Living

Politics

It’s a historic day for gay marriage! Let’s argue about it

A rainbow of perspectives from the Grist staff on the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage.

Living

What can cure fossil fuel dependency and treat bipolar disorder?

Lithium is one helluva drug.

Science

Does air pollution cause Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s?

Scientists now suspect that a major cause of dementia could be the air we breathe.

Cities

Tip for getting people to use the metro system: Block all the roads

Parisian cabbies are allegedly protesting Uber by blocking roads, but we know what they're REALLY doing.

Living

Time to go vegetarian: Smugglers caught with 40-year-old meat

China's latest disgusting food scandal gives a whole new meaning to the term "dry-aged beef."

Living

Floss is good for your teeth — but is it bad for the environment?

A reader asks for alternatives to plasticky, over-packaged dental floss. Umbra sinks her teeth into some answers.

Food

Food cops bust Whole Foods for shady prices

A sting operation checking out if Whole Foods prices are really supposed to be that high found that “every label was inaccurate."

Living

The battle over abortion just got a whole lot weirder

Hail Satan and our robot overlords, I guess?

get food wasted

Distilleries are using ugly fruit to make liqueur — and it’s as tasty as ever

Some distillers are starting to make their eaux de vie and brandies with fruit that would otherwise go to waste.