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Business & Technology

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 …

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 …

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 …

Seriously, what the hell is this thing

io9 is asking for help on behalf of a reader who found a horrible tentacle-thing on the ground in Stockholm, Sweden. He wants help identifying …

All the plants in the Amazon would die without this tiny patch of desert in Africa

Sometimes nature has the coolest trans-continental bromance with itself.

Climate & Energy

Climate change could take away high school football

High school football season is heating up—but not in a good way. Climate change could ruin the sport for good.

Tommy Lee: ‘Please don’t torture whales by playing them Mötley Crüe’

Tommy Lee may specialize in loud music, amateur porn, and wearing eyeliner even though he’s almost 50, but he’s not a monster. He loves his …

Climate & Energy

The only way to evacuate all of humanity from Earth is to use nuclear propulsion

Yes, it is awesome the Curiosity rover can Instagram Mars pics back to Earth from 50 million miles away. But ultimately, one goal of all …

Giant pythons are taking over the Everglades

Last week, researchers at the University of Florida got a present — a gigantic Burmese python, the largest anyone had ever found in the Everglades. …