Living

Cities

Trucks kill bicyclists all the time. This tool could change that

Trucks are singularly lethal vehicles when it comes to accidents with pedestrians and cyclists. But there's a way to make them less deadly.

Green Screen

“True Detective” makes us wonder: Is Los Angeles totally unlovable?

In the new season of "True Detective," the city of Los Angeles is as dirty and soulless as its flawed protagonists.

KANYE WHO?

The Dalai Lama calls for swift climate action and pals around with Patti Smith

Forget Kanye West -- the Tibetan leader rocked a panel on climate change to discuss environmental responsibility and Pope Francis' encyclical.

Living

How should I get rid of old Barbies and Legos?

What to do with old Barbies, Lego bricks, and other plastic toys? Umbra sorts through the disposal dilemmas represented by the toybox.

Living

“The Last Survivors” is drought’s worst-case scenario — and it looks pretty bad

If your post-apocalyptic future involves the worst of water-privatization and hand-to-hand combat, you know you're really in for it.

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.