Grist List

Living

If Park Slope parents suck so bad at contraception, what hope is there for the rest of us?

In fiscal year 2012, the federal budget marked out $610 million for international family planning programs. But perhaps some of that funding needs to be …

Living

This summer’s blockbuster: Tiny House, THE MOVIE

The best cinema taps into our secret dreams, and TINY taps in specifically to our secret dreams about running away to Colorado and building a …

Animals

Meet the parasitic crustacean named after Bob Marley

This little guy, a parasitic coral reef crustacean called a gnathiid, now has something in common with that one dog in that movie and a …

Living

In the future, your clothes could be made of bacteria poo

The nice way to talk about Suzanne Lee’s garments is to say that they’re “biocouture” — biodegradable clothes that required no animal products in the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.