Grist List

Biking

These light-up armbands make awesome turn signals for cyclists

As a responsible cyclist who does not want to die, I wear a helmet. The other night, I donned one of those reflective orange vests. …

Animals

Crazy living rock is one of the weirdest creatures we’ve ever seen

The fact that this sea creature looks exactly like a rock with guts is not even the weirdest thing about it.

Population

A male birth control dudes might actually use

You know what doesn’t do a lot to help reduce unwanted births? Putting women in sole charge of contraception, then making it nigh-impossible for them …

Business & Technology

This gigantic hybrid ship can run on a battery

Although gigantic ships are relatively efficient — compared to, say, transporting massive amounts of stuff by airplane — they do use an astounding amount of …

Business & Technology

Power your laptop with your butt

Swedish designer Eddi Tornberg has turned the plight of modern workers — sitting like lazy larvae in front of computer screens all day — into …

Living

Incredible underwater sculptures turn into living reefs

Artist Jason deCaires Taylor’s work wouldn’t look out of place in a gallery, but that would defeat the purpose. Taylor mounts his exhibitions underwater, leaving …

Animals

Amazing things happen when you yell at baby pigs

Guys. GUYS. Just look what happens when you yell “ice cream!” and/or sing Amy Winehouse at a stack of baby pigs.

Food

Could this 5-by-5 inch piece of paper reduce food waste by 25 percent?

FreshPaper claims their botanical-infused 5-by-5-inch sheet can make produce last five times longer, cutting down wasted food. But does it work?

Animals

This 1933 video of the last living thylacine is a haunting look at a now-extinct species

We tend to think of extinct species as creatures from the distant past, whose habits and physiology we can only guess at from fossil evidence. …