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Age-adjusted brain cancer rates have flatlined over nearly 30 years. Giuseppe Milo/Flickr

Mobile phone health alarmists bereft of credible arguments

In May this year, I led a paper published in Cancer Epidemiology, which looked at the incidence of brain cancer in Australia between 1982 and 2012. The first mobile phone call was made in Australia in…
The 1972 Panasonic Toot-a-Loop portable radio was inspired by rotary phones and designed to be worn around the wrist.

Briefcase phones, bracelet radios and other obsolete design gems

Here's to the Kodak camera, the transistor TV, the portable typewriter and other casualties of a throwaway age. They may be old hat but they are objects of beauty, as a new exhibition shows.
Don’t neglect to unplug and be actually alone. Woman on beach via shutterstock.com

Finding solitude in an era of perpetual contact

If a person is alone in the forest when a tree falls, but she doesn't notice it because she is texting, does it still count as solitude?
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A day in the digital life of teenagers

We should fret less about what teenagers do with their phones, and spend more time talking to them about what the digital, connected future holds for them.

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