Sarah Laskow

Sarah Laskow is a reporter based in New York City who covers environment, energy, and sustainability issues, among other things.

Food

You will eat more cookies if you’re told they’re ‘medium’ instead of ‘large’

Although people make decisions based on size labels, they don't really know how much food or drink they're consuming.

Business & Technology

One square inch of glass will make your data live forever

It’s nigh-indestructible.

Business & Technology

Soon we’ll be able to grow leather in a test tube

By the end of the year, scientists will have grown a piece of leather .787 inches by .787 inches in size, without killing an animal. That is the goal of a company called Modern Meadow, Fast Company reports, and its lab-grown leather could one day be even better than the dead-animal hides that we still wear around even though (or, really, because) polyester exists in the world. The company is interested in creating lab-grown leather that’s identical to the “real” thing, but also in improving upon what already exists. “At this point, the goal is to create products that are …

Food

How to prepare yourself for the Baconpocalypse

An industry trade group says that "a world shortage of pork and bacon next year is now unavoidable” due to the summer’s crazy weather.

This insane guy stood right next to a gigantic, beautiful waterfall of lava

He did this ON PURPOSE.

Business & Technology

This bike just might go 100 miles per hour

When he rides his new bike, Graeme Obree must look like a man who's been abducted by aliens and is struggling to get out of the weird, clear pod in which they've stored him.

Cities

After three days of water rationing, an entire city flushes its toilets at the same time

It was called the Big Flush.

Business & Technology

Bike-powered e-waste recycler could keep your electronics from murdering the planet

It's basically a grinder, attached to a bike.

Living

Robots, plants team up to make humans fall flat on their faces

By making plants mobile, you make them the natural enemies of a) humans and b) cats

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