more than meets the IT

Are Google's self-driving cars actually signs of Transformers' imminent world domination?

The world is pumped that Google is passing mile markers on the road to creating a fully automatic automobile. But let's consider what we got the last time robot vehicles were allowed to freely roam the earth: Transformers.

The moth man cometh

Ask Umbra on ridding your home of moths and repairing the sweaters they ate

Ask Umbra answers a reader question about clothes moths. She shares how to get rid of them and repair sweaters. If you care about cardigans, read this!

work it!

10/10/10: The world gets to work [PHOTOS]

There were more than 7,000 worldwide examples of people getting to work to combat climate change for's 10/10/10 Global Work Party.

The GINK videos

Tyra Banks quizzes childfree couple [VIDEO]

Watch Tracy and Jared tell a slightly aghast Tyra Banks about their decision not to have kids.

Work party like it’s 1999

Ask Umbra says get out there and party this weekend on 10/10/10

You know you want to make a difference. Ask Umbra says get out there this weekend and (work) party on at a event near you!

Scary spice

Urbivore’s Dilemma, Week 18: Tomatillos, cilantro, hot peppers, oh my!

This week, the Urbivore gets something in her veggie box that veers outside of her comfort zone. Help her over this food hurdle!

building better blocks

LEGO lets you play with improving mass transit

Will having kids play with LEGO buses and trams (rather than Hot Wheels) foster the next generation of public-transit advocates?

growing lanes

Bike trail being paved with asphalt made from plants instead of oil

Chris Williams of Iowa U. has cooked up a bio-oil from plants that can replace the asphalt glue that holds our pavement together -- Bioasphalt.

are we dreaming?

D'juno actress Ellen Page wants to plant an idea in your head?

We don't usually include earnest video pleas among the usual snark of The Grist List, but for the adorable actress Ellen Page, we'll make an inception to the rule. Watch her video message!

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