Articles by Ashley Braun
Ashley Braun is Grist's News Producer and (unofficially) its Official Puntificator. She's also a science nerd, a lazy runner, an organic container gardener, and an accidental "expert" on topics like cross-country relationships and social media.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency just nabbed the latest fugitive on its Most Wanted list. Hiding out in the Dominican Republic, this convict was on the run for giving green jobs a bad name.
Worried about whether your helmet will still keep you safe after a few falls? Here's one that makes quite a stink when it's time to replace it.
Man cannot live on bread alone, but can he live on nothing but potatoes? The chief of the Washington State Potato Commission is finding out firsthand by eating nothing but 20 potatoes a day for two months. [BONUS: Watch him make mashed potatoes with a potato gun!]
America, ever obsessed with diet and health, is stumped by the problem of obesity. Figuring out what to eat really isn't that hard, says author and food systems researcher Marion Nestle. If this basic human instinct seems more complicated than that, it's the effect of food marketing.