wanted to own a piece of the moon that you could do whatever you wanted with — write your name on it, claim it in the name of Spain, tape it together …

Mysterious ocean ‘crop circles’ are actually built by fish

These structures look like the print of a massive octopus wearing fashionable shoes, but they're actually pufferfish sex palaces.

Charbroiled burgers create more air pollution than diesel trucks

A new study finds that trucks would have to drive 143 miles to produce as much pollution as one charbroiled burger.

Business & Technology

Bike-powered e-waste recycler could keep your electronics from murdering the planet

It's basically a grinder, attached to a bike.

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 sugarless gum. Well, science is here to rescue you, poor …