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

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

Animated books help children learn better

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have found that digital storybooks that animate upon a child’s vocalization offer beneficial learning opportunities, especially for children with less developed attention regulation. “Digital platforms have exploded in popularity, and a huge proportion of the top-selling …Continue reading

Mosquitoes can sense toxins through their legs: study

Researchers at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) have identified a completely new mechanism by which mosquitoes that carry malaria are becoming resistant to insecticide. After studying both Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles coluzzii, two major malaria vectors in West Africa, they …Continue reading

Capturing CO2 from trucks to reduce emissions by 90%

In Europe, transport is responsible for nearly 30% of the total CO2 emissions, out of which an estimated 72% comes from road transportation. While the use of electric vehicles for personal transportation could help lower that number, reducing emissions from commercial transport …Continue reading