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Rich rewards: The effect of ADHD medication on the human brain

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological disorder characterized by symptoms of hyperactivity, inattention and impulsivity. People with the condition are often prescribed a stimulant drug called methylphenidate, which treats these symptoms. However, scientists do not fully understand how the drug works. …Continue reading

Lasers can now accurately spot space junk

“The possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately 3,720 to one!” exclaimed C-3PO as Han Solo directed the Millennium Falcon into an asteroid field in the movie “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.” While Earth’s orbit is nowhere near as …Continue reading