Przemek Tomulik

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Why almost everything you've been told about unhealthy foods is wrong

Eggs and red meat have both been on the nutritional hit list – but after a major study last week dismissed a link between fats and heart disease, is it time for a complete rethink?<p>Could eating too much margarine be bad for your critical faculties? The "experts" who so confidently advised us to …

Why Louis C.K. won't let his kids have cell phones

Louis C.K. has poked fun at cell phone addiction before, most notably in his famous "Everything's Amazing and Nobody's Happy" rant — but on <i>Conan</i> this week, he went further, letting loose a rant about how being constantly tethered to cell phones is making people less reflective, less emphathetic, …

This column will change your life: the joy of losing

Anyone born in the 70s to parents of an even slightly knit-your-own-muesli disposition must have encountered the horror of "non-competitive games". …

Scientists develop biological transistor that can command living cells

Fully biological computers are getting closer to reality. Scientists at Stanford University today announced they have created a new type of transistor, the most basic part of a computer (and almost all other modern electronics), that is made entirely using genetic material, and works inside of …

Pesticide makes bees forget the scent for food, new study finds

Widely used pesticides have been found in new research to block a part of the brain that bees use for learning, rendering some of them unable to …

Forget about Summly – what we need is analysis

Yesterday, Cornell computer science professor Emin Gün Sirer criticized Yahoo’s acquisition of Summly, arguing that 17-year-old Nick D’Aloisio’s app …

Click & Grow Turns To Kickstarter To Seed Its 2nd Gen “Smart Herb Garden”

Another established hardware startup is turning to Kickstarter to help fund its next wares. This time it’s the turn of Click & Grow, maker of the smart garden that lets you grow a plant indoors with little or no intervention. After selling over 50,000 units of its first device, the Palo Alto, U.S. …

Goodbye supermarkets: how I lived for a year without the multinationals

It's exactly 12 months since I decided to see if I could live for a year without visiting a supermarket. When I started this experiment I wasn't sure …