Grist List

Food

Beer: a magical mixture of hops, barley, and tiny pieces of plastic

Researchers took a microscope to a bunch of German beer. What they found will ruin your whole day.

Living

This just in: Millennials love organic eggplant, hate Gucci

The nation’s most closely scrutinized generation is basically dumping $20 bills on the front steps of Whole Foods with a wheelbarrow.

Cities

Get paid to make your commute awesome

Got an idea for how to make the daily trek less awful? This contest could make your dream come true.

Business & Technology

Google trend watch: The indoors are the new outdoors

Google brings backpacking indoors with a very sexy and subtle new virtual mapping device!

Brain Freeze

These ice cream makers aren’t down with vanilla’s brand new invention

Companies like Häagen-Dazs and Straus Family Creamery won't be using vanilla made via synthetic biology.

Chickened Out

PETA’s new virtual reality game could make you too chicken to eat chicken

I, Chicken, a new virtual reality game from PETA, lets you experience life as a chicken just before slaughter.

Climate & Energy

Watch the world go up in fracking flares

Natural gas flares join city lights and the Great Wall of China as stuff you can see from space.

It's electric

This California bill will make electric cars way less pretentious

If passed, the Charge Ahead California Initiative would subsidize electric cars for low-income drivers throughout the state.

NO MAHALO

Here’s what your Hawaiian vacation will look like in 2050

A new report on climate change doesn't bode well for Hawaii's tourism industry.

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