Grist List

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 …

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 …

Animals

If you promise not to panhandle, San Francisco will give you a puppy

San Francisco has an overabundance of dogs who need love and homes, and a large number of people who make their living by panhandling. This …

Animals

Chinese police save 3,600 endangered crocodiles from being eaten by humans

In southern China, police intercepted three foreigners trying to sneak over the border with precious cargo — more than 3,600 crocodiles. By the time police …

Climate Change

June’s 3,282 heat records, in one handy chart

In the U.S., June heat broke 2,284 daily maximum temperature records and tied a further 998. Here's what that looked like for the lower 48 states.

Cities

Street artist turns Chicago into a Monopoly board

Socially conscious graffiti is nice and all, but we prefer it when street artists have a sense of humor. So this work by artist (or …

Living

Breathtaking video of Earth seen from space

It’s worth cleaning off your monitor before you watch this extraordinary video — full-screen, of course — so there’s no dust or smudges interfering with …