Grist List

la vie en route

Paris plans to ban cars from its city center

To fight smog, the city's badass mayor wants to outlaw unnecessary traffic, ban all diesel cars, and double the number of bike lanes.

if i may be so old

This massive retirement home would grow its own food

The proposal for this beautiful building has us drooling over its emphasis on fresh food and community, and it isn't even built yet.

Breast Intentions

The Daily Show reminds us “pink fracking” against breast cancer is the most ridiculous thing ever

Fracking company Baker Hughes painted 1,000 drill bits pink to support the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Yep: no hypocrisy there.

this little piggy went to market

This sausage prank exposes our weird food issues

A butcher pretends to put piglets into a sausage machine. Madness ensues.

Business & Technology

Whatever, Tesla, this guy just invented a real flying car

The Terrafugia Transition will go down in history as the first ever commercially available flying car AND the worst name ever given to a product of any sort.

Don't treadmill on me

Watch this turkey run away from Thanksgiving in slow motion

Ben Franklin wanted the turkey to be America's national bird -- if he'd had this amazing video on his side, he might have won.

Living

In the ski business, there are no climate deniers

Ski season is just beginning in California, but real snow on the slopes is becoming a rarity.

Food

Hey Big Soda, stop targeting black and Latino kids

A new study shows that major beverage companies like Coca-Cola and Pepsi are aiming their advertising campaigns largely toward black and Latino youth.

Cities

Your city’s water would be cleaner if it had a magic island in it

Floating wetlands feed on nitrogen pollution in streams and ponds, stifling gross algal blooms and bringing some wildness back into cities.

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