Grist List

Climate Change

Photos of train tracks and airplane runways melting in the heat

Last weekend’s heat played havoc with transportation in the D.C. area, but at least we got some cool photos out of the chaos. The  heat-buckled highway was just a heat-buckled highway — they’ve been all …

Cities

‘Missed Connections’ street art marks the sites of love affairs that never happened

I Wish I Said Hello takes the private moments of missed connections and puts them back in the public spaces where they occurred.

Cities

Museum’s indoor mini-golf course lets you putt your way through a miniature city

The National Building Museum may not be D.C.’s star attraction, but even if you don’t love it, it loves you. You can tell, because the museum is giving sweltering District residents a nice, cool place …

Animals

Cloned horses could compete in the Olympics

The highest body of equestrian sports, the Federation Equestre Internationale, is just a little obsessed with where horse babies come from. And not without reason — have you seen the prices for champion horse sperm …

Climate Change

This video proves we’re living in a disaster movie

This compilation of recent news footage could EASILY be the scene from a disaster movie showing a news footage montage right before everything goes to hell.

Animals

Watch a clam snarf salt off a table

Here’s a fun pastime, if you’re mildly sociopathic: Put a clam on a table. Sprinkle salt around it. Watch as it investigates with what looks for all the world like a gigantic creepy beige tongue. …

Media

Fox News thinks pollution is good for the planet

Fox News is now apparently telling viewers that pollution helps forests grow.

Animals

These beautiful bridges are just for animals

Some highways have overpasses built specifically for animals like deer, elk, and grizzly bears. Take a look at some of these gorgeous wildlife bridges.

Animals

The ocean’s tiniest, strangest creatures

The Tara Oceans is a 118-foot research ship that collects ocean zooplankton and phytoplankton — microscopic marine organisms that we often know nothing about. These tiny critters have a crucial place at the bottom of …

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