Grist List

Watch a guy pull off a sting operation to smack down a bike thief

A Portland man who is not named Simon Jackson identified his stolen bike when the thief put it up for sale on Seattle Craigslist. So he wrote an email offering to buy the bike, and …

Climate & Energy

In the Yukon, climate change is making buildings fall down

Dawson City is so cold that the average temperature is below freezing, which means the ground is frozen solid all year. At least, it used to be.

Business & Technology

Electric DeLorean could get you back to a slightly less grim future

When we think about how we’re going to save the environment from the ravages of fossil fuels, our first thought is not generally “with gull-wing doors.” Well, luckily not everyone thinks inside the box, and …

This kangaroo escape caper is ‘Dr. Doolittle’ meets ‘The Italian Job’

If you were a kangaroo in a zoo in Germany, would you say to yourself, “OK, well, I guess I’m never going to see Australia again, but hey, at least I like the smell of …

Food

Paris is building a crazy-looking indoor banana farm

Man, Parisians are so grabby. They already have the Eiffel Tower, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Grey Poupon, and now they’re going to have locally grown bananas too? Parisians at the the Agricultural Urbanism Lab are …

Seriously, what the hell is this thing

io9 is asking for help on behalf of a reader who found a horrible tentacle-thing on the ground in Stockholm, Sweden. He wants help identifying it, presumably so that when he gets devoured his next-of-kin …

All the plants in the Amazon would die without this tiny patch of desert in Africa

Sometimes nature has the coolest trans-continental bromance with itself.

Climate & Energy

Climate change could take away high school football

High school football season is heating up—but not in a good way. Climate change could ruin the sport for good.

Tommy Lee: ‘Please don’t torture whales by playing them Mötley Crüe’

Tommy Lee may specialize in loud music, amateur porn, and wearing eyeliner even though he’s almost 50, but he’s not a monster. He loves his animal brethren, and he would never torment them by forcing …

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