Grist List

Living

Mamas, please let your daughters grow up to be scientists

An embarrassingly small proportion of real-life scientists are women. This photographer wants to change that.

Politics

Stephen Colbert to the children of America: Dream of being a politician with zero grasp of science!

America's coastline, meet your reaper: James Inhofe, Oklahoma senator.

Gaelic Gale Power

Scotland may achieve energy independence before political independence

Scotland's wind turbines are producin' loads o' lecky.

Business & Technology

The Netherlands’ new solar bike lane totally rules

The solar bike lane is the greenest thing in Amsterdam since space cake.

Food

This tool-lending library brings the sharing economy out of the city and onto the farm

Instead of shelling out big bucks for specialized machinery, food producers in Maine can now join a lending library of farm tools.

Food

Is snacking on a scorpion sexy?

Enter SexyFood, a French startup that's trying to get you to eat bugs -- hopefully with more success than we've ever had.

Climate & Energy

Fracking pollution just went airborne

A new study published this week shows that fracking chemicals aren't just polluting our waterways, they're taking to the skies, too.

Can It

This company invented a better soda can. Why isn’t anybody buying?

The "evercan" uses more recycled aluminum than most cans on the market right now -- but Big Beverage isn't on board yet.

total fluke

This fishy crime landed a man in prison

When you get tangled up with illegal fishing, sometimes you get caught.