Aleksandra Sokolowska

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How to Read an Egg Carton (And Why Terms Like "Cage-Free" Are Misleading)

I’m a well-meaning egg buyer. I know about the cruelty of cages, the terrible things that happen to chicken beaks, and the speed at which avian flu can wipe out a barn of tightly packed hens, so I’m always careful to buy cartons that advertise “Free-Range” and “Cage-Free.” But as it turns out, <b>these</b> …

The human 'superpredator' is unique — and unsustainable, study says

If you're looking for the world's top "super-predator," look no further than your own reflection.<p>A new study that examined 2,125 interactions between predators and their prey found that humans kill other carnivores at a rate far higher than all other top predators. But what solidifies our No. 1 …

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How one woman turned her passion for tinkering into a $33 million business — without a dime of funding

Her classmates couldn't help but notice her personal style, and they asked how they could build their own. Fried started selling little kits with all the electronics they needed to get started.<p>It became a nice little business for Fried, and she saw the opportunity to turn her passion for teaching …

Tired of slow Internet, British man successfully builds his own DIY 4G tower

In a truly innovative move, a 60-year-old farmer Richard Guy built himself a 4G tower mast, after battling with slow Internet for years. The mast now …

New Airbnb scam dupes several Telegraph readers

<b>Ross Crombie writes</b><br>A few weeks ago I booked an apartment for a long weekend on Ibiza for myself and some friends through Airbnb’s website. I had heard about people being scammed by paying direct so I only communicated with the host through Airbnb’s email service. I also paid by credit card through …

How to Make a Provençal Vegetable Tian (a.k.a. That Dish From the Ratatouille Movie)

You know the final scene of the 2007 Disney movie <i>Ratatouille</i>, when the rat cooks up an amazingly inspired reinterpretation of a classic ratatouille, transforming the humble summer vegetable stew into a gorgeous layered construction that melts a bitter restaurant critic's heart? Wasn't it wonderful? …

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How to Become an Expert | Popular Science

Photo by Chris Crisman<p>How To Create Your Own Friends<p>I started building robots. Then I fell in love with them. At Carnegie Mellon University, I’m working with robot body language. People usually think of companion robots as ones that are just hanging out with you, as your friends or toys. I think …

Book finds truth about man kept in the zoo - Futurity

In 1906, a Congolese man named Ota Benga appeared on display—and against his will—in the Bronx Zoo. A new book investigates the forces that put him …

Bedtime phenomenon: scientist develops book to send children to sleep in minutes

For most authors the prospect of their books sending readers to sleep would be horrifying.<p>But the latest publishing phenomenon which is topping the Amazon charts is a book which promises to do just that, at least for children.<p>The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep, has been created by Swedish …