Science & Technology


The one with the Surrogate

  If you have watched F.R.I.E.N.D.S, you might remember how the show took a modern stance on motherhood.  **spoiler alert**   We saw Phoebe agreeing to be the surrogate mother for her brother and his wife. Then we saw Rachel as a single mother (at first). In the final season, we saw […]


Solidarity in self-isolation: Why we #leavenoonebehind during a global pandemic

With the invisible threat of covid-19 seemingly all around us, governments all over the world instruct us to shelter in place and wait. We huddle alone, or with friends and family, anxious about the future and what kind of society we will step out into once this is all over. […]


How to celebrate World Health Day during a World Health Crisis

On April 7th we celebrate World Health Day. But how to properly celebrate a day like this during a global pandemic? At the moment countries all around the globe are battling a global health crisis. Even though it feels like there is no end in sight. We want to use […]


Joe Hanson on Science Communication, Education, and Climate Change

Joe Hanson, the creator, and host of It’s Okay To Be Smart, an award-winning science education YouTube show from PBS Digital Studios that celebrates curiosity and the pleasure of finding things out. We had a chance to speak with him after his talk at our tenth-anniversary conference, About Time. In […]


How about not feeling guilty for being eco-friendly

With the world finally understanding that our ecosystem is, putting it mildly, not in the best condition, more and more people are trying to live more eco-friendly. This is quite a positive trend, taking into account, that mankind has already used up all its ecological resources for the year 2019 […]


Vaccination: Back to the healthier Future

  Sometimes it feels like we already live in the future of sci-fi movies. And it’s not only about voice control in your phone or computer just as in ‘Back to the Future’, paying for your coffee with a smartwatch like in ‘The Simpsons’ (hashtag they predicted) or having video […]


Tech, trust and the media: Three questions to answer by 2029 1

The end of trust: What are the fundamental questions that need to be answered within the next decade so that humanity and technology can grow side by side? A talk with Ethan Zuckerman. “How do we trigger social change? Through law, markets, norms and code,” Ethan Zuckerman stated in his […]


Tech–xpat, or should that be Tech-xile?

Expat– ‘a person who lives outside their native country’ Exile – ‘the state of being barred from one’s native country’ – Roughly what most dictionaries would say Like many good stories (and quite a few bad ones), this thought process all began in an Irish Pub. As many of you […]