Grist List

Food

Food expiration dates are garbage. Here’s a new label that’ll make you think before you toss.

Bump Mark, a new food label made out of gelatin, could substantially reduce the amount of food sent to landfills each year.

candy crushed

John Oliver’s takedown of the sugar industry is pretty sweet

The Last Week Tonight host slams Big Sugar just in time for Halloween.

Climate & Energy

Honey, climate change is shrinking the kids

A new study finds that rising temperatures have downsized mountain goats by 25 percent in just 30 years. Cute, but not good.

sting operation

In Yolo County, YOLO apparently means stealing hives of angry bees

This buzzworthy new trend in food crime is taking hold in California.

Living

Scientists can now see fracker’s “fingerprints” all over polluted water

Scientists think they have a new tool to prove once and for all whether fracking is responsible for contaminating our water.

Climate & Energy

New climate time machine is not a DeLorean, but it’s almost as cool

The new software gives researchers a look at storms of the past. It also eliminates the danger of traveling back in time and accidentally kissing your mom.

Climate & Energy

Will South Florida be the shortest-lived state in the union?

The mayor of South Miami is fed up with Florida's refusal to address sea-level rise, which threatens to wipe out the southern end of the state.

Back bone connected to the coral bone

Turns out coral reefs could help mend human bones

Good thing we figured that out before we wiped them out completely.

Breathing Buildings

Bosco Verticale is Italian for dope urban treehouse

This just in: We no longer have to choose between living in the city or the forest.

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