It’s time for this week’s installment of Neurosciency Friday (inspired by NPR Science Friday!), in which I bring you science news and tidbits from around the web!
I have to get to a
n actual writing project, so I will keep it short. But there’s been a lot of science in the news this week!
Stanford engineers have built a computer using carbon nanotubes that could run faster and more efficiently than traditional computers.
A study published in the journal Science has identified a brain circuit that goes awry in overeating, adding to the evidence that overeating may have a neurobiological basis.
Quitting smoking may be easier for internet users who participate in health-specific social media. I think this would apply to other health-improvement behaviors such as exercise and eating well…but I’ll just have to wait for that study to be done, I guess.
Experts have confirmed that fruit and veggie consumption reduces the risk of mortality. I haven’t had a vegetable yet today…perhaps I should get to it.
And … this sea creature, which is actually several purple sea sponges fused together, looks like Cookie Monster. Creepy.
What are your weekend plans? Science related…or not!
Have a great one!