Our brains can’t quit our gadgets—that didn’t happen by accident says Popular Science

Something of concern for people who like to stay in control of their mental wellbeing. This links nicely to my forthcoming article on digital lifestyle and mental health.  external link Your obsession with your smartphone isn’t an accident. The devices—and apps inside them—are entrancing by design, earning them comparisons to gambling, sugar, and tobacco. Source: Our brains can’t quit our gadgets—that didn’t happen by accident | Popular Science external link

June 21, 2018 · 1 min · Axel Segebrecht

Inside a volcano scientist’s campaign for congress

Hashtag WomenInScience, WomenInPolitics, ScientistsInPolitics ? I think we need more critical thinking applied to problems which are often solved by financial or power driven decision making. In the Age of Dumb, we need people involved in politics who can counter emotional topics with a cool, level headed approach. More scientists please!

June 20, 2018 · 1 min · Axel Segebrecht

Theresa May reported to ad watchdog over ‘Brexit dividend’ for NHS claim reports Sky News

 external link Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson demands the Advertising Standards Authority take action over a “misleading” poster. Source: Theresa May reported to ad watchdog over ‘Brexit dividend’ for NHS claim external link I find it unforgiving that our government sees it fit to double down on a lie first conceived to dupe voters into Brexit would mean more cash. It means less money from Europe and less nurses and doctors....

June 20, 2018 · 1 min · Axel Segebrecht

China’s plastic waste ban will leave 111 million tons of trash with nowhere to go reports The Verge

 external link But it’s gotta go somewhere Source: China’s plastic waste ban will leave 111 million tons of trash with nowhere to go – The Verge external link Not sure this will help making our oceans cleaner :'( We need to stop using plastic and vote with our feet as consumers in order to curb this.

June 20, 2018 · 1 min · Axel Segebrecht

Link: Sam Amrami tracks you in Pret. And at Starbucks. And down the pub

Amrani’s startup, Tamoco, tracks the location of 100 million smartphone owners through a global collection of 1.1 billion “proximity sensors,” Source: Sam Amrami tracks you in Pret. And at Starbucks. And down the pub | WIRED UK external link

February 24, 2018 · 1 min · Axel Segebrecht