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Electric DeLorean could get you back to a slightly less grim future

When we think about how we’re going to save the environment from the ravages of fossil fuels, our first thought is not generally “with gull-wing doors.” Well, luckily not everyone thinks inside the box, and this is why Stephen Wynne, the British mechanic who bought the entire DeLorean inventory, is going to revive the DeLorean DMC-12 as an electric car.

This kangaroo escape caper is ‘Dr. Doolittle’ meets ‘The Italian Job’

If you were a kangaroo in a zoo in Germany, would you say to yourself, “OK, well, I guess I’m never going to see Australia again, but hey, at least I like the smell of bratwurst”? Or would you say, “I bet it’s just a matter of time until the fox over there digs a hole in the bottom of this fence, and then that wild boar, well, he’s bound to get himself through that exterior wall at some point, and then it’s hello, 10:15 non-stop to Sydney!” Over the past weekend, three kangaroos at the Hochwildschutzpark Hunsrück near Frankfurt …

Food

Paris is building a crazy-looking indoor banana farm

Man, Parisians are so grabby. They already have the Eiffel Tower, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Grey Poupon, and now they’re going to have locally grown bananas too? Parisians at the the Agricultural Urbanism Lab are hard at work (if you can call a life with six weeks of paid vacation work) on a miniature vertical banana farm that will also function as an indoor park.