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Living

The moon is toxic to humans

Hope you didn’t just think we could move up and colonize the moon once we permanently screw up Earth. New research suggests that Ernie was right all along: The moon might be a nice place …

Cities

Slightly insulting posters beat the hell out of those ‘I Heart [City]’ shirts

What is love if not the right to gently poke fun at the object of your affection, be it a boyfriend, relative, or cherished city neighborhood? It’s clear that Jeni Brendemuehl, Lauren Schroer, and RC …

Food

Eating this burger automatically makes you a dick

The 666 Burger truck sells a $666 burger called the Doucheburger, and it's full -- appropriately -- of things you will only eat if you're a douche.

Living

Here’s what to buy so you can stop living in self-denial

Trying to reduce a building’s energy footprint is so dang hard, especially when it involves leaving pee in the toilet, sweating through hot days, and nagging your significant other to please turn off the goddamn …

Biking

Win a bike by channeling famous authors

Rule No. 1 of Grist List: Never pass up an opportunity to win a free bike. Especially if the opportunity involves the chance to channel P.G. Wodehouse. The Paris Review (TPR), a venerable lit magazine …

Living

The 20 best names of rocks on Mars

Guys, did you know that rocks on Mars have amazing names? (I found out through a link in this story.) You might think this is not really related to sustainable living on Earth, but a) …

Climate & Energy

Brazilian inmates can reduce their sentence by providing human-powered electricity

Brazil is pioneering a new sort of jailhouse workout, in which inmates ride bikes instead of pumping iron. The bikes, unlike weightlifting or prison-yard basketball, help power a nearby town.

Cities

New York City shuts down home-brewed community park

The lot at Woodhull and Columbia Streets had sat vacant for 35 years. Around the corner, in Brooklyn’s Carroll Gardens, the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel pours into the Gowanus Expressway. The lot was a mess, a …

Food

These dreamlike landscapes are made out of food

When artist Eszter Burghardt went hiking in Iceland, the geology there reminded her of cake — so she decided to reproduce it using food. The picture above isn’t a tilt-shifted photo of mountains. It’s a …

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